Karl Hughes

Technology team builder and startup enthusiast
Blog Posts

For almost a year now I've been applying for (and speaking) at tech conferences. Midway through 2017, I made a goal for myself to speak at at least four conferences

Cloud based web hosting has enabled small startups to build and scale software applications that can compete with much larger companies, and now most large enterprises are taking advantage of

I spent about half my time in January hiring our second software engineer at The Graide Network. Hiring developers is tough, especially at a startup where we don't have the

Creating custom software should be the last resort for early stage startups. Writing good software is a slow and expensive process. Writing bad software is even slower, especially when you

There are hundreds of ways you can put up a website without writing much code, but one pattern I've started playing around with is the GABA stack. What is the

In just a few days I'll be heading to Sandusky, Ohio for the 2018 Codemash conference. In addition to the talk I'll be giving on Testing Distributed Systems and the

A year and a half ago when I joined The Graide Network, I left a role managing and hiring an engineering team to be the first developer at a new

I was recently asked by a new web developer what resources I would recommend for people just starting to learn PHP. While the resources available have changed a lot in

I know this is a little off base from my usual posts about software, technology, and startups, but hear me out because it's important. You might think that if you

This year I'll be speaking at the Linux Foundation's API Strategy and Practice conference, but I'm not just excited to go as a speaker. There are some great looking sessions