Aug 30, 2022
Welcome again to another episode of Engineer Your Success! Today, our special guest Dustin DeVries
Dustin has been living and breathing in software development for over 20 years. He is the Co-Founder of Caffeine Interactive Technologies, an agency that focuses on planning strategies and architecture, ensuring that software implementations are straightforward based on clear ways to measure success. He enjoys working with clients to build the right technology, whether it's a multi-tiered mobile app built with React and Laravel or a simple website based on WordPress. He received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Dustin is proud to work with some of the most talented business analysts and developers in the industry. He is a solopreneur and has grown his company based on a 100% remote team that has been thriving for the last eight years.
Dustin enjoys playing tennis, fishing, reading, gardening, music, hiking, and hanging out with his family in his spare time. He believes that a work-life balance is essential to operate a business, overcoming adversities, and finding a bigger purpose in life. He is eager to discuss the importance of having personal freedom while being a successful entrepreneur in the software industry, working with remote teams, and managing family crises.
Let’s know more about Dustin with no further ado Let’s dive in!
[00:31 - 07:08] How to Sell Like an Engineer: Tips from a Business Owner
[07:09 - 14:29] Tips For Growing Your Business
[14:29 - 21:34] How to Build a Strong Remote Team
[21:35 - 28:38] Success Principles for Managers: Journaling, Sticking to One Thing, and Measuring Success
[28:38 – 30:44] Closing Segment
Learn more about Dustin DaVries by following him on LinkedIn
or visiting caffeineinteractive.com
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Important Resources to Note:
“I look back over a two-week period or a month and see that I've been struggling with some of the same things each and every day. Then that's how I start to identify those blind spots and start to do something to be more intentional about fixing them.” - Dustin DeVries
“Now you're in this hybrid situation, which is a totally different animal because you have people who want to be in the office and are looking at the people who are not in the office. And so you have to develop new strategies to engage your employees and the relationships that you wanna foster. You're not going to totally replace what you had in person, but there are some things that you can do to help build your team, your camaraderie in the lines of communication in this hybrid environment.” - Dr. James Bryant