The China Startup Pulse

Why community matters, even for developers with Ricky Ng-Adam and Frederic Bazin, Co-founders of Coderbunker

Episode Summary

What is your first impression when you think of a co-working space? Ricky Adam and Frederic Bazin envisioned it to be an open community of developers in a shared physical space focused on creating successful engineering team. It may sound ironic but the process of building software would necessitate social activities, and this requires a wide range of talented people. Coderbunker is right now having huge momentum and getting other non-developers into this community as well. The question is: could this business model be happening in other industries and become a game changer in the future of work?

Episode Notes

What is your first impression when you think of a co-working space? Ricky Adam and Frederic Bazin envisioned it to be an open community of developers in a shared physical space focused on creating successful engineering team.

It may sound ironic but the process of building software would necessitate social activities, and this requires a wide range of talented people. Coderbunker is right now having huge momentum and getting other non-developers into this community as well. The question is: could this business model be happening in other industries and become a game changer in the future of work?

Show notes:

[2:48] How does Coderbunker define community?

[4:36] How to maintain a community

[5:50] Recommended traits for those who want to be in it

[8:52] Take care of the people first, followed by the project

[13:04] Portfolio of people in this community

[14:59] Difficulty in finding project owners

[16:19] Getting the talented people onboard

[18:26] Examples of big companies trying out this working style

[20:54] Is this the future of all work?

[22:47] Working onsite vs working remotely

[26:30] Will this happen in other industries too?

[27:47] Spreading of this model to other areas of a company

[29:11] Growing a worldwide network

[30:57] What about the issue of copycats?

Many thanks to our host Ryan Shuken and Oscar Ramos, guest Ricky Adam and Frederic Bazin, editor David and Geep, producer Eva Shi, organizer Chinaccelerator and sponsor People Squared. Be sure to check out our website www.chinaccelerator.com

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