This is the seventeenth in a series. You might want to read the previous post before reading this.
This post is based on the Lagos level on microcorruption.com
Hywel is a rare developer: communicative, responsive, and utterly obsessed with the finer details. He knows code inside out, but knows how to handle humans, too.
Hywel is an experienced software engineer and CTO who also understands the consumer, consumer behaviour and marketing. He is able quickly to identify the gaps in a startup idea and produce creative ways to solve them, saving business owners time and money. His skillsets are not often found together and make a powerful combination which I can highly recommend.
I would highly recommend them to any other early-stage business or startup. They used their breadth and depth of knowledge and experience to help me refine my business ideas into a viable product. They provided sound advice on the design and specifications and quickly responded to my questions, of which there were many. They talk in clear English rather than technical jargon so I always knew what was going on and understood technical decisions. I am very happy with the end result and because of their competent execution, I am able to focus on my business rather than on the technology.
I have been working with Hywel for a few months now, and he has not only been a complete joy to work with, but he has dramatically accelerated the pace of development, allowing us to progress (tech & business dev.) in tandem towards a feasible launch date. Hywel is able to translate my high-level and sometimes abstract reasoning into something tangible and actionable, showing a clear and very important ability to both work with and digest the thoughts/wants of non-technical business people. Before working with Hywel, I was outsourcing my dev. work to a team of individuals who collectively accomplished a fraction of what Hywel and I have been able to do together, in a much shorter period of time. My only regret is not discovering him earlier.