#13 Building Software for Startups in San Francisco and Leading Development Teams with Amed Rodriguez

Amed Rodriguez is a Senior Software Engineer who developed software for many startups in San Francisco. He co-founded a startup which got an interview with Y-Combinator (W15). After working as an engineer for companies in the Bay Area, he eventually moved to Vancouver. In this episode, we talk about his experience of leading a software development company and the best way to get more startup clients and projects.

Amed Rodriguez is a Senior Software Engineer who has extensive experience with lean startup and has developed software for many startups in San Francisco. He is originally from Mexico and is now living in Vancouver.

After leading a Lean Startup product development company for many years, he co-founded a startup in the health sector which got an interview with Y-Combinator (W15). After not getting accepted into YC, he started working as an engineer for companies in the Bay Area.

We talked about his experience of trying to get a work permit to be able to live in the US, and why he eventually decided to immigrate to Canada instead. He also shared some tips on how to get more startup clients and projects when you're working as a freelancer and how he's found jobs in the US and Canada.

We also talked about the main differences between living and working as a developer in Monterrey,  San Francisco and Vancouver, and the challenges of working onsite after many years of remote work.

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