Devtrepreneur

Published 27th March 2013

I always feel a bit guilty calling myself an “entrepreneur”. I mean I do run a successful company which I’ve bootstrapped myself (“successful” here meaning that it is a profitable lifestyle business where I can afford to hire a few extra folks to help spread the load). But I don’t think I’m an entrepreneur in the traditional sense of the word. I’m not a hustler, I’m not a business wiz, I have minimal marketing skills and I’m not really that interested if riches or fame.

I do, however, love to build stuff. Not surprising really given my Software Engineering/Web Development background. And I think I’m pretty good at building stuff. If I sell some of my work and people want to pay me for it, then that’s cool. I also think it’s pretty important to know exactly what you are, and what you aren’t.

So as of today I’m officially changing my title to “Devtrepreneur”. Someone who loves to build stuff and sell it. I’m not sure if “Devtrepreneur” is a coined phrase yet, but if not I’m coining it today.