I run a few open source projects, one of which is Snipe-IT, a free IT asset management system. While the app is in English by default (since that’s my most fluent language), giving my end users the ability to use the app in their own language has always been important to me, so from pretty early on, I started to swap out hard-coded English strings with language localization strings.
Back in March, I decided I needed a change. I left my job of almost 5 years at a boutique ad agency and spent a little time trying to figure out what was next for me. I ended up as a co-founder and CTO of a 3-person startup, and I wanted to share some of things I’ve learned over the past few months.