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How AI will change software engineering w/ Lindsey Witmer Collins

By October 25, 2023No Comments

In this episode of Make Sense, I sit down with Lindsey Witmer Collins, the founder of WLCM App Studio, an INC. magazine best in business title holder for companies that put purpose before profit. Her studio’s apps have won national product awards, they’ve earned placements by iTunes and Apple TV’s Planet of the Apps, and they’ve been named a world-changing idea by Fast Company. In this episode, we talk about code quality, the barriers for tech startups, and the future of software engineering with AI on the scene.

Show Notes

00:00 – The future of software development

00:18 – Meet Lindsey and Lindsay

03:19 – Behind the scenes: What’s been making Lindsey laugh (Watch it here:    • Man Runs Into Garage Door While Attem…  )

05:40 – Super apps are absolutely taking over

11:18 – Someone using AI can replace you

15:29 – Will AI code generators have a profound effect on developers’ productivity?

19:36 – Software engineering will become more commoditized

27:38 – What is quality code?

40:36 – The barriers for tech startups are lower than ever… is this true?

51:39 – If a founder wants to solve real problems, what is that process like in the early days?


Make Sense is a weekly series dedicated to talking about startup stories from the past, hysterical or mind-numbing blunders, how to do better. We also discuss how tech impacts us and how we can raise the bar when it comes to the ethics, morals, and standards in the tech industry.

About Lindsey Witmer Collins

She’s a software architect, experience designer, startup mentor, and founder of WLCM (“Welcome”). After nearly 15 years and 150+ launches together, WLCM is a seasoned team of 25 senior-level app strategists, designers and engineers who build winning apps for clients across industries. Their product teams work as if in-house for funded seed-stage and venture-backed startups.

Crowned “Best in Class” by Apple, “Best of Experience Design” by Fast Company, and “Best in Business” by Inc., WLCM prides themselves on creating high-end software experiences.

She’s passionate about sharing what she has learned about leadership and entrepreneurship and helping founders navigate tech when they’re new to it. If you have a great podcast or need a panelist or moderator, reach out.

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