The ‘startup scene’ has absolutely proliferated my geographic area. I’ve got a bittersweet opinion on it which is nicely outlined in this article. Some of the events that roll through town feel so counterproductive for anybody but the ‘business leads’ trying to make things happen. After all, it’s rarely anything off their back and with an army of willing developers it quickly feels like one group is getting the short end of the stick.
It might be because I’m not all that big on hackathons. It might be a bad taste left in my mouth from past experiences. I’m just so much more intrigued by the prospect of a few buddies getting together and building something for themselves, for the education of it, but most of all for the fun of it. To try and make a business out of every little thing out there, especially when you’re not even the one writing the code, just seems backwards in my little bubble.