I was at lunch the other day with a very skilled engineer and I was bemoaning the difficulty in finding skilled engineers to get involved in start-ups. My buddy responded that he would just go to tons of coding oriented meet-ups if he was doing a start-up and wanted to meet skilled, motivated junior engineers.
He had two great reasons why meetups are a great place to recruit for start-ups:
- People that attend meetups for coding clearly think of coding as an avocation, and not simply a vocation.
- People that attend meetups are probably single.