The Upside of Developer Events

The real benefit is connecting to the broader community of ideas

A decade ago, I was attending an event every night of the week. Sometimes if I was super ambitious, I would attend two or more events in an evening. It was 2010 in New York City, as the nascent NYC tech startup scene was growing.

Winding down my own startup, I realized my huge Achilles heel. In my futile attempts at fund raising and hiring, I had no network and no credibility. I was too busy being a founder to network or learn from others or to share ideas.