Gift Guide 2012
The brogrammer might be a tech Sasquatch, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been spotted in your biz dev department, among your VCs or all over Austin, Texas during SXSW Interactive. We’ve compiled a list of holiday gifts for this elusive creature so you can be prepared when you encounter him.
On the NYC sub-Reddit today, a user who goes by the handle “onmach” submitted a sincere inquiry about startup culture in New York. Onmach and a friend were considering a move out East, but the friend had a bad experience at a startup interview that devolved into what sounds like your standard brogramming nightmare.
Tech Talent Crunch
Business Insider got an oddball tip this afternoon, in the form of a cover letter for an engineering job in New York City. A firm called Open Source Staffing posted a job listing for a contract-t0-hire API engineer and, according to BI’s source, OSS got the this little gem in return.
Until recently, tech was an industry primarily inhabited and represented by ponytailed geek guys. Though the sandals may still abound, the image of the modern nerd is far from nerdy: tech is cool, and not just because the products these geeks develop are so inextricably tied to our every day lives.
Effervescent wunderkinds and Ivy League golden boys are forgoing finance to wade into the tech pool with the geeks, slapping their names on any startup harnessing the Social Graph API and slipping into the most visible roles in business development, marketing and product. Hey, nerd. Move over.