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When the Freehackers Union post came out and it starting getting some attention, I was completely stoked. I couldn't wait to move to NYC (I was moving anyway) and show off my hack and gain acceptance into the group. Of course, by the time I actually got here, the F.U. had dissipated.
I have to be honest, I did think Zed was exaggerating quite a bit when he described his frustrations attending tech events, but as I started getting involved in the NYC tech scene, I too felt the same way.
But, Zed was right—NYC tech groups and events suck. OK, maybe that's a bit harsh, because there are great ones out there, but even the ones I like suffer from business people, and even worse, horrible tech recruiters.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
even the ones I like suffer from business people, and even worse, horrible tech recruiters. (it's not only in NYC, it's everywhere)