"I want to work somewhere that values building things more than running meetings, where the founders are still running the company, and there's a small enough number of engineers that you can get things done by talking to people." โ€” a programmer I'm introducing to startups

8:47 AM ยท Aug 3, 2021

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Founders: Stay like this for as long as you can, because this is what every good programmer wants. Resist the people who want to add "process" to the way you do things. They will only tell you about the benefits, and not the costs.
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Replying to @paulg
Sounds a lot like @CapsuleSoc
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Replying to @paulg
Checkout @veertly and talk directly to me @joaoaguiam ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป
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Replying to @paulg
what are the tradeoffs for working in such an "ideal" space/startup?
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You have to work harder, be more flexible. Huge companies are full of punch-clock people who are happy if they have an excuse for not working (e.g. PC broken, not fixed for a week) as doing work. They value retirement and going diving on the weekend far, far higher than work.
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Replying to @paulg
This is where I want to work.
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Where can we find such programmers?
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Indian tech twitter,but majority of good programmers nowadays just build their own product
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