If you're a software developer with an interest in entrepreneurship and startups, you may want to check out The 24 Hour Startup Challenge, which is live-streaming on Saturday. I know some of the folks behind it and they're good people. We even tossed in a bit of DEV swag as prizes to help out.
You may want to partake, but likely it could be an interesting opportunity to learn from those opening up the process to the world.
I'm personally quite intrigued by this. I myself am a startup founder. I've taken a distinctly different approach which involved lots of time and tinkering, rather than a plunge. But the plunge is an interesting approach and I plan on tuning in to see what folks are up to.
Does startup culture care too much about launches and not sustained growth? Probably. Is a 24 hour challenge the healthiest way to build software? Probably not. But it sure sounds like a fun and unique event.
I'm leaning towards maybe taking part in some capacity myself.