Joel Spolsky is a respected software developer turned business owner runs Fog Creek software – a software development shop where his goal is to:
“Build the kind of software company where we would want to work, one in which programmers and software developers are the stars and everything else serves only to make them productive and happy. The theory, which has proven itself over and over again, is that this kind of thinking would allow us to attract the super-talented software developers who would do great things and make us successful”
I have been talking with a lot of founders, developers and recruiters recently (I am hiring for 2 developer positions).
An interesting topic comes up often: Finding a talented developer is hard because they want to start their own company. I want to send a very strong message to developers who want to start their own company:
You can not do it alone, and it is more than code. Way, way more.