Hi old friends,
Very exciting: we're doing a training at UChicago's Chicago Innovation Exchange. Two weeks of intense skill building.
The details and an application link are here:
It's free to attend if you're selected. Apply right away if you're interested.
It's going to be pretty amazing: we lined up a lot of people who are terrific at what they do and we're working with a curriculum that leads to entrepreneurship and leadership skills quickly.
We're able to do this for free in conjunction with UChicago's Chicago Innovation Exchange, who are really terrific people and are hosting us for the program. They've got an amazing space and culture they've been building since October 2014 to bring more innovation to Chicago and the campus.
The most important thing for us is having really top quality people all around, exceptional company and people who love to learn and get things done. If that's you, hurry up and apply and make some lifelong friends.
If you know someone who is in the learning/skill-building phase of their life who fits what we're looking for, definitely send the link to them and they'll be grateful you did. This is really cool. Trainings this in-depth with this caliber of various mentors usually cost a heck of a lot, and we're free if you're accepted. And I'm most looking forward to being around just top quality people the entire time.
Here's that link again --
Hope to see you in Chicago,
Hey what's up Sebastian this is really cool man, I just wanted to find out if this is happening live in person in Chicago ONLY or is it like possibly recorded or streamed live or something (I'm in South Africa man).
This post came at the right time, just got myself moving forward recently in getting in the writing business.
My "How to Get a Raise" comment became one of the most popular I've ever made at Hacker News - obviously this topic is important to people. I'll repeat the short version here, and I'll also give more detailed analysis for people who like to know why things work. Here we go -
The question was, "Why do business analysts and project managers get higher salaries than programmers?"
My reply -
Because programmers don't ask for more money often enough.
I mentioned last week that I had a deadline which I was working towards. I'm going to explain a bit more about this because a) it's consuming my life these days and b) I have the feeling this is going to be the beginning of something big. If it is something big, I think it might be interesting to hear it from the beginning.
What is Y Combinator?
Y Combinator is a "startup accelerator". Since that doesn't mean much, I'll explain how it works. You and your cofounder apply to Y Combinator. If they like you and your startup idea, they give you around $20k in exchange for a small piece of your company.