Are You A Software Developer? Apply To Be Wined and Dined In Boulder!

I’ve lived in Boulder, Colorado since 1995.  Six months after Amy and I moved her, we realized this would be our home for the rest of our life.  When I moved here I had no expectation that I’d ever do any work here as most of my entrepreneurial and investing activity up to that point was in Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle. 

Between 1996 and 2000 the Boulder software / Internet scene grew.  A lot.  The crash of the Internet bubble slowed things down some but they came roaring back starting in 2003.  Boulder is rocking today and – once again – there is way more demand for super amazing software developers than there is supply.

A bunch of local companies – including Aegis Analytical, EventVue, Filtrbox, Fuser, Gnip, HiveLive, Me.dium, Printfection, Rally Software, Return Path, and socialthing! – have gotten together to create a job fair on October 27-31. 

This is not your ordinary job fair.  If you think you are a rock star developer, apply here.  The top 100 will be chosen and flown out to Boulder – all expenses covered – to interview with all of the companies involved, get wined and diner (and hiked and biked) around Boulder. 

If you are really bold, stick around over the weekend and come to Defrag 2008 in downtown Denver and use the discount code foundry1 for a $300 discount.  I promise you that you’ll never think of Boulder/Denver the same way again.

  • electromute

    This is a really great opportunity. I grew up in Boulder and moved back here after being away for 10 years to work at Me.dium. Who would have thought that Boulder would have so much to offer for a software engineer? Looking forward to all the new, fresh talent!

  • http://www.bearonbusiness.com Dan Caruso

    Someone sent me an email on this…perhaps Seth?…i saw it come through on bb but then it was lost in email clutter…can someone re-send and perhaps Zayo and Envysion (and maybe NGT and dataVail) can help sponsor the event.

  • http://ryanagraves.com Ryan Graves

    Brad – It is so common to see job fairs for developers and hackers! Web startups need them to have a product – I get that. But, what would you say to the biz guy who loves the tech but can't code. I spoke with Eric Olson, who I believe is a friend of yours this weekend, and we're similar in that we're probably not going to build a web product but we'll sell and position the shit out of it. Thoughts?
    Hope to hear from you soon! Cheers.

    • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

      The issue is “supply and demand”. There is much more of an imbalance in supply and demand for developers / hackers than there is for business guys that love tech but can’t code. While this isn’t necessarily satisfying to the business guy that loves tech but can’t code, it’s been this way for as long as I can remember.

  • Dan Caruso

    Someone sent me an email on this…perhaps Seth?…i saw it come through on bb but then it was lost in email clutter…can someone re-send and perhaps Zayo and Envysion (and maybe NGT and dataVail) can help sponsor the event.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/electromut39541 electromut39541

    This is a really great opportunity. I grew up in Boulder and moved back here after being away for 10 years to work at Me.dium. Who would have thought that Boulder would have so much to offer for a software engineer? Looking forward to all the new, fresh talent!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    The issue is “supply and demand”. There is much more of an imbalance in supply and demand for developers / hackers than there is for business guys that love tech but can’t code. While this isn’t necessarily satisfying to the business guy that loves tech but can’t code, it’s been this way for as long as I can remember.

  • Ryan Graves

    Brad – It is so common to see job fairs for developers and hackers! Web startups need them to have a product – I get that. But, what would you say to the biz guy who loves the tech but can't code. I spoke with Eric Olson, who I believe is a friend of yours this weekend, and we're similar in that we're probably not going to build a web product but we'll sell and position the shit out of it. Thoughts?
    Hope to hear from you soon! Cheers.