January 7, 2010
If you are in the tech business, then, like me, you probably are always on the hunt for great engineering talent.
A few months back, we had a dinner at Dogpatch Labs with a bunch of super successful entrepreneurs and brainstormed the topic of how/where to find the best talent. Someone (I can’t remember who so can’t give due credit, sorry!) made the great point that the hot new platform consistently attracts great young developers. Like flies to light, ambitious, talented young engineers frequently jump on the hot new platform to try to build and launch a new product/service/company.
Looking back over just the last couple years, it is easy to see this pattern in action. From Facebook to iPhone to Twitter, the emergence of each of these platforms gave rise to lots of projects started by super talented engineers.
So, what is the hot new platform for 2010? I have my notion — what’s yours?