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A hotel for techies to stay at to create software and applications
Hackathons are when a large group of techies come together and
organise into teams and build a piece of software in 24 hours.
The goal is to produce the best product in under 24 hours.
I propose a hotel which always has a hackathon going on and there's
a place to crash when the hackathon is
This could be a newly constructed hotel (lots of capital needed) or
an existing hotel with an agreement to use their facilities.
The resulting software could be turned into startups.
||I've seen a few apartment listings in San Francisco
that offer "free rent in exchange for you joining our
startup and working for equity". A foolish deal. A
good startup is basically 50% cult, 50% scam. The
"cult" part is a "changing the world" altruism to get
people to work a lot of overtime for below market
rate compensation. The "scam" part is using existing
technology to monopolize an industry and using
venture capital money to ensure the monopolization
attempt is successful. A highly dubious game to
play, but if somebody is 50% David Koresh and 50%
Leon Trotsky then perhaps they can make it work. If
a "startup" is attempting to do research or develop
something non-existent then something has gone
wrong. For comparison, the Wright Brothers
developed the airplane working more or less alone
and entirely self-funded at a bicycle shop and a cow
||That will be dealt with by your exception-handler code, shirley ?