Musings and stories from a startup
UPDATE: Here is the video recording from PyCon 2013 in Santa Clara, CA.
On the second day of the WebFwd accelerator, Ash and Rastin, the dynamic duo from Anahita, cornered Tantek Celik, one of the WebFwd mentors, to grill him with questions about the business model for their open source social networking software Anahita.
Sometimes you create the best software when you are frustrated with the status quo and have an itch to scratch. Daniel Lindsley's Haystack and Tastypie are classic examples of scratching your own itch. He had a problem to solve and none of the existing solutions were good enough, so he built his own, and in doing so, came up with a solution that solves other people's problems too.
The month of November was a busy month for hackathons in Boston with the Startup Weekend, Music Hack Day and AngelHack. This past weekend I participated in the Boston Angelhack, and wanted to share a few thoughts about the experience.
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