Startup Weekend

So I signed up for Startup Weekend in Seattle next month.  I had tried to sign up for the November event but I procrastinated and it ended up being sold out. I have to say, I’m really excited about it!  I am a little nervous though – I’ve met some local startup programmers, the type of guys that I imagine will be at this event, and they were just out-of-this-world smart. I consider myself intelligent, and I have extensive knowledge in many areas, but these guys are ridiculously smart with regard to building large scalable dynamic Web 2.0-type websites quickly using RoR, Django or similar.

It’s going to be interesting to see where I “fit in” – I’ve always considered myself a programmer, but I may be more valuable to my team in other areas if there are 1 or 2 really top-notch framework developers on my team (and if that’s what we end up coding in). I’m good with CodeIgniter, but that seems to be unpopular with the Seattle startup community (though very popular elsewhere) so we’ll see.

Anyway, I think it’s going to be a great experience and I’m looking forward to being immersed in a sea of smart geeks for a weekend working on neat things!