Advice on Attracting Good Developers – Samuel Mullen

During the dot-com boom of the late 90’s, much ado was made about the many perks offered by companies used to attract developers: ping pong and pool tables, catered lunches, video game rooms, alcohol, sign-on bonuses, and oh yeah, stock options! Today, some of those perks are just running gags, but others have become standard to the modern tech company.

A lot has changed in the past fifteen years, but not the need for good developers. The big companies still offer all the crazy benefits to attract top talent (just think of every story you’ve heard about what it’s like to work at Google), and sometimes they just buy companies to acquire the developers therein.

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