Where are the students?
Over the past few years at CU I’ve had the opportunity to work two distinct jobs. A CU student by day – and by night a startup junkie having fun with other creative, ambitious entrepreneurs. The second and much more exciting job began with simple web based programming as a way for me to burn off excess caffeine at night. Adding functionality to the web was a slippery slope to realizing that I could really build something great [at 4am it’s easy to mistake delusion for great]. It wasn’t long before I found friends of mine that could code as well – and hell they wanted to build something great too!
What we had at this point was a small but ambitious group of talented coders – naive and ready for a piece of any project. What we didn’t have and needed more than anything else was a place at CU for brand new entrepreneurial developers like us.
Having spent my share of time in the trenches at CU I know that many students would love their own community just for webdevs. I keep hearing from local startups that need a ‘quick site thrown up’ or ‘just a tweak here…’ – perfect places to rely on a student pool of talent for their ambition and readiness to [inexpensively] tackle those quick projects that you just don’t have time for. Our new CU DIV [Develop and Innovate with Vision] club aims to bring this student development community together. Anyone out there interested in helping get the club off the ground, or have a project for our devs to work on? Hop on over to www.cudiv.com or come to our inaugural event on Wednesday, 1/28 @ 6pm on the CU campus at the DLC Collaboratory!