In my head, "20% time" is actually "work on what I want to work on", and I spend all week working on things someone else tells me to do. If I take some "me time", it's not going to be used for someone else. And if I'm going to do something for someone else, I'm going to just get my regular projects done.
There's a small possibility that someone else has a great idea that I really want to help with, but that idea would have to be big enough that 2 people could work on it at the same time, too.
So in the end, I think 20% Collab is a bit of an oxymoron.
I've seen a few of these in 20%ish projects where there is no revenue in sight but it sounded like a cool idea to each participants.
> It's not as if the things people work on wouldn't be of interest to others either.
People on the team feel different pain points differently, and don't see the full picture for things they don't feel pain on until they see the solution. Alice has no problem writing a lot of similarly-shaped code and doesn't see the point of Bob's refinements to the code generator. Bob isn't on the on-call team and doesn't care about Alice's unified metrics collector that simplifies 20 different alerts.
(I’m a cofounder of Coherence)
As a public servant in my country I'm heavily restricted in how I can work on side project (FOSS, educational and art are Ok, any other commercial gig is a no go).
It tell so little before asking personal info, it's a clearly a no go for me because of that, which is a shame because the concept might be interesting.
The platform is just a place to collaborate and find other developers for it and just- build it. Sort of like a hacker house.
It’s completely free to use, currently. Once we work with more feedback, we are going to add a premium subscription before phasing out the free plans.
It’s just once a week for those who want it and with enough users, there are always developers at some point who are interested in meeting someone new for the week.
The projects, however, are always open to start or work on (existing ones).
I suppose this landing page made me realize that I'm a control freak.
Would be interesting to know how the ownerships of a project gets mediated as this is always a contentious issue.
So, we’ll be implementing the ability to add terms for every project now by the creator/founder of that project. Just like how it works in real-life.
P.S The demo has music in the background.
meet developers 1:1 in your area!
my dayjob is finished - I don't want to socialize, I only want to COLLABORATE!
Im strictly 9-5 and done now and don’t do any work events if I can avoid it. I was thinking about joining a decent sized startup recently 150+ and when I was meeting some of the team one of the first things I was asked was “so what side projects are you working on right now”. I was already a little worried about startup culture but after that was said I just told them I wasn’t interested after.
Fuck off, I either have work to do, or I don't want to spend more time with developers I don't know and am looking to relax.
> Fuck off, I either have work to do, or I don't want to jump up and down hitting a stupid bird when I am looking to relax
They are not trying to force you, you can just ignore it :-)
I’m making cohorts to give invites in and age-group is for helping define the best demographic for this product.
On chrome android.
What are your screen dimensions? I used it on iPhone 12 Mini and it didn’t have those issues. Perhaps, I’m missing something.