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Ask HN: Do you have friends who are not software engineers, outside of work?
2 points by vijayr 1688 days ago | hide | past | web | 6 comments | favorite
Friends who are not software engineers, and whom you know outside of your work (all of your workplaces combined). How did you meet them? Ever had conversations like "FB isn't actually good for your privacy" only for them to look at you as if you were insane?

None of my friends can code. Bums me out sometimes since I have no one to talk to about this stuff. Sometime it feels like I am the only one in my town that can code. (I live in a <100K Farming Community)

When I start a conversation about anything related to code or the internet everyone just looks confused so we just talk sports.

My situation is much the same, minus the sports. It makes finding a cofounder quite difficult when the standard advice is to use friends you have known for a long time.

Yeah, I pretty much have given up on finding a local cofounder. My location doesn't help either I'm on the the central coast (California). Right smack in the middle, about 4-5 hours away from The Bay and 3 hours away from L.A.

Try being in Cleveland.

You win. Organize a meetup, if that's your kind of thing.

Not in the bay area, but when I'm back home in India - yes. All of them from high school and undergrad. Most of them don't get my startup is because they can't grasp what a location-based app does...and we end up talking about movies & music :)

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