June 17, 2007
YOUNG SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS EAT, DRINK BEER AND TALK CODE AT FREE, PERIODIC PARTIES THROUGHOUT SILICON VALLEY
By Nicole C. Wong
San Jose Mercury News
Every sixth Saturday or so, dozens of young software developers flock to a small mansion somewhere in Silicon Valley to share technical tips, collaborate on the coding of pet projects, and knock back a few beers while debating the data-models underlying popular start-ups like Facebook and Twitter.
This informal gathering that’s open to the public flows from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. with free alcohol, energy drinks and innovative ideas. It’s a tech party known as SuperHappyDevHouse, and it’s lured rank-and-file employees of Google, Oracle and still-nameless entrepreneurial endeavors.
It’s this robust swapping of ideas and sharing tricks-of-the-trade across company lines that has given Silicon Valley an innovative edge since the ‘70s.
SuperHappyDevHouse has codified that collaborative culture for a new generation of inventors.
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