How do you hire the best talent in a competitive marketplace?

via GIPHY Kapwing, a scrappy startup out of SF wrote this excellent piece how they hired 10 employees in the very tight bay area market. It caught my attention because the demand for great people has never been higher. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here are the ways they found …

Do I need a broker to buy real estate in Brooklyn?

via GIPHY I’ve been toying with the idea of writing about Brooklyn real estate for a while. This week I decided to give it a whirl. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Back in 2011 I had a crazy idea. I wondered if it was possible to sell the loft I …

What events are good for tech & startup networking in New York City?

I’ve worked in the NYC startup scene since the mid-nineties. It seems to keep growing every year, and there are so many events it’s hard to keep track. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here’s where to look for the best stuff. 1. Gary’s Guide Gary Sharma hosts an authoritative guide …

NYC Tech Firms Are Hiring – Map

If you haven’t noticed how much the NYC tech scene has grown recently, I’m afraid you’ve been hiding under a rock. It’s simply incredible. Take a look at Mapped In NY a google maps mashup of the growing list popularized by the NY Tech Meetup called Made In New York. Join 5000 others and follow …

Why you should attend Percona Live 2012

What I loved about Percona Live 2011 Last year I was excited to go to Percona Live for the first time in NYC. I arrived just in time to hear Harrison Fisk from Facebook speak about some of the awesome tweaks they’re running with MySQL there. It’s not everyday that you get to hear from …

Half of NYC Fastest Growing Firms In Tech

If there was ever any question about the exploding tech scene in New York City circa 2012, check out Crains recent 50 fastest growing firms. #3 Thrillist City guide & lifestyle site for men. #5 Usablenet Provides a powerful platform for content delivery to mobile & tablets as well as laptops. #8 Admarketplace A leader …