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22 May 2017 - 9:53 am What Startup Weekend Taught Me About Teamwork

This is a guest post by Alex from Crafted Syntax, attendee of Startup Weekend Sheffield in June 2016. 

When I found out about @SWSheffield, I debated for a long time whether I should go or not. I didn’t want to launch a business, I already had one, and there was no plan to change that. So why go?

Well, I wanted to see how I felt about working on businesses with a team, as opposed to being a freelance/indie developer, which can be isolating. This was a chance to get out and find out what I wanted. There was going to be 3 meals a day (very important), what did I have to lose?

At the event, a guy called Ted gave me the obligatory t-shirt and name tag before telling me where the food was. I grabbed some snacks and sat down amongst the other attendees. I managed to get chatting to a few people, and before I knew it, my nerves had gone. Continue reading “What Startup Weekend Taught Me About Teamwork” »

  • About the author

    Alex S

    Alex is a programmer by trade, but took the leap out of banking and into entrepreneurship three years ago when he formed his own company, Crafted Syntax. He has a passion for solving problems and uses his specialist knowledge to help other businesses improve through automation, data mining and technological advances.