NY: Help Wanted, Coders

Matt Mireles: “New York City has a shortage of entrepreneurially minded technical talent. It’s not that there’s not enough engineers. Hardly. Columbia, NYU and the rest of the eastern seaboard spits out engineers in spades each year. But somehow those aren’t funneled into, aware of or interested in the NYC startups, at least at the early stage. Local engineers, it seems, want to be employees, not co-founders.”

I’d imagine a lot of kids just out of school would like to learn a bit about the business before they venture out on their own. Maybe they’re interested in working for one of the biggies; Apple, Microsoft, Google, or maybe they’d like to work for one of New York’s own exciting startups like Tumblr, those guys are kicking some major butt at the moment.

It is interesting to see this happening in New York City.