I recently participated in Startup Weekend. For an entire weekend (friday night through sunday night) entrepreneurs, designers, and developers come together to build a business and build a technology product! It’s extremely intense and I highly recommend the experience.
Startup weekend is a global phenomenon, the one I attended this past weekend was the health edition in Philadelphia. The Philly startup weekend only happens once a year, but more often in New York City and San Francisco (as you might imagine!)
Why should every developer try startup weekend at least once? It gets you to do something different, you’ll network with great people, and get a chance at maybe starting something big! Go for it!