Simon Willison’s Weblog


Friday, 27th September 2013

What role does YC play in helping its portfolio companies hire early employees?

YC companies can post job advertisements on Hacker News (an ability that is not available to other companies). Other than that YC provide advice on hiring but they don’t take an active role in recruiting on behalf of companies.

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What are the conference/meet-ups on JavaScript that accept guest speakers?

We have a crowdsourced list of JavaScript events that are accepting speaker submissions here: JavaScript conference calls for participation

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What are some tips on scaling a startup once you get massive news coverage?

It’s pretty rare for press coverage to drive large amounts of traffic—even if you get stories on a bunch of big news site you’re very unlikely to see a traffic spike of more than 20-30 hits a second, which most reasonably well built web applications should be able to handle.

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