Where to find a project (or a team)?

Vincent Beland
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Hi everyone! I often find myself in a spot where I would either find a project to work on with people, or find a team to work on projects with. In the past, I used Collabfinder (https://www.producthunt.com/post...) and got some pretty fun conversations and ideas out of it talking and thinking with people. This site is either dead or no longer active. I tried to find alternatives to it. -> https://www.producthunt.com/alte... The alternatives are either dead or no longer active or are just way too serious for what I am looking for (involves founding a company, dealing with money, etc.) I found https://findcollabs.com/ that would kind of fit what I am looking for, but it seems inactive. What I am looking for: - Meet with people who want to make a side project (software) - Discover people who have a project that could use help - Not too serious. If it generates income fine, if it doesn't we had fun learning and building it. At this point, it could be a discord, slack, app, etc You suggestions are welcomed!

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I always join to slack or telegram channels on the programming languages I know and those i am interested in. You can start discussions there or find new ideas. Apart from that, you can search for programs for entrepreneurs - I am a alumni for Startupbus (https://startupbus.com/) and it was a mind blowing experience, you should check it out.
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@eric_aguilar I heard startup bus was awesome! When did you go? My buddy went last year on the NYC bus.
@alex_papageorge1 I participated twice on 2013 and 2014. It is truly one of the catalysts that changed my perception on my habilities and how something can be built so fast.
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@eric_aguilar Super awesome. I first heard about it on Gimlet podcast but then my buddy went on it and said it was great. Def curious to check it out
Founder, Recruiter Trainer, App Creator
What about a web app?
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I would suggest putting yourself out there and just chatting with different markers (like PH, great source). There are groups that you can join, Collabfinder like you mentioned is one but I've never found them to be the best. I've been fortunate enough to be working with a co-maker for the last 5 years on most projects (we met in college) but outside of that. Funny enough, I've found two other strong business partners on Reddit and Facebook. Both were startup communities but the relationship started organically. And that's what I'm trying to get at. Finding a co-founder/maker is like dating - No secrete formula. You just see what you like, what you don't, adjust your search and give it a shot. Just like most things, there's no crystal ball but you have to give people a shot.
Poject Manager / Developper
Thank you everyone for the answers!