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Clubhouse has been all the rage lately online, and people are flocking to it. If you’re a developer or tech person, is it worth signing up for? A total waste of time?

Let’s take a look at it.

Already on Clubhouse? Join me tomorrow for a chat!

My Experience With Clubhouse

I was hesitant to join Clubhouse. The premise seems silly. My first response: “So we’re going to volunteer to go on conference calls now?". After spending some time on there, I’ve warmed up to it quite a bit. I’m no cheerleader for it yet, but I like it. Mostly. I’ll elaborate.

A friend from work sent me an invite, and our group used it a few times to have chats. I gave it an honest evaluation to see if it’s something I want to spend time on. I’m not selling anything or “build my brand” with it. I want to meet new people and learn new things. Gathering other perspectives is important to me.

It’s been successful in that regard and worth my time to participate.

The Good

Here’s what I like about Clubhouse so far:

  • Interesting “shows” and clubs. Lots of tech topics.
  • High-profile folks shooting from the hip.
  • Accessibility to ask experts questions.
  • Eager people seeking and giving information.
  • Great topics.
  • Great representation by big tech companies.
  • Friendly culture.

The Bad

  • iPhone only. Invite only.
  • Lots of noise. Tons of junk rooms developers won’t be interested in.
  • Endless supply of self-promotion.
  • Incredibly long monologues.
  • Sometimes on stage, you can’t get a word in without interrupting/being rude. (See above)
  • Lots of flashy swindlers.
  • The UI is a work in progress.

Should Developers / Tech Folks Join?

Programmers on Clubhouse

At this time, I still say yes. If you’re curious and you want an invite, reach out to me.

It’s like a flea market. Hidden treasures are buried in the junk. Some gems you’ll find:

  • Awesome people you may not be aware of
  • Interesting insights from folks on the ground in tech
  • Diverse perspectives from all around the world

So as of this writing, I think it’s worth it, and you should sign up. If you do, let’s connect.

  • Search for @JeremyCMorgan on Clubhouse

Programmers on Clubhouse

or:

  • Search for the “All Hands on Tech” Club

Programmers on Clubhouse

I’ll be hanging out and hosting talks on there more in the future, as it’s entertaining and valuable.

Here are some takes from the internet:

And one of my favorites:

Anyway, it’s pretty cool. If you need an invite, hit me up!

– Jeremy

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Published: Mar 11, 2021 by Jeremy Morgan. Contact me before republishing this content.