Silicon Valley is the mecca for technology zealots and wannabes and to have a chance of getting your startup off the ground you need to find and hire an incredibly talented developer at an affordable rate. You need someone on the cutting edge to help bring your idea to life quickly, on budget and with out-of-the-box approaches. Most of developers you're after in the Silicon Valley already have jobs, so you'll either have to headhunt them by outbidding current salary or offering a truly exciting, challenging and innovative project (mind you, when they leave their current job they already have 20+ offers from other companies to consider!). Even if you're lucky enough to find a great developer on the job hunt in the Silicon Valley, you'll have to compete hard to retain them on your team, as your competitors are on the watch-out and can catch you off guard by offering incredible bonuses, compensation packages and killer perks to steal your stellar developer.
Let's see what some Quora experts think about how difficult it is for a startup to hire good developers in the Silicon Valley.
And what has your experience been so far?