buy free software developers dinner

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In response to my post about buying dinner for developers (as an alternative to “professional networking sessions”) Kris notes that his company has been doing it for years. He goes a little further than I did in my post and advocates buying dinner for developers as a way of thanking them for their work.

I agree that buying dinner for people is a good way of thanking them for their work. I didn’t suggest it in my post though because I didn’t expect that there would be much interest in such things. I’m glad that Kris has proved me wrong. I’m not sure whether Kris was talking about personally buying dinner or getting his company to do so. In either case it’s a really good thing, and I encourage others to do the same!