Moonlighting as an Intern In Silicon Valley
Larry Chiang spoke at Harvard Law School to launch: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School”. He blogs at Harbus and wrote the Fifth Entrepreneur Epiphany. If you haven’t read it, the article is a book review of five books that do not exist yet. This post is previously unpublished.
By Larry Chiang
Disclosure: In my first internship here in Silicon Valley, I made about a mill moonlighting.
What is moonlighting?! By the light of the moon, you make moonshine. Then you sell it. Maybe your day job is “lumberjack”. At night, you go back into the Appalachian mountains and make liquor by moonlight.
For us interns, moonlighting means working at Eventbrite, Yelp, TechCrunch or Plug and Play during the day. At night, you take off from your job and do another job. Kevin Hartz talked of this concept, “Moonlighting”. Keith Rabois spoke of ‘doing side projects’. Cory Levy had a moonlighting project. His day ‘job’ was CS student at Urbana’s University of Illinois.
My moonlighting gig was doing Lead Gen for PayPal for Luke Nosek. Its like having an externship. It is like having a side gig. It is like a pet project that pans gold. Moonlighting helps you practice making money on a project that is almost a joke.
Moonlighting as an ENGR 145 concept called “Larry Chiang Mini Company Concept” #LCMCC. Some other example of Moonlighting are things you can practice. They’re my ideas but you can use them free of charge:
– Gua Gua Guacamole
– 19 Open Sourced Franchises.
– Ga Ga Guaranteed exits
You will have to google them because I am not going to google them for you.