I'll be attending Belfort's StartupWeekend in a few hours.
I've decided to try and kind of "live blog" the event, by posting my impressions and progress as well as some pictures in this article as time goes by.
Be sure to check out this blog post regularly for updates during the weekend!
We did it!
That's it, Belfort's Startup Weekend is now over, and our team won, yay!
I know that this article's updates has been pretty sparse since yesterday concidering how little free time we had, but be assured, after I get some sleep and get my mind off, I'll write a more concequent article about the entire project that is GameUP, so stay tuned!
17:12 - Getting ready
Packing up my stuff while reviewing my upcoming pitch for tonight.
Be sure to follow #SWBelfort on twitter this weekend!
17:35 - Vital minimum
22:19 - Pitch is validated, let's go!
Finally got an internet connection, yay!
Few minutes ago, I pitched an idea about gamification, webservices and API. The idea is to develop a web service, backend and frontend that gives developpers from any domain the ability to easily integrate profiles, gamer tags, achievements and badges to their game, application or website.
The team is formed, there's Ludovic Henry and Boris Feld as backend developper, Mohamed Benyoucef as marketing and business plans guru and myself as project lead and frontend developper.
01:23 - Setup
Brainstorm is over, technology is selected. Starting heroku app and .co domain registration.
Soon: Rails, PgSQL, JSON, HTML5, CSS3.
01:57 - .co and Heroku sadness
Having some issues with .co registration and linking the domain to our Heroku app. If anyone is keen on that, help is appreciated!
02:58 - Sleep
Ludovic's rails prototype is already half way through, Boris switched from backend developer to API-frontend linker, and after some brainstorming about the base UI, I'm finally getting a bit of sleep in preparation of tomorrow's challenges.
All is well. Except maybe our .co domain linking. But thanks to our favorite expat ginger's help, we might have a good track.
10:15 - Back to work
Morning! Working on a logotype and and landing page. Still waiting for the domain name.
23:54 - I'm not dead yet
Spent a good chunk of today discussing business plans and frontend choices. There's still a lot to to tonight especially on the frontend side. Maybe a demo coming soon?