It’s Friday at 5 am and we just wrapped up our second in-person working session, just in time to catch Justin’s ridiculously early flight. Like the first one in Chicago, this session lasted for two weeks, which is about the maximum amount of time you want to spend heads-down, 24/7 on a project to maximize productivity without causing lasting physical damage.
While we didn’t have the crazy excitement of breaking ground on a new project, we were still energized and motivated and got a lot of stuff done, including:
- code-completion of our first-pass functionality
- tracing the core use scenarios and one-offs to create a set of core test cases and plans for more
- continued iterations with Julie on the logos and site design
- investigation of our production needs
- planning our large-block work items for the coming months
All in all, a very productive two weeks. It’s nice to see the project start to come together, and it’ll be much easier to accomplish work items separately as we were able to eliminate a lot of the ambiguities that can make early-stage project work tough. Now for the highlight reel:
- getting a PO box
- admiring our official business Operating Agreement – what a beautifully printed stock Word document
- the first purchase with our spiffy new corporate card
- multiple costco runs for cheap polish sausages and massive quantities of light beer
- the Diet Pepsi+Diet Mountain Dew+chicken+spinach debacle
- blowing our food budget by being too happy at happy hour
- one really, really clogged toilet
We’ve got a full list of things to do before I head to Chicago in mid-April, including good-to-write-about stuff like trademarking, business foreign entity registration, and site deployment processes. Stay tuned for more to come! For those who are really curious, mark your summer calendars for our projected Beta release. Exactly when in the summer depends on how many happy hours we can avoid.