Cancelled Rails Rumble Weekend, editing event back to original date for posterity and stuff
Based on the limited time we have Friday evening, we're starting a little earlier than I previously stated: 6:30 pm is the official start time!
Please RSVP to help us plan and so we know how much space we need - we've had people express interest offline, in email and other threads, but I am not confident in our head count. If you are a maybe, I would really appreciate it if we could confirm you either as a yes or no as soon as you are sure.
Shawn Drost and I have been planning a weekend where we build and launch a start up.
The basic premise is just you and your geekiest friends, making something for the internet in a weekend. You can read more about the sort of event we're thinking of here, but please note that this event is not affiliated with the official "Startup Weekend" company. This is a small scale event we're planning, independent of them.
If you'd be interested, post here, and if you know someone else that might be, forward this to them.
The current venue is my apartment - located near Ala Moana (hopefully reasonably central), and with my roommates on board we can use the whole 3 bedroom place.
I unfortunately do lack some basic necessities (a coffee maker - someone can bring one), but we will absolutely do have Wifi and a water cooler!
A rough agenda Shawn and I have come up with:
6 pm onwards - I will be home, if people want to bring dinner and hang out rather than driving home, feel free to.
6:30 pm - Official Kick off! Introductions, idea discussion, pitch concepts, etc. If you are not interested in "Developing" the site but still want to take part in the event, this would be the best time to come.
8:15 pmish - End of concepts, etc, developers discuss feasibility of each idea (especially - can we get a beta built this weekend?) and pick a direction to go. Design/storyboard/etc
9:30 pm - Call it a night
Saturday and Sunday:
10 a.m. - Meet up to code.
1 pmish - Break for lunch
2 pmish - continue coding until the evening, call it a day
On Sunday I have a prior commitment at 4 - people can stay on to develop if you want, but I will have to leave.