Thursday, July 12, 2007

Startup Weekend

Interesting attempt to create a start-up over the course of a weekend. They failed to get it done in time and they make it sound like they are surprised that it might take longer than a day of programming to build something. It's funny how this expectation around start-ups persists that things can magically be built much, much faster. They also ignored that a large group of developers can't necessarily build something much faster than a small group. It's the old adage that 9 women can't make a baby in one month.

Still there's something to be said for the push, drive to even create a unified product vision in that short of a time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think you make some great points. However, I don't think the idea was to launch something complete, the idea was to launch a prototype. Given proper planning, that is still possible (however challenging it might be). Here's one in Los Angeles that I'm organizing.