I’d like you to go check out The Guelph Seven. From March 5-11th, 7 students will spend 7 days writing 7 apps, in Guelph, Ontario. We’ll compete on friendly terms with our Waterloo counterpart, 7^3. It’s going to be really fantastic.
How did this happen?
Three months ago, I heard about a cool application called QuickCite. My friend Paul pulled it up on his laptop while browsing HackerNews, and we talked about it being a cool idea. We thought the idea to have 7 Students spend 7 Days writing 7 Apps together – and publicize the heck out of it – was an even cooler idea. They called themselves 7^3.
By the new year, we’d talked to some of the 7^3 students (who turned out to be friends of ours!) and decided to go on our own adventure. Planning commenced – we had many short meetings, email threads, and gtalk conversations – and we’re still at it! But enough information is solid that we’re certain this will happen, and we’re excited as heck.
We’ll be working round the clock from March 5th to March 11th, taking the week away from school and all other responsibilities (at least, every one we’re able to), and producing a new application each day. ThreeFortyNine has amazingly sponsored us by providing us with workspace, and all that’s left now is to find sponsorship for food and to hone our skills.
We’ve got a website. We’ve got twitter. We’ve got an email address, and ideas, and energy, and we’re going to make amazing stuff and have a great time doing it. Soon there will be a short bio detailing the epic quests of each of member of the team, and not long after, descriptions of our daily struggles and beautiful results.
Catch you on the flipside – don’t miss us.
Sounds like an interesting challenge and perfect for you. Good luck! – First time to your blog, but I’ve got lots of time to read through it. So far, some very cool reads. You are awesome!!