Here’s my hack for using Meetup.com to recruit developers and designers.
I consider contributions (can if needed be quantified with “Total Contributions number” on the user profile) on GitHub to be a great way of vetting developers. A strong Dribbble profile is a similar measurement for designers. I don’t care about LinkedIn.
Yes, the above process can take a bit of time. When I feel lazy I get help from my virtual assistant from GetFriday to collect the data.
#leanstartup @Weld_io @SUP_46
To me, these funhouse stairs is the perfect metaphor for building a startup.
When you start, most things are out of reach: customers, talent, investors. So you work a bit more, building on your product, talking to people. And eventually you can take the next step up the ladder. New opportunities arise, but many things are still out of reach and you’re far from your goal. So you take another one, and another one.
Step by step, you build your business.
(Picture by Gullmars of the funhouse at Gröna Lund)
Circuit board business card is a minimalist credit-card-sized handheld console which includes Tetris. Videos embedded below:
A revolution in minimalist circuit board art design.Barebones Arduino
Capacitive Input Buttons
9+ Hours Playtime
1.6 millimeters total thickness
You can find out more about the project here
A business-card sized games console, nice!
I’ve used outsourcing sites (oDesk, Elance*) and crowdsourcing sites (Designcrowd, Hatchwise) for both design and programming talent on a number of projects. Here’s my tips:
*oDesk and Elance are now the same company. But I used both when they weren’t. :-)
When building Weld, we are using both REST and WebSockets (Socket.io). Three observations on WebSockets:
Interesting realizations from time-tracking my life with the Timelytics app:
Here are some cool games I really want to play:
That Dragon, Cancer (http://thatdragoncancer.com)
Memory of a Broken Dimension (http://dev.datatragedy.com/projects/moabd/)
Planetary Annihilation (http://www.uberent.com/pa/)
Quadrilateral Cowboy (http://blendogames.com/qc/)
Sir, You Are Being Hunted (http://www.big-robot.com)
Sub Rosa (http://www.crypticsea.com/subrosa/)
The Long Dark (http://intothelongdark.com)
Private Eye (using Oculus Rift) (http://privateeyevr.com)
The Witness (http://the-witness.net)
Castle Story (http://www.sauropodstudio.com)
Door Kickers (http://inthekillhouse.com)
Lifeless Planet (http://www.lifelessplanet.com)
The Moonlighters (http://moonlightersgame.com)
The Stomping Land (http://www.thestompingland.com)