I was on team DiveAdvise for Perth Startup Weekend this weekend. Together with
- Luke John
- Hector Ortiz, and
- Husveen Grewal
Over the course of 72 hours (with minimal sleep) we built a functional prototype and landing page for a startup idea that was validated, designed, prototyped, launched, and actually used.
This project used many new technologies that I hadn't previously dealt with.
- Apache CouchDB
- Amazon Route 53
- Amazon Elastic Load-Balancer
- Google Analytics Real-Time Statistics
- GitHub issue tracker
As well as a few more familiar ones
- Node JS
- Amazon EC2
- Nginx transparent proxying
- GitHub Source Control
- GitHub Wiki
- Context Free Art
- The GIMP
- Google Apps
Most of my weekend was spent rapidly prototyping new designs and doing frontend development with a little backend thrown in, as well as the usual firefighting and bug-squashing. We had some free expert advice from the Amazon AWS guys regarding their services that was greatly appreciated, as well as the, always impressive, Karl Brightman (@karlbright) who designed and produced our temporary logo in about 10 minutes!
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