“I am going to send you a link and I want you to think about it before you just say no.”
Enter Phil, an acquaintance of Jason’s I had not yet heard of. Great guy, great designer, great team mate.
The constant skype linkup really helped in terms of motivation, its so much more productive to just ask a question and have it responded to than to dig through someone’s code trying to figure out what they were thinking, to scan google results looking for the info you need, or to send an e-mail to someone and wait for them to respond. Skype is also more productive than instant messaging. This surprised me; turns out that its much easier to talk and type in or scroll your source window than it is to be constantly switching back and fourth to your IM window.
For those interested, here is the result of our 48 hour sprint, a relatively complete and not-quite bug-free loaned item tracking application: WhoHasMy.
Phil deserves all the credit on the sleek design, he’s totally awesome and is the difference between an ugly django app with ajax calls and a professional one. He also has an entertaining habit of verbifying nouns.
Jason deserves the credit for the initial idea, most of the program design, autocomplete, and bailing us out when git-svn confused us… several times.
I will take credit for an outrageous number of commits editing the to-do file and keeping us organized. I think I may also have written some python code and some interesting ajax requests.
Our top priority was to have fun. And we did — It was a blast. I think we’ve got a decent chance at a prize, though there’s some stiff competition out there. But hey, Who would turn down a free private github subscription or Bacon?