In just 59 Days
If you were given the opportunity to create something in just 59 days, what would you create? What impact would you have on the on the world? Have you always had an idea for an app, webapp and never been motivated to make it happen?
Well that is what 59 days of code is all about. Giving people an opportunity to create something and share their creations at a fantastic event. Here is the link to the web page please go and check it out don’t worry I will wait till you get back (59 Days of code) ……….ok welcome back. Yeah it was cool right? Every designers and coders dream! A chance to make something and present it to people at an event specifically made to recognize technology! What you may be asking yourself is “Chad, ummmmm this is a Social Media blog why are you talking about coding and such?” Well let me answer your question. What you do not see is the hidden opportunity. The one that is not mentioned. 59 days of code is truly a marketers and Social Media enthusiast’s paradise. The true opportunity to work with real “start-ups” the ones that don’t have angel funding or venture capital. These are real bootstrap companies and an opportunity to shine for anyone who is into marketing on any level. Now I will never say that coders cannot be marketers at all or vice versa. Take the last year’s winner in the zero code categories Derrick Reimer who is idea “Guide-Kit”stole the show. He did it all by himself no extra team needed. There are those coders out there who do need a little help with coming up with a business plan and marketing strategy. This is where I come in.
Last year my friend Jared and I entered in our app called MyCloudCatalog. This was my first opportunity to come up with a valid business plan and how to market this app to the patrons of the symposium and to the judges in order to get on the “main stage” to feature the app in order to win actual money to get the start-up off the ground. I got my feet wet and learned what it takes to take something that was an idea and turn it into a valid company from scratch and how to use Social Media to gain buzz and to find how to truly market the app to the masses.
So, a competition that is meant for coders and designers to show off their ideas has now become a tri-fecta of awesome. Now you have the people to build the app, the people to make it look nice and useable and now the person to sell the hell out of it.
I have been given the opportunity to do this once again and put on my Social Media hat on as well as market research and marketing. Talk about resume builder right here. Not only that I am working for two teams. I will be advising one and focusing on another. I am not going to name the apps just yet nor will I say what they do just yet but I will be keeping everyone up to date with the progression! I know many “Social Media Professionals” want to make a legacy and be the next Scott Stratten or Gary Vaynerchuk but it all starts here. It starts with an idea which progresses to code then is made into something useable then is taken to all of you. It all starts and ends in 59 days.