Continuing To Learn
“Nearly 230 billion tons of ice is melting into the ocean from glaciers, ice caps, and mountaintops annually—which is actually less than previous estimates, according to new research by scientists at the University of Colorado, Boulder.” - US News, 2/8/12
This week has been and is an exciting one for skimmerhat as it is full of learning, and if anyone knows that the skimmerhat team can use more knowledge, it’s us the skimmerhat team.
While there are a million balls in the air, here are just a few…
The building of our prototype through iRise is going very well so far and we are making a ton of progress. It is amazing, even at a fundamental level, to see an idea be put into place. It’s not quite there yet, but it’s miles ahead of where it was two weeks ago. We are meeting with our advisor to go through and further improve our prototype later in the week.
We have also signed up to a number of groups and gatherings through Meet Up (props to a couple friends who turned us on to this). We attended a Ruby and a PHP meet up and have met people that are super passionate about development.
Tonight we are heading to a Lean Startup meet up where hopefully we will learn from other entrepreneurs and start-ups as well as bounce some of our ideas around and see how they hold up.
And in two weeks we are attending Startup Riot, a conference in Atlanta that lets start-ups pitch their ideas and where others share their experience and insight into the start-up process. We are very pumped about that one.
We are continuing to search for the right developer/team of developers who will take our prototype for skimmerhat and build it to completion. Through these meet ups and conferences and the connections we have made just in the last few weeks, we have already spoken to some great, talented people and are planning on sitting down with more soon, but the search is still going. Connected to that is our search for a CTO. Ideally, we would like to work with someone who is passionate about the project because we want to have that “fourth leg" to even out the skills the three of us provide.
And on top of all that, we have had a group of awesome people who donated to our company to help us with initial costs, which you can see on the toolbar to the right. We will never be able to thank everyone enough for what they have contributed so far. And even if you can’t give money, sharing our name is just as valuable (seriously).
We are really looking forward to seeing where the rest of the week takes us as well as the coming months. And we hope you stick around to see how skimmerhat will impact the way candidates are funded and supported.