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28 February 2007 - 16:18$5 Apps – a new geek meet

Quoting from The Five Buck Idea:

“Face it, startups are cool”
“You aren’t looking to build a service that solves world hunger, or manages the schedules of entire companies, or does anything really that complicated sounding.
You want something simple, almost to the point of ridiculousness, and heck, worth probably about five dollars. Extra points if someone under 20 scoffs and says,
‘Shit man, I can code that up in a weekend.'”

John and I are organising a series of geek nights, along the lines of the Sussex Geek Dinners, Girl Geek Dinners, and the Ruby Meet, aimed at those of us who like ‘$5 Apps’. The notion being that the value is in the sweat-and-tears of the implementation rather than in the original idea.

The nights will be themed around:

  • One or two man bands writing apps and making them work
  • Agile development
  • Little or no conventional marketing
  • Taking a simple idea and just getting on and doing it

The first night will see me and John talking about ShowMeDo and Chrss, with a few more speakers already planned.

More details to come, drop me a comment if you want a notification.

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