January 1, 2011


Startup week-end for friends

Weekend do(s) were startup weekend with friends.

It is very similar to the now well known Startup weekend, but there is only one team, so the choice of the project is voted upstream.

People who gather for that weekend are friends and friends of friends, skills are multiples (video editor, developer, designer, product manager, etc.)

How it worked in details:

  • Thursday evening: everyone meets in a bar to pitch his/her idea, then a vote designates the best project, the winner becomes the team leader
  • Preliminary duties are defined by the project leader according to each person skills
  • Friday evening: it starts with the first evening of work
  • Saturday: breakfast, lunch, we keep a very good and casual atmosphere, and then follows an evening of intense work
  • Sunday: lunch, video game battle. We put the project online, if the project is not finished on Sunday, we vote for the extension (on our personal time)

List of projects born:

  • Le bon tris: Website to help find points of deposit for non-daily waste, using Paris open data
  • Squarechat: Geo-located and anonymous group chats (your avatar was a colored square) iOS / Android App
  • Bouquinez: Web platform to create a personal library for book and DVD with loan management to your friends

Note: Weekend do then gave birth to the collective We Heart Projects

My role

Creation of weekend do (4 editions), developer, and also often cook and host

The project is closed