20 points

9 months ago

Code Jam/Hackathon

Project Next App update by Avatar Bob Bass in Dev

I've been thinking about this pretty obsessively lately and I'd LOVE to make it a reality.

Like many other developers, I have way too many domain names that are all reminders of projects that I thought I was going to get to.

As a developer I LOVE to learn new things, and look for opportunities to flex my obscure skills muscle a bit.

I used to be a hobbyist video game developer, and the best tool I had for learning was these game jams. We'd have 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, etc. to build a game that fit a theme. I learned so much from joining them. I want to take that concept to web/software development.

To help me 'stay fresh' and avoid burnout from the monotonous tasks that come with a long-term project, I want to try to make use of 1 of my domain names each week.

I plan to do that unless I can find a few other developers and/or a community of people who are also interested in something similar. I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd enjoy this.

If anything about this sounds interesting, of it you'd like to join in on this with me, please reach out. I think it'd be so much fun to have a time limit to hack together a side-project for fun, knowing that the following week (or month...) that it's time for something new.

In the rare event that we create soemthing truly special in that time, it ends up being a win/win situation all around.

Anybody interested?