Oh, hi there internet, how are you going? It’s Jake here, just wanted to give you a brief insight into our trip to San Fran.
We’ve been here for around a week and a half now, and time has just flown by. The first couple of days for me were spent getting everything set up – including of course a Scrum board for planning our actions in San Fran (with one week sprints, if you are curious). We’ve come up with a bunch of valuable actions that we can perform while we are here, and are quickly putting them into action.
I’ve been out to a couple of different coworking events, and met all sorts of people who are really interested in the work that we are doing, and how simple good usability can be. It’s great to see this sort of reception from designers, developers and users about good usability.
We’ve been working at a place called the Kiwi Landing Pad (KLP) which is in a very handy location in the SoMa area of SF. It seems there are a ton of startups in that area, and I’d definitely suggest checking it out if that’s what you are in to.
There are several innovative Kiwi businesses located at the KLP, including vWorkApp who are working on an awesome distribution/dispatch app, and VendHQ who are an online point of sale app – think of cash registers coming into the 21st century. It’s really cool seeing what New Zealand businesses are pumping out, and it’s great to be able to share some stories and get great advice from people like these.
Nathan and I have been making a lot of progress on the future shape of IntuitionHQ, and our devs back home in New Zealand have been powering along getting a lot of things done; we’ll have a lot of exciting news to share on that front soon.
Tonight we are off for a Thanksgiving feast of fake turkey (or Tofurkey), and I really think we have a lot to be thankful for, including our awesome users from all around the world. Thanks for all your support over the year, and thanks for making more usable websites.
Lastly, we’ve got a bit of a meetup coming up next week for those of you in San Fran – come find us at the Zeitgeist Bar on the 2nd of December after 7pm – we’d love to meet you there.
Happy holidays everyone, we look forward to catching up soon.
Jake and the team at IntuitionHQ.