At Springtimesoft we’re a remote working team – spread across New Zealand through Auckland, Wellington, Gisborne and beyond – but in Winter 2017 I decided to take things a little further. With a firmly entrenched love of travel, a desire to discover more of the world, and finding myself in the peak time of the remote worker, it felt almost inexcusable not to give it a go. I booked an Airbnb on the outskirts of Barcelona, a coworking space near the beach, a solid mobile data plan, and off I went. Little did I consider the 12 hour time difference and my fairly abysmal command of the Spanish language, but we’ll get to that.
Last weekend, we sponsored Startup Weekend Nelson - an awesome 54 hours that we are proud to have been a part of. So, what was it, what did we do there and how did it go? All very good questions…
MUV Talks was co-founded in New Zealand by Pauli Sosa and myself with the aim to create an environment where passionate people can gather together to learn, be inspired and celebrate the stories of others. Each event consists of a set of seven talks for seven minutes with different experiences and points of view and is interspersed with activities and networking.
And just like that, after over 280 events in 24 locations around New Zealand in the past 9 days, Techweek ‘17 has come to a close. These events were dedicated to bringing together local technology and business talent to tackle global issues, and ranged from deep dives into blockchain, aerospace and agritech to discussions of diversity and capability building.
Last weekend we went along to Startup Weekend Auckland’s pitch night, to check out what ideas are on the minds of Auckland’s budding entrepreneurs.
Godson: ‘My friend’s older brother has his own Minecraft server.’
This November, the Springtimesoft team headed to Kiwicon in Wellington, taking on the earthquake, heavy rain, flooding and road closures to soak up some information with more than 2000 other attendees.
What’s the best way to prepare for Startup Weekend?
What does it mean designing in a development lead company? To me - the same thing it means designing in any other, with just a few different turns in the road to get to the end goal.