Another short night, and we’re back for more. Today, Scott finished up rest of the application process and Heather banged out a fair amount of the UX. I spent most of my time continuing to work on the financial model as well as formally defining what are going to consider to be our MVP for SEATS. After four or five hours of work, though, it became clear that we were done for the day.
One of the upsides of doing a startup in our late 30s is that we’ve been doing this long enough to know the right way to do things and the pitfalls to skip. One of the downsides, however, is that 60 straight hours of work in a weekend leaves us exhausted, not invigorated (like it would have done with I was in my 2nd or 3rd startup 15 years ago).
In any case, it was very good and useful. I would say we probably made as much technical progress in one extended weekend as we had in the few months preceding. I believe a large part of the accelerated progress came more from the unbridled focus than the being in the same room aspect. Don’t get me wrong; being able to get immediate answers to questions or problems definitely made things better, but the absence of distractions (family, other clients, TV, etc.) allowed us to get into our respective grooves and just churn out quality work.
One of the upshots from this weekend will be a regular, scheduled bit of co-working; probably once every two weeks, assuming we can find a good space that works for each of us.