Each team weighed in during the latest checkpoint meeting at Ottawa Web Weekend. It almost felt like a NASA pre-launch go/no-go exchange as marketing, business, design and then development sounded off on the remarkable progress each has made today.
That’s no surprise really. Today’s discussions have been very focussed and energized, and there’s been long stretches of quiet time as everyone focused on their keyboards and screens, writing code, legal agreements, business plans, marketing strategies and web content.
Companies should take note. There is something incredible about this kind of initiative. I see a lot of potential for companies that would invest the necessary funds to have a weekend getaway for employees (perhaps even sponsoring this kind of event) to innovate and develop in an democratic, collaborative and supportive environment.
Now… back to my work!