The digital clock on the iPhone turned 3:20 p.m. last Thursday and all work at the OpenStudy office halted for the next 24 hours. Each member of the team took the next 1,440 minutes to create anything they wanted. The only catch: each project had to be presented to the entire team on Friday starting at 3:20 p.m.
Cake and drinks accompanied the presentations as we all watched our colleagues present their creations.
OpenStudy CTO, Chris Sprague a.k.a. Spraguer, a.k.a Boogo Fresh, started the party by presenting his joint venture with Erik Galiki. Erik reads a lot!
In 24 hours, they created the new feature where you can attach images and pdf’s to Studypads. Most excellent! Look for it in the next push.
Chris Sprague informs the team of new features. Watch out for the new hidden rickroll (up up down down left right left right b a b).
Erik Galiki holds it up for the camera.
On deck was Marketing Manager, Jon Birdsong. His main project can be viewed below:
Jacob Robertson a.k.a. Grobertson a.k.a. the Perpetual Thinker, came out swinging this Friday afternoon as he unveiled OpenStudy the Game!
Phil has no idea that he is about to get rickrolled by Grobertson’s game.
Phil just got blasted by a fembot and sent to rickroll land.
Up third was the Oracle from India, OpenStudy’s Lead Designer, Siddharth “just got a new iPhone 4″ Gupta! Siddharth created a flash image indicating that items are loading on OpenStudy. Below is a still image which doesn’t do the animation justice…oh well, looks like we’ll have to wait for the next push.
Next up was Sneaky Shahein. This future Harvard MD internalized his qualms with certain collaboration features on OpenStudy and designed a wider, bigger, and more magical Studypad.
Future Harvard MD
QA intern, Min-hee, took care of everyone’s appetite by preparing chilli paneer for the afternoon. Yummy it was.
OpenStudy Captain, Phil Hill took strategic command and implemented the question to text feature…all within 24 hours, remember. Go ahead, try it out, text OpenStudy to 74700 and ask your question.
William Hockey, who not only designed his own personal website in 24 hours but also created his own business plan and presentation. Wow! (We were going to post his entire idea/presentation to this post but decided just to post it on this Google doc here instead).
We got a pic of him before Forbes.
Charlie is focused.
This blog post wouldn’t be complete with out mentioning Chief Software Architect, Antonio Salazar. He built an awesome bug tracker, but he only did it a week earlier because he is in Greece. Safe travels Antonio!
And lastly, a special treat:
Be on the look out at a campus near you for Owlfred!.