Six Hour Startup: SiteFinder

GregoryHeller's picture
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2008-04-12 12:00 - 06:00 US/Pacific

The next Six Hour Startup project is nearly here and it's looking great!!! It's called Project SiteFinder and we want you there! Come and be a part of building a fantastic tool that will help the local startup community (and perhaps beyond!) grow and expand. Also get a chance to learn and work with the cool open source content management system "Drupal" with some of the leading experts.

About Project Site Finder: As your startup outgrows your basement, dining room, or even that great co-working space and you need to find the right place to take your growing business to the next level, where do you turn? Currently it's a pain. But what if there was a community-maintained site where you could search for and find exactly the types of spaces your looking for, a site with commentary, ratings and recommendations about the locations by other like-minded users?

The SiteFinder? project, aims to help you find that great new space, it is a website dedicated to providing a community-maintained, searchable database of space for your new company in the Greater Seattle Area. You can be part of the team that pulls together this website for the Seattle startup community.

This project will be built with the Drupal Content Management System and its associated modules. See http://drupal.org for more. While much of the site's functionality will be achieved through existing modules, we expect that this project will require some additional module development which will be returned to the community.

PHP programmers, CSS theming people, business/product planners and community participants are all needed to make this site sing.

Project SiteFinder schedule:

* 4/6 11:00 am - Drupal 101 Introduction and Tour
* 4/6 1:00 pm - Drupal Module Writing primer
* 4/6 Remaining Time - Site Sprint Planning
* 4/12 12:00 - 6:00 SixHourStartup Site Sprint

Please RSVP by going to http://www.communitywiki.org/odd/SiteFinder/RSVP and let us know that you are coming.

Location: http://www.saturdayhouse.org/

Directions: http://www.communitywiki.org/odd/House/SaturdayHouseLocation

For more information, please goto the SiteFinder? project wiki at: http://www.communitywiki.org/odd/SiteFinder

And join the Google Group discussion at: http://googlegroups.com/group/shs-SiteFinder

Please bring a laptop, an open mind, and an urge for trying something new, different, and fun.

The fine print: Six Hour Startup is an open event that occurs on the second Saturday of each month. This is a learning experience… any project that occurs is a success, so long as there is something to be learned. Everyone is encouraged to fail early, fail often and have fun.

Anyone who participates will be named in the credits and their name will be on the press release. The source code to the project will be released under the BSD license.

Our website can be located at http://www.sixhourstartup.com

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