Captive developers

This is a great week. Every month our growing Weblogs, Inc. and Blogsmith teams converge at a hotel in New York for a few days and we work together around the clock to advance the platform, eat sushi, whiteboard, eat Candlelight, code, code, eat sushi and write more code. These trips have been described as “like prison, but without all that crazy sunlight, exercise and human interaction”, “an endurance test that leaves me broken and passed out for a full day when I get home” and “the last nail in the coffin of my relationship with my girlfriend.”

It’s magical.

It’s great news for our bloggers. Next week they’ll have a bunch of new features and many old ones will be working more smoothly.

The interesting thing is that it’s not much different from how we work when we’re not together. Everyone has iPod headphones in their ears. Everyone is staring at their own laptop. Almost all conversation is over IM.

Did I mention that it’s magical?

Published by Brian Alvey

I build software that makes creative people more powerful.

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