Wow. It was an intense weekend. I have already blogged about the first edition of Startup Weekend Toruń and it actually did happen! And man, it was awesome. How much awesome? Check out this short movie!
Thanks to organizers who asked me to mentor the teams. I really enjoyed it (you can see me in the movie too) and I believe the teams benefited from my experience and tips. I am also happy that Wikidot could support this initiative.
Besides, SWToruń was a great opportunity to meet old friends and make new.
There were 15 teams altogether, each working on building a valid product from scratch. 54 hours should be enough for everyone, right? I am impressed how much you can actually do in such short time. But apart from work, there was time for socializing and some fun too :-)
My favorite project (apart from the winning one) was Kuko — a platform that let you buy home-made meals from anyone who wants to sell them. Great if you want to prepare an extra meal and sell it for small profit, but it's even greater if you don't have time to cook yourself!
Last but not least, congratulations to the winning team of InsTicket, an NFC-based public transport ticket system. Using InsTicket you can purchase bus/tramway tickets by simply holding your phone against an NFC tag. The user experience of this solution is simply great and the team put a lot of effort in the project. Congratulations! Wikidot awarded the winning team with Pro+ accounts for each of the team members — remember to collect your prize!
Here are a few links with more photos and coverage: