Sebastian and Consti will spent their days attending the conference at the Manggha Center of Japanese Art and Technology, and do some coaching ‘on the side’ for Railsgirls. Michi, Clemens and ‘new guy’ Johannes will make their way over there tomorrow.
Don’t want to miss a thing? Follow the conference semi-live via the Railsberry twitter account!
This week we held one of our infamous hack weeks at Tupalo.com. Today, during TGIF, everyone here presented their ‘little’ project, their weeks’ work.
Sneak preview of a few features and events to come?
Sebastian cleaned up our SASS and HTML and worked on making Tupalo.com responsive. Kathrin and Floor donated their hackweek to a good cause by organizing 8-i in Vienna, the 30th of march. Moniek worked on a Tupa BBQ for a few of our super users in Rotterdam, that’ll take place someday in may.
Consti worked on a storage for statistics. And on the dashboard 1.5. But his main task was really to anti-bark-train Laika. Michi experimented with a recommendations engine and worked on a (really cool!) prototype of how to present recommendations to our users. And Mike worked on a project that’ll be an Austria’s first (more to be announced soon).
Since we’re always open for suggestions for future hack week projects: start sending in your ideas!
50 “Helden der Arbeit” in der Onlinewelt haben es auf die Nominierungsliste bei der Wahl zum Onliner des Jahres geschafft, die zum bereits siebenten Mal von werbeplanung.at und UPDATE veranstaltet wird.
So weit, so gut.
Aber dieses Jahr ist alles anders.
Denn Clemens Beer, seines Zeichens Co-Founder von Tupalo.com, hat es in der Kategorie “Medienmacher” auf die Liste geschafft. Vom 1. bis 31 Dezember kann gevotet werden und wir drücken ihm selbstverständlich die Daumen!
Go, Clemens, go!
Im Rahmen von E&I People, einer Vortragsreihe am Institut für Entrepreneurship und Innovation der WU Wien hat einer unserer Gründer Clemens gestern vom “Sein und Werden” von Tupalo.com erzählt und sich den herausfordernden Fragen der Studierenden gestellt. Alle Infos zur Veranstaltung gibt’s hier zum Nachlesen.
E&I People folgt dem Beispiel der Stanford Entrepreneurship Corner Talks, die ziemlich bekannt und auch als Podcast erhältlich sind. Allen die sich für Startups und Unternehmertum an sich interessieren können wir nur empfehlen auch mal reinzuhören. Es lohnt sich!
Tupalo.com says BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!* Read more…
Hi I’m Kasia and I’m new at Tupalo.com… haha that sounds so funny but ok, let me tell you a bit about myself. I’ve lived in Warsaw for almost 8 years. I moved here to study Food Technology (seriously!) and after 3 years I decided to also start studying Marketing and Management. Around the same time I started working at Mazovian Unit – the Polish organization where I helped small businesses to get and spend money (properly) from EU programmes. I liked this job but after 2 years I had that feeling that it’s not exactly what I wanted to do with my life. I moved to Amsterdam where I spent an amazing two months, working with and around startups and meeting new people. I hope to get back there soon, to spend some more time.
After that I decided to move back to Warsaw where I got an awesome job at Tupalo.com becoming Community Manager for Tupalo Warszawa. I can seriously say that I’m happy and do what I really love. So what will I be responsible for? Reviews, adding new spots, social media, promotion and many other things but what is more important: I will show you how awesome and useful Tupalo.com is! Read more…
We’re in the middle of one of our Hack Weeks. As we blog Sebastian works on a last.fm integration for example. Kathrin and yours truly work on a tour through Vienna for people who like to shoot&share (to be continued!). And we enjoy breakfast and lunch together every day.
Friday afternoon we’ll share the results of a week’s work during our weekly TGIF. I’ll keep you guys posted. Our next hack week will take place in 3 weeks. Since we’re always open for suggestions: start sending in your ideas!
The second official Tupalo Hack Week is over – and it was even better than the first. Accompanied by some fine music, our darkroom of developers bravely ignored hunger and sleep deprivation in their ongoing quest to give our users the perfect Tupalo experience.
Among other things, our heroic coding kings made various tweaks to the site’s look and feel, wrestled with our soon-to-be-launched language versions (Klingon amazingly not present), and finalised our ever-so-useful Restaurant Radar.
A great week’s work, which the Tupalo.com founders celebrated in style…
The week before last was Hack Week here at Tupalo HQ. Our dedicated darkroom of developers (that’s my copyrighted collective noun, by the way) put up their ‘Do not disturb’ signs, and hacked away until they could hack no more, powered by vast amounts of breakfast carbs, fresh fruit, coffee and lunchtime take-outs.
The results were, as I’ve come to expect from my techy team-mates, mightily impressive. Highlights include a decidedly dynamic dashboard (for us to keep a better eye on ourselves) and a rather racy recommendation engine (to give our users even more top tips), both of which are already up, running and winning gold medals.
And… we’re doing it all again next week. If you have any ideas for us to hack, please do let us know.
(* For the uninitiated: Tupalo Hack Week was planned to be similar to Hate Week in George Orwell’s 1984, but we’re so nice that we all struggle to feign even a mild dislike of our Big Brother competitors.)