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There is some great advice in this piece from Matt Mullenweg about shipping version 1.0.
Usage is like oxygen for ideas. You can never fully anticipate how an audience is going to react to something you’ve created until it’s out there. That means every moment you’re working on something without it being in the public it’s actually dying, deprived of the oxygen of the real world.
You can come up with all the user stories, scenarios and use cases you want, but the moment your product hits the real world, all that goes out of the window.
And never wait until something is completely polished and feature complete.
…if you’re not embarrassed when you ship your first version you waited too long.
Amen to that. Iterate, iterate, iterate.
After a long and slightly torturous journey (Dublin’s rush hour traffic isn’t fun) here I am in Killkenny getting ready for WordCamp Ireland.
Due to the traffic I arrived at the speakers dinner just in time for coffee which was a bit shit, but after some quick introductions I was dragged off to take part in Chaos Thaoghaire, which is one part story telling, one part pub quiz, and a whole lot of deviousness and fun. Or as they describe themselves: “Dedicated to the earnest pursuit of ludicrous things”.
Unfortunately ten hours of travel had left my brain feeling like a wrung-out mop so I couldn’t bring my “A Game” (as they like to call it) and pretty much vegged in the corner nursing a pint of Guinness. Apologies to the Chaosettes, I was having a good time even though it may not have looked like it. The story about the scavenger hunt and the potato carved in the shape of a penis was a definite highlight.
There’s a wedding in the hotel tonight which, as with most weddings, is playing some horrendously cheesy music very loudly. Thank god for headphones. So here I am, raiding the mini-bar and desperately trying to finesse my talk ready for Sunday, full of excitement and terror all at the same time. As much as I get a kick out of public speaking, it still scares the crap out of me. Nerves are healthy though.
Oh, and apropos of nothing, this hotel room is bloody huge!