On Friday, May 1st, I was moving to a new apartment with a big ol’ U-Haul truck. On Saturday, May 2nd, I was at Techcrunch Disrupt for the hackathon, aiming to win. And win we did.
Earlier that morning, Jeff and I discussed some potential ideas over coffee, omelettes, and flapjacks. We came down to one: create a timesheet automatically by scanning your sent e-mails and evaluating your past meeting invites. Some people know how infuriating it can be to create a timesheet for clients, because if you don’t log your time immediately, you can forget what you spent the time doing in the first place. So, this was a hack to solve that problem.
When we started, I was already physically exhausted, but my brain was still fresh, and I was ready to rip. Because we were a small team of three, we knew we had to make something with a reasonable scope.
We hacked and hacked, as those who hack are wont to do. And this is the rest of the story in pictures:
The pitch video! http://techcrunch.com/video/holy-timesheets/518803556/
Jeff put together a nice write-up of the win here.
And that’s a wrap.