#iSoc12, a place where geeks are kings (or queens).

The iRail Summer of code will finish tomorrow and so far François and Laurens have developed a very powerful back-end besides a mobile website for the users who have a smartphone but for whom a mobile app is not (yet) available.

The mood around iSoc has been awesome except that my two developers actually kept bike-shedding, arguing and whining about details. I personally couldn’t attend iSoc that much since I had several meetings in Brussels and those are rarely planned on evenings. Also, I was not of great help since François and Laurens are well informed about what has to be done; they were briefed during the BeMyApp weekend.

Some good news so far for Firstsight; we made some noise in the press (only in French, but some articles will soon be available in Dutch (and English)).

A special topic on the main Belgian TV channel (RTBF):

Two articles in Le Soir:

I’d like to take advantage of this blogpost to thank the organizers of this Summer of code, congratulate my two developers who have made an impressive progress – I’ve been very pleased to have two extremely motivated and talented guys contributing to make Firstsight even bigger.

It was also a pleasure to meet some of the other geeks around.

To make a long story short (or in geek’s language “TL;DR“), this iSoc was a success.

About Sacha Schmitz

Sacha is the Project Manager of Firstsight during (and before and after) iRail Summer of code 2012.

19. July 2012 by Sacha Schmitz
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