LiveBlogging from BCH5 – 3

Hardcore way to do your startup – Nanda –

About AtuItu: Social Network for telugu folks. Built on Ruby on Rails.

  • Describe your product/startup in one single line
  • Breakup your work into very small parts – modules – task for the days – not codes
  • Every problem is a challenge – every achieved challenge gives a sense of achievement
  • Do mistakes. Don’t worry about them.
  • Be in the market and keep changing it based on the feedback.
  • Focus on getting your product out. Let the users give you the response and feedback.
  • Only dependent on yourself.
  • Distractions – money to sustain, depressions. Be very guarded from any distraction.
  • All about persistence.

Relevance of Rails to startups – Sumanth Krishna A

  • One person – one idea – product.
  • And basically the top ten of Rails – the usual drumming that is given for rails – DRY, convention over configuration, ActionModel, CRUD, partials, helpers, etc…
  • Agile Development
  • Huge debate on Rails vs PHP vs Ruby vs Django
    • It quickly moved onto saying PHP is a language and Rails is a framework, blah blah. But then finally it boiled down to whoever already knew the language/framework and whoever was comfortable with the other.

One thought on “LiveBlogging from BCH5 – 3

  1. I attended both atuitu and rails sessions. AtuItu was indeed inspiring. However, there is a more organized and predictable way to achieve results – Which is the agile based development – particularly when a team is involved – We should have had a Q&A session to discuss alternatives. Nanda is a good speaker, hope we will hear more from him in future.

    Rails by Sumanth was a great effort too – Sumanth took the burden of selling Rails to the audience very seriously 🙂 – A slight change in the focus on how he got into rails and how he realized it was better than the other frameworks he used would have added additional flavor – I’m sure Sumanth is a seasoned programmer with experiance in J2EE and other frameworks too. Unfortunately I missed the Q&A.


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