Week 6 - Fundeer
In week six we built our most ambitious hack - Fundeer.org. Fundeer brings together fundraising and volunteering to get people to get sponsored to do worthwhile stuff for Comic Relief supported causes. We loved this idea as it bought together so many different parts of the business, and we built some clever Linkedin integration to make it so user can sign in with one click and get relevant challenges based on their skills. However, it is a complex and big project so is currently not scheduled to go any further. Shame.
Week 7 - Strategy
After all the hacking and making and demoing and pitching and arguing and meeting and talking and debating we took the time to think about what this means for Comic Relief going forward. Obviously, most people would call this back to front, doing strategy inspired by execution, but for us it made complete sense - successful digital products are a combination of the right timing, with the best execution. Ideas are pretty low down the list of importance. So for us, we wanted to get going, fast, and get good by doing. Delivery, not deliverables.
However, we did relent and write a nice thick strategy type powerpoint to leave behind making recommendations for how Comic Relief can build out its product management and development skills in order to make money year round, and the executive is now reviewing how to implement these recommendations going forward.