The first commercial /dev/fort

This article was published by Mark Norman Francis on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 23:06.

Back in April, /dev/fort ran our first commercial fort.

The idea behind a commercial fort is to do everything that we do normally for fun (come up with ideas, generate endless sticky notes, write insane amounts of code, drink lakes of tea), but instead of off our own backs and with a bunch of our friends, we do it for someone else, normally a company.

Either with developers provided to us, or by hiring our own, we provide a structured environment to generate ideas around an existing concept or product, or come up with entire new ideas. Then we rapidly build the concept out into a working prototype, either for further discussion by the company, or to then integrate and ship as part of their standard business.

Unfortunately, we can’t talk about who or what we did in April. But trust us, it was awesome. And maybe one day we will be able to fill you in.

If you work for a company that might be interested in such an event, feel free to get in contact.