12 comments

  • Jordan BorthJordan Borth, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    I would love to be part of this. I have tons of product ideas—a lot of them with initial concepts, roadmaps and monetization strategies in place—but as a designer, I need someone technical to bring these projects to life!

    I've used Builditwith.me, and to this day get the odd inquiry, but it's really old and no-longer supported (I don't think) :/

    How do we sign up?

    PS. It goes without saying that if you're technical and looking to hack on some cool projects (iOS/Mac/Web), get at me!

    3 points
  • Taulant SulkoTaulant Sulko, over 7 years ago

    Just did a little bit of googling. There is already a few of these in the market. You better think about a way to make this unique or better.

    http://builditwith.me/https://collabfinder.com/http://programmermeetdesigner.com/

    ps.: The last one is so Web 2.0 it hurts but it's technically the same concept.

    1 point
    • Noah BuscherNoah Buscher, over 7 years ago

      Yep! We have quite a few unique ideas that I have yet to see from other meetup sites. :)

      0 points
    • Cole Townsend, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

      An excellent point.

      Two things we're addressing that they aren't:

      • Selective pool of candidates, invite only. Smaller, tighter knit community.
      • Making quality projects. This will come with quality members.

      Collab unfortunately only supports Facebook login. Another pitfall is way that projects are displayed. They already have designs. Not everyone is a designer or has access to well designed graphics early on. This is going to be text only. While it has a ton of content, not all of it is good. We're going to keep members responsible for not only who they invite, but the projects they start. Part of this is a function of the scope of the site, anyone in just about any field is welcome. This is very specific to the web community.

      BuildItWithMe is a bit old now (2009) and shares some of the same issues as Collab in that it has an overwhelming quantity of ideas/projects. Support for the site has also tapered off, as has the activity of the Twitter account. Drew has a lot of other awesome projects going on though. This was certainly successful for a period of time and is still active in terms of posting, though I cannot attest to how effective members have been.

      3 points
  • joe andersonjoe anderson, over 7 years ago

    Very interested in how this turns out. I think one of the hardest things is getting a stakeholder to drive the project over time.

    1 point