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We’re trying to gauge interest in a new full-day session called “The Building of Basecamp.” The session would basically be a complete case study of the building of a real-world web app ( Basecamp). Topics covered would include key back-end/engineering decisions, interface design techniques and concepts, functionality choices and prioritization, usability considerations, information architecture/structure, working remotely (we’re in Chicago and the lead developer is in Copenhagen Denmark), and marketing strategies. We’ll be talking about what worked, what didn’t, and what ongoing changes we’re making. If there’s enough interest, we’ll also be bringing in David Heinemeier Hansson, Basecamp’s lead developer from Copenhagen to cover the key technical aspects of the project (including the decisions to go with Ruby over PHP, Python, etc.).
We’d price the full day session between $295 and $495 and we’d probably hold it in late July. If you think this might be something you’d be interested in attending, please email us or post a comment here. Thanks.