Since we didn't have an idea to dive right into, we spent most of day one trying to decide what to hack on.
The main criteria were:
- We could build it from start to finish in ~3 days
- It's interesting to our target audience
- Not a part of Canny
- We are excited to work on it
We had a list of several ideas and started fleshing each one out a little more. Over time, one idea emerged that we thought met our criteria the best.
In general, I saw a couple categories of project:
We could build a separate product that adds value to our target audience. Basically, it would be another SaaS tool but we'd give it away for free.
More closely related to a value piece of content. Good Email Copy is a good example of a side project in this category.
Our project falls into the "resource" category. Our idea is to build an interactive flow chart for product managers. I won't spoil too much right now.
It's a project that will be heavy on the design aspect which means it'll be fun and challenging to build. Today, we're hoping to get the flow down and the basic mechanics set up.
Day two let's go!