What did I do this weekend? ummm…

This one time… at Phoenix Startup Weekend… a whole group of guys and a lone girl (that’s me), came together to create a new company called Reserve Chute. The basic concept is a personal data backup app that enables users to grab their data from online sources like GMail, Delicious, yada, yada, and save them locally on their own machices. Think about how much stuff you have online, stuff you’ve used to manage your projects, build your online reputation, and communicate with all the really cool people in the world. Thank about what you happen if any one of the services or apps went offline, temporarily or permanantly. Poof. Gone. Bye bye. Wouldn’t it be nice to know you had a money… errr, data jar… in your backyard just in case Web 2.0 becomes web two point OH NO!

The code ninjas (that’s not me) hacked some elegant sweetness for last night’s demo. We should have a working JumpBox prototype in a couple of days (see Sean’s comment below about timing), but the site is live and you can sign up for beta.

Do it. Do it. NOW!!!

Shout out to all the peeps involved in this project: Sean TierneyBrent SporeJustin CrossmanSunny ThaperJose DiazCurtis MillerBrian RoyByron BowermanRemi TaylorPatrick HarterJim Barrows

And major thanks to Adam Nollmeyer (Acme Photography) and Chris Lee for the pics.

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  1. #1 by Jeff Moriarty on October 20, 2008 - 1:35 pm

    I was sorry to miss Startup Weekend due to my loony schedule, but it sounds like a great event all the way around. Thanks for the write-up and the pics, Heather. I’m looking forward to seeing Reserve Chute deploy!

  2. #2 by Sean Tierney on October 21, 2008 - 9:51 am

    we need to get the project stable first and convince the powers that be to expend the time/resources to turn this into a JumpBox. Provided we can do those things, it’s more realistically a few weeks away from having this. It is possible we can make the code available with instructions on how techies can set this up on their system, but having a JumpBox for this will take some time. Sorry if that wasn’t clear.


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