When we put out a call for help for the First DIYcity Project, DIY Chicago member Dan Greenblatt wrote in and said he'd like to help with conception and project wrangling. So over the past week Dan and I have been trading emails on what shape this project should take. Dan has had some great ideas, we've had input from the Hashtags.org folks and a few others, and together we came up with an idea which Dan put into an initial spec. That spec is now in the wiki if anyone cares to take a look. Feedback is welcome. (Please comment here, rather than in the wiki, to make discussion easier.)
A few notes:
- We decided to keep the initial product very simple and easy to execute, with an eye toward addressing more complicated stuff in future releases. We figure it's best to get something up and out the door, then add on to it, rather than getting bogged down with complexity right off the bat.
- You may notice references to "DIYcity design principles" in the doc. These emerged out of a conversation Dan and I had about this app, along with a realization that DIYcity *ought* to have design principles, even perhaps needs them as guidelines for future development. I'll post what we came up with as far as principles in a separate thread, and anyone who is interested can comment and help shape that document.