At Plumbee we still consider ourselves to be a startup. Although we’ve grown rapidly I believe that we’ve managed to maintain a good degree of flexibility, and a high quality of people.
To test our ability to be flexible I decided to run Robert Chatley’s “Extreme Startup” workshop. The workshop requires the participants to respond in realtime to a changing market. Over the course of the workshop each team must get their code up and running and then use it to answer questions being asked by a central server. The central server acts as the marketplace and dictates the pace of the evening (under control of the organiser); firing off questions of increasing complexity and awarding points for correct answers.