Flash Camp Philadelphia

Jamie Kosoy
Associate Technical Director
j.kosoy@bigspaceship.com
Twitter: jkosoy
The importance of whiskey.
An inside look into the way of the Spaceship.
Okay, here’s the situation.
Your parents went away on a week’s vacation...
the situation
the situation
the situation
The fundamentals to our
process.
1. Everyone gets a say.
And we [try] to understand one another.
everyone gets a say




             Strategy
             Production
             Design
             Development
everyone gets a say




             Strategy
             Production
             Design
             Development
       ...
everyone gets a say




             Strategy
             Production
             Design
             Development
       ...
2. Think of the project.
Not of excuses. Unless the project is to come up with excuses.
think of the project


 Excuses
 + It’s too hard.
 + We hate
   - Silverlight
   - Standards
   - Unity
   - (any other po...
think of the project




   The only reason for being a
   bee is to make honey.
   - Winnie the Pooh
3. Speak the same language.
speak the same language
speak the same language




           What constitutes
           “Call to Action”
        when everything on the
       ...
4. Build ugly.
build ugly
build ugly
build ugly
build ugly
5. Trust each other.
trust each other
trust each other
6. Drink lots of whiskey.
Especially during regular office hours.
drink lots of whiskey


                                                  Normal
                                         ...
drink lots of whiskey
drink lots of whiskey
drink lots of whiskey
7. Mise en place.
mise en place



 In plugins:
 + Deep linking
 + Loading scheme(s)
 + Library items organized


 In HTML/CSS/JavaScript:
 ...
mise en place
8. Start from scratch.
start from scratch


                            Off the shelf
                            From scratch
  Features




   ...
9. Strive for excellence.
(not perfection)
strive for excellence
strive for excellence
strive for excellence
strive for excellence
strive for excellence
10. Think simple.
in conclusion


 + Everyone gets a say.
 + Think of the project.
 + Speak the same language.
 + Build ugly.
 + Trust each ...
thanks.



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  1. 1. Flash Camp Philadelphia Jamie Kosoy Associate Technical Director j.kosoy@bigspaceship.com Twitter: jkosoy
  2. 2. The importance of whiskey. An inside look into the way of the Spaceship.
  3. 3. Okay, here’s the situation. Your parents went away on a week’s vacation...
  4. 4. the situation
  5. 5. the situation
  6. 6. the situation
  7. 7. The fundamentals to our process.
  8. 8. 1. Everyone gets a say. And we [try] to understand one another.
  9. 9. everyone gets a say Strategy Production Design Development
  10. 10. everyone gets a say Strategy Production Design Development bad.
  11. 11. everyone gets a say Strategy Production Design Development good.
  12. 12. 2. Think of the project. Not of excuses. Unless the project is to come up with excuses.
  13. 13. think of the project Excuses + It’s too hard. + We hate - Silverlight - Standards - Unity - (any other potential technology or solution) + There isn’t enough time. (I’m sure you can think of others.)
  14. 14. think of the project The only reason for being a bee is to make honey. - Winnie the Pooh
  15. 15. 3. Speak the same language.
  16. 16. speak the same language
  17. 17. speak the same language What constitutes “Call to Action” when everything on the screen is one?
  18. 18. 4. Build ugly.
  19. 19. build ugly
  20. 20. build ugly
  21. 21. build ugly
  22. 22. build ugly
  23. 23. 5. Trust each other.
  24. 24. trust each other
  25. 25. trust each other
  26. 26. 6. Drink lots of whiskey. Especially during regular office hours.
  27. 27. drink lots of whiskey Normal Ideal Less than Ideal Productivity 10AM 1PM 4PM 7PM Whiskey Consumed
  28. 28. drink lots of whiskey
  29. 29. drink lots of whiskey
  30. 30. drink lots of whiskey
  31. 31. 7. Mise en place.
  32. 32. mise en place In plugins: + Deep linking + Loading scheme(s) + Library items organized In HTML/CSS/JavaScript: + SEO + Flash detection + Minimum browser resize
  33. 33. mise en place
  34. 34. 8. Start from scratch.
  35. 35. start from scratch Off the shelf From scratch Features Time
  36. 36. 9. Strive for excellence. (not perfection)
  37. 37. strive for excellence
  38. 38. strive for excellence
  39. 39. strive for excellence
  40. 40. strive for excellence
  41. 41. strive for excellence
  42. 42. 10. Think simple.
  43. 43. in conclusion + Everyone gets a say. + Think of the project. + Speak the same language. + Build ugly. + Trust each other. + Drink lots of whiskey. + Mise en place. + Start from scratch. + Strive for excellence, not perfection. + Think simple.
  44. 44. thanks. bigspaceship.com labs.bigspaceship.com

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