So, we did it. We are on track to setting the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest virtual dinner party ever.
Well done, guys.
This event has been absolutely incredible. What started out as an idea totally unrelated, snowballed and evolved into the world's biggest virtual dinner party ever. And the amazing thing was that, not one person could have pulled this off. It took an army of extremely talented and passionate SpoonRocketeers to pull off what we did. It just goes to show that creativity and passion goes a long way; if people weren't so dedicated and aligned to toward a single goal, we would never have been able to achieve what we achieved.
The crazy thing was that it wasn't just one person's idea. It was an idea that had kept evolving, and really up until only a week ago had we settled on setting the record for the world's biggest virtual dinner party ever. Our teams then really latched on and ran with it.
It's worth noting how important a healthy company culture is too; it's like the glue that brings everyone together to form this new kind of synergy so powerful that the sum of the individual parts would simply not compare. If everyone just embraced an open and encouraging culture that cultivates creativity, ideas really start compounding and before you know it, it's magic.
And that's the beauty of having a fantastic team to work with. You give them an inch, they give you a mile. It's incredible how much you can accomplish with the right people and mindset.
SpoonRocketeers, we're off to doing something remarkable. We really are. Thank you.
Even though we had stress tested the system several times beforehand, we still way underestimated demand.
Good thing our kick ass tech team was able to bring our servers back from the grave in about an hour and a half. And when we were back up, the Tech team passed our Ops team the baton and they took off with it like the superstars that they are.
We're making the necessary changes for tomorrow and should be ready to rock and roll tomorrow, but obviously wouldn't want to jinx it now.
It was an extremely stressful and emotional couple of hours for us but we were able to stick together as a team and pull through to victory.
I was most impressed with the way our team mobilized and reacted to the fiasco, I'm very proud of them.
It goes to show that as a team, we can achieve anything. We are only as strong as we are united.
Tonight has truly been a blessing and an extremely valuable learning experience for us.
Go team SpoonRocket.
So the mobile space is very interesting to me, so interesting in fact, that I see it as Internet 2.0.
For the first time ever, in the history of mankind, every human being is connected everywhere, all the time. There can be so much more interaction that could occur around us that is not currently happening, we are literally just barely beginning to scratch the surface of what mobile can do. I think that in the next 10 years there will be as drastic a change in our lifestyles as in the past 10 years. People are going to look back 10 years from now thinking "I can't imagine how life was like before X" (X referring to mobile internet) just like how we look back 10 years and think "I can't imagine how life was like before the internet."
The real power of mobile lies in its inherent ability to integrate physical location in real-time. Most of the really popular apps unfortunately don't currently employ what mobile does best. Look at Instagram for example, it's not really real-time and location is merely an afterthought. Even apps like Snapchat and Whatsapp really only take advantage of real-time, which by itself is not much of an innovation seeing as how the internet has been real-time for quite some time now; it's the usage of location in concert with real-time that makes mobile really really interesting.
If you really think about it, you can open up the Uber app, type in a location halfway across the world such as Hong Kong or Tokyo, and literally move metal instantly at the click of a button. Isn't that insane? Now think about the implications this has on us in the near future. What used to be impossible is now possible, the floodgates just opened with the advent of mobile technology, so be ready for the wild ride. I'm egggcited.