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Yesterday, June 08, 2013 at the SAP Labs Palo Alto campus we started the Silicon Valley Startup Weekend, sponsored of course…by SAP 😉

This time…I’m not there as an organizer, staff or coach…I’m there as a participant 🙂 Which means…code, hack and fun…and BTW…this is my very first Startup Weekend ever 😛

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We started the evening around 6:00pm when people started to come in…

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As a warm up, we formed groups…we were assigned two words, and the team leader had 60 seconds to pitch our idea…

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As a funny thing, we were all give white t-shirts, so we need to write down our skills…so everybody was aware of who was who at the time of team formation…here’s mine 😉

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The event organizers present themselves and welcome us to the event…

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Anne Hardy took a few words on the stage 🙂 and then presented Nuno Sebastiao, CEO of FeedZai.

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After that…the real pitching started…people had 60 seconds to present the ideas that might be elected to become projects for the weekend…

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After the pitched ended, we had 3 post-its that we must place on our favorite “soon to be” projects…

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After that…around 15 ideas were selected…Ok…maybe less…I was tired…so I don’t remember very well 😛

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With the “ideas” selected…people start to join and formed teams…developers, designers, project managers…all together for the greater good 🙂

We left around 12:00pm…and people were still there very engaged…today is Day 2…where we’re going to start building the prototypes…so the real fun is just about to begin 😉

Stay tuned for my next blog on this awesome event 😀

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