This weekend we got the TeachStreet band back together at Seattle Startup Weekend (@joesunga, @swindsor, and myself, along with our new friend @jason2burt) to build a website that’s been on our minds for quite some time now.
Seattle Brewed (SeattleBrewed.org) is a showcase of the incredible people in the Seattle tech community. Inspired by sites such as We Are NY Tech, the goal is to look beyond the CEOs & founders to the developers, designers, marketers and others whose talents fuel our local industry. Anyone can create a profile (we punted the geo-fencing for our MVP, so don’t signup unless you’re a Seattleite!), fill our a fun MadLibs style biography, and answer some questions regarding topics specific to your role in the community. Once you’ve done that, you have a chance to be featured in our regular emails and have the spotlight for a day.
Over the course of the weekend we got great response from the community, including sponsorships from Amazon Web Services, Decide.com, Apptentive, Haiku Deck, SEOmoz, and Madrona Venture Group.
Our goal is keep the site up and running, continue developing the features we didn’t quite get to in a day-and-a-half (there are some pretty cool ones on the backlog!), and make this a valuable resource for the Seattle tech community. If you’re part of this community, please check out the site, create a profile, and let us know what you think.
Also, the code is a little rough in places, but we’re hoping to clean it up and get a public repo up on github at some point so that other communities can benefit from the platform as well.