03 Jul '12, 1pm

On Starting a Startup

On Starting a Startup

We launched Upworthy 99 days ago on March 26. We started as a company two months earlier on January 30. There were various news stories written about us as the team was being built , as we launched , and a month after we launched . Read those if you’re not familiar with our story. What follows are some of my thoughts and reflections on the experience of starting a startup. Choosing a Technology The engineering team started out as a team of two: the CTO and me. I was anointed Founding Engineer. My background is in Ruby on Rails, but in recent years I’ve soured on it a bit. Eric, a colleague of mine when I was at the Sunlight Foundation started using Sinatra for all his projects, and he seemed quite happy. So after some evaluating and thinking, Tim and I settled on Padrino , a framework built on top of Sinatra that incorporates most of the best parts of Rails. At the end of ...

Full article: http://luigimontanez.com/2012/on-starting-a-startup/

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