Friday, August 14, 2009

DIG Showit Rocked!

Man it's been a busy week here at Showit Fast! But it's the kind of busy that just makes us love what we do. This week we had the first ever Designer Insight Group (DIG). What is DIG you ask? Well, we had a bunch of designers out there using Showit to build websites. They are awesome websites, but we knew there was so much more in Showit they were not using. We also really wanted to talk directly with designers to listen and make Showit even better.

Being the first DIG we were unsure of the response and what designers would be looking for. The week completely exceeded our expectation. We had a killer time and the interaction from the designers was awesome. Thanks to the mad Showit skills of Todd and Brett, the designers had the opportunity to drink from the fire hose for two days and learn about some great features in Showit. We had some fun "ah-ha" moments and some funny "ah-ha" moments. During one of the sessions Todd double-clicked on an image from the floating media library to add it to the stage, which no-body (including me) knew you could do. Everybody asked, "When did you add that feature?" I suppose it's the small things in life that matter.

One of the really cool things we announced was the Showit Wiki. We are adding a bit more content before officially launching it, but it's coming very soon! We are using the same back end system as Wikipedia, so hopefully everyone will find it easy to navigate. I'm really stoked because it allows our community of users to continue and help build the learning that happens. Of course Showit will be cranking away and adding new topics all the time as well.

In traditional fashion everyone bunked up at The Freedom House and we had a great time. We are so grateful to the designers that joined us and can't wait for the next DIG Showit. It could be coming to a city near you! If you're a designer and would be interested in joining at DIG Showit shoot me an email.
DIG on the roof of Canary Hotel to watch
the Santa Barbara sunset.

1 comment:

Dawn Davis said...

Can't wait for the next one!