With a sense of excitement, awe and relief , the site is ready for the viewing public, as a beta <cough cough>. As the head of technology, I am extremely proud to unveil chumbonus.com.
I pictured this moment quite a few times as the months of product vision, design, development, testing, product re-vision, more development, more testing and finally fit, finish and configuration. At the very moment the baby has left the nest, I naively realized, and reflected that that was the easy part.
Now the journey really begins.
The life of an entrepreneur and startup co-founder is laden with traps, decisions and de-motivating challenges. But I can safely say, that today is one of my most proudest days. To create something from nothing and see other people use it and dig it, is amazingly gratifying.
I cannot wait to post about the full life-cycle, the referral, the application, the evaluation and the hire. To actually find someone a job from something we created is something that occurs to many people every day, but to me, that day with ChumBonus is not far away and I am so looking forward to it.
To take this to that step – we have a laundry list of to-do items in basecamp that we will implement in the coming weeks. The first one being to implement the clickatell SMS gateway for txt alerts and notifications. I know enough to be dangerous in the mobile space and how this should work, but I think that the carriers have something unexpected up their sleeves.
If you have any feedback on the beta, please let us know, whichever tool you feel compelled and is easiest to get those comments to us.
Thanks to everyone for helping us and especially our families for supporting us. Houston we have lift off.