Last week, I participated in my very first code-free hackathon/sprint at the Next 36 Startup Sprint 2018. This event was hosted by ProtoHack Vancouver, and it was held at RED Academy. This event is intended for participants to have a hardcore weekend of building, hacking, designing and prototyping something that solves a global problem, then present a solution in front of angels, VCs and industry professionals with a 90 second pitch deck.
Trish and I had worked on a number of smaller-scale projects previously, and as her high quality work gained traction in the jewellery space, she wanted to branch out on her own to make a name for herself in the industry. We decided that the first step for us would be to build a brand new eCommerce website from scratch that would become the online home and showcase for her jewellery work.