Early on in our company, it became apparent that we had assembled a team of creative builders. Lunch conversations quickly turned into window whiteboarding sessions of product and technology ideas.
While these times were fun, we all felt we weren’t living up to our true spirit. Talking about stuff is great. Building is better. To put some structure around this, we established “Demo Day” - a half-day, internal pow-wow to show off some cool things we had all built. We had our doubts. When we would find the time to do this extra work to build something? What should I make? Will I embarrass myself with my idea?
Pushing on through, the first demo day arrived, and all those concerns quickly fell by the wayside. Each person showcased their creativity and passion in building an idea to a supportive team. We never attacked an idea or a person. The only concern on people’s minds was...what’s next for your idea?
Demo Day continues to evolve and always will. It’s been a collection of individual projects and team projects. It’s a been full of simple hack ideas and robust product ideas. On that day though, all ideas are created equal. Each and every one is an expression of creative passion to take an idea and make it real.
See a glimpse of our history below.
On our first demo day, team members each found an itch they wanted to scratch.
Open office door through Slack
Building a blog with a full CMS
Group secret santa app
Manage open court bball
Meteor based to-do list app
Automatically check in to Southwest flights w/in 24 hrs
Designs for app to store your recipes
Out having a kid
From music videos to sports, each team member explored a passion.
Death Cab - Summer Skin : https://vimeo.com/24969781
Newspaper can track editing errors
Video of process for creating LPL posters
Design for app to track reading list
App to score office ping pong
Re-factoring of Open Gym from previous demo day
User Locomotive to create a blog about whiskey
Preview of the Ionic framework
A URL shortener with an amazing name : LPL.sexy
Display golf stats
Strength in numbers. Our first ever demo day teams were formed.
Create a meaningful photobook for someone you care about...with the people they care about.
Ryan Francis , Tom Cullen , Monique Marchwiany , Wade Novak
Save scores to ping pong games, Built in React/Meteor
Dave Corwin , Brendan Hennessy
Special FF game just for playoffs
PM tool for digital agencies
IoT. Gems. And video production. We even explored SPACE a bit.
Decanter is a Rails gem that makes it easy to transform incoming data before it hits the model.
Ryan Francis , Dave Corwin
Make the best, most relevant decisions that are right for you.
We design and create e-books for food bloggers
Paul Gonzalez , Monique Marchwiany
A launch video promoting our new SPACE program
Remotely controlling our office light via an HTTP request
The intersection of should and must. API Integrations. #100DayProject.
An API rover to explore our solar system and beyond...
A celebration of process that encourages everyone to participate in 100 days of making
A new version of our favorite ping pong scoring app using Phoenix + React
A concept for a project management tool focused on scope and SOWs
A quick reference for design components backed by HTML and CSS
A new design for a band site including an awesome song name scroll
Connected Devices. Process Improvement. Art + Stuff. Recipeasy.
A connected system to measure volumes of our beer and coffee kegs
Dave Corwin , Brendan Hennessy
For this demo day we tried out a theme "Once Upon a Time"....here is what our team shared.
An RPG game based upon the logic of 101-hand rock paper scissors.
Built website for upcoming wedding
Used Keynote to prototype a new site design
Textbook exchange for students of Carlton University
A lightweight desktop spreadsheet app
A way to keep track of a reading list and write about them
Cartoon versions of everyone on the LaunchPad Lab team
A natural language HIIT timer
Paul Gonzalez , Monique Marchwiany , Rachel Killackey
50/50 raffles for non-profit organizations
Scott Weisman , Monique Marchwiany , Wade Novak , Rachel Killackey
For this demo day, our theme was "Show Me the Money"....here is what our team shared.
A "thought" experiment comparing hourly v. fixed billings for web development
Brendan Hennessy , Ryan Francis
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