I jumped over to DEV and noticed there is a new Hackathon going. Suddenly I get the rush and start floating away with all kinds of ideas. Once I come back to earth I start reading the rules and the T&Cs, after all it is a contest.
I jump over to DigitalOcean and start reading about the App Platform to determine what can be built, limitations, frameworks, etc. Seems straight forward at this point especially since they have all kinds of documentation, guides, videos and community support.
This is usually the tricky part, so many ideas to choose from, but as any dev knows we have constraints.
Before I can choose a framework I have to narrow down the WHAT. As usual, I have difficult time narrowing down the WHAT. So what do I do? I take about a day to mull over the ideas and I talk to my wife about it.
Usually what happens is my wife comes up with a great idea, but she doesn't know about the technical details or limitations. In my opinion, these are the best type ideas since they're unconstrained. This was no exception, she handed me an awesome idea! 🎉 🎉