Paganello 12 is over, and the new FFindr is live. I worked throughout the night before hitting Rimini on the configuration and deployment of the new version on the new server, but had to revert everything in order to ensure a working FFindr during my stay in Italy. Once returned, I gave it a second try (night), but still in vain. Friday 13 I then decided to deploy the new version on the old server to not hold it back any longer, here it is: FFindr 5! This gives me a little more time to fine-tune the server and to make it ready for FFindr's massive audience.
This much from the technical front, now to something completely different: the new FFindr crew! I'm happy to announce that Robert, Heiko and Bas joined in to help working on FFindr. Robert and Heiko help me with prioritization, functional decisions and all other non-technical questions. On the other hand, Bas will dig into the code and soon be ready to work on technical issues too. Welcome and thanks to all three of you! Here's a brief introduction to the three new FFindr guys:
"I play Ultimate Frisbee for about 20 years, I'm also active in the disc golf scene. I live in Mainz (Germany) and run the training of Feldrenner. Since 2012 I also coach the Austrian National Open team. Together with Heiko and our company Olympic Frisbeesports we would like to further push disc sports in Europe. We organise different tournaments, such as the German Nationals and the EUCF 2012 in Frankfurt, and sell disc golf courses.
FFindr is a great tool for tournament organizers, Frisbee players and all fans of disc sports. We help with marketing and would like to further establish FFindr as the #1 Frisbee platform. We focus on improving the flow of communication and information on FFindr, and also want to ensure that everyone can find Frisbee anywhere."
"I play Ultimate for about 16 years now. I am from Mainz (Germany), and play with and help to lead Feldrenner. Next to many national and international competitions with my team I also play since 2003 with the German Mixed National team, which I also coach since 2004.
Together with Olympic Frisbeesports I plan to bring disc sports to the next level in Europe, our main concern is its growth and communication of the Frisbee community. Both can be perfectly adressed with FFindr, which is why Olympic Frisbeesports got involved."
"I started playing Ultimate at the same time when I started to study computer science in Karlsruhe. Several years later I am still playing Ultimate and very happy to find a useful application (besides my work) for my computer skills. Since 2010 I am living in Berlin and playing with Wall City. I am very excited to be part of the FFindr developer team and looking forward to realize new, cool features and functionalities."