Heat Seek Blog

  1. Get-Out-The-Vote Campaign

    We’re coming up on the semi-final round of the NYCBigApps competition, and we’re pressing hard to get out the vote. There are around 120 teams, but if we can be in the five most popular, we’ll get to present at the BigApps Battleground in front of a panel of influential players in the NYC tech scene. Of the five who present to them, one will be selected as the winner and will get an automatic pass to the finals in September. It’s a long shot, but we’re gonna give it our best. Luckily, we won’t be out of the running if we don’t make it; we can still go on to the finals if we do well in our category. We’re competing in the Live and Work categories because BigApps recommended we enter more than one in order to be more competitive. Obviously Heat Seek fits best in the Live category, but we’re happy to take their advice since they’ve told us that all of the judges use the same rubric, regardless of which category they’re judging.

    - JUL 12, 2014 -

  2. Designing Sensor Cases

    We’ve got a preliminary sensor case design. Daniel designed them in OpenSCAD, and Keith Williams, an alumnus from the Flatiron School who now works at MakerBot, offered to 3D print them for us. We’ve been back and forth a little about the dimensions and structuring it so that it doesn’t warp as the filament cools, but we should have something workable soon.

    - JUL 08, 2014 -

  3. Presenting at BetaNYC Again!

    We got invited back to BetaNYC to present about the progress we’ve made on the project in the past few months. Jarryd is prepping slides to go over with William before the presentation. We want to make sure it goes really well because we’re hoping that BetaNYC will sponsor the project. We may also get some help from people at the meetup who might be able to help out with the technical stuff.

    - JUL 07, 2014 -

  4. Social Media Lead

    With the get-out-the-vote effort and a lot of tweeting to do, we’ve brought on a social media lead who can help with our social media campaign. It’s incredibly hard to find social media people to do volunteer work, so we’re really lucky to have found Tom. Expect a lot more of us on your Facebook feed!

    - JUN 24, 2014 -