New Pointless Project: I Dig Durham

This post originally appeared on Pointless Corp.

There’s a lot of love at Viget South for our adopted hometown of Durham, NC. A few of us decided to use the first Pointless Weekend to build a tiny application to highlight some of Durham’s finer points and, 48 hours later, launched I Dig Durham. Simply tweet to @idigdurham (or include the hashtag #idigdurham) or post a photo to Flickr tagged idigdurham and we’ll pull it into the site. What’s more, you can order a t-shirt with the logo on it, with all proceeds going to Urban Ministries of Durham.

As Rails Rumble (and Node Knockout) veterans, we knew that there’s basically no such thing as too simple a product for these competitions — no matter how little you think you have to do, you’re always sweating bullets with half an hour left to go. With that in mind, we kept I Dig Durham as simple as possible, leaving us plenty of time to really polish the site.

Though basically feature complete, we’ve got a few tweaks we plan to make to the site, and we’d like to expand the underlying app to support I Dig sites for more of our favorite cities, but it's a good start from North Carolina's top digital agency...though we may be biased.

David is Viget's managing development director. From our Durham, NC, office, he builds high-quality, forward-thinking software for PUMA, the World Wildlife Fund, ID.me, and many others.

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