Last Thursday night, Rich and I trekked down to Manhattan to attend a special Dribbble meetup hosted by our friends at Squarespace. When we arrived in SOHO, we quickly realized this wasn’t going to be just another meetup. The folks at Squarespace had designed a team competition: Renting a mini hoop basketball game, using the Dribbble API to assign attendees to color-coded, headbanded teams. Team members’ profiles were displayed along with their shots and projected on the wall.
Competition was fierce. Elbows were thrown. Tube socks were pulled up high. And in the end, a winner emerged, winning a black basketball signed by myself, Rich and Squarespace Creative Director (and hoop master), Tyler Thompson, among other prizes.
We can’t thank Squarespace enough for putting together a very memorable night. It was fantastic meeting ~80 local NYC Dribbblers, hearing how they use the service, getting feedback, and seeing a portion of the community in person. The hoop tournament, beer, headbands, swag, and snacks have set the bar high for future meetups, and perhaps created a model for others around the globe.