Last Friday was the end of a development sprint and, as the Scrum process dictates, a few of the teams gathered in celebration. We ate chips, meat sticks, guzzled soda, and shot the breeze.
As often happens when grown men, bellies full of caffeine and processed animal goo, gather for downtime, the conversation went into some weird places. At some point one of the guys let on that they were using a white board to put up daily "Would you rather…?" questions for people to vote on. Some of the choices were ridiculously funny… it was a shame we’d have to get up from our desks to see the results. A few of us mentioned, jokingly, that we should write an app for that. My eyes lit up…
I would do this, and I would do it in a weekend. This is what I came up with.
- Choices are randomly generated from a list each day.
- Ability to override and schedule choices.
- Ability to view historic results.
- Voting is limited to once per day.
- Semi responsive.
I need to tack on a front end for adding choices and scheduling overrides, but I think I’ll save that for another day. For now, I’m happy with what was accomplished in 12 hours based on random ideas from men who were obviously suffering from sodium induced delirium.