Techstars Paris Bootcamp 2019

This week I just started a new intrapreneur experience. Accor is one of the main partner of Techstars Paris along with Air Liquide, Total, FDJ, Gefko…

All companies are looking for new ways to innovate. To do so it is important to get out of the daily routine and make your brain available for creativity. There are ways to incentivize your brain to do so. This is called (amongst other things) design thinking. How do you work with a canvas that will unleash your inner creativity.

At Techstars we have started to do so by learning to build a lean canvas. This is your framework on top of which you will be able to plug all bricks of your product until you see the big picture.

On top of this canvas the main goal is to make sure that you do solve a real problem and you have the right pain point to address. This means gathering information from the potential customer that you have in mind. Make sure that clients are actually interested in your solution.

It’s only when you manage to define precisely your problem, that you can start gathering information about your potential product. Do not narrow your mind too quickly. Even though your guts are telling you that you have the correct solution, you should keep your mind open, listen carefully to what your users are saying.

When this will be clear enough, it is time to get your prototype out in the field and make sure your target do enjoy your product. The earlier you start testing the easier it will be to pivot if needed.

More to come in the coming weeks.


Getting Started with Gumby Framework

Article en anglais, la traduction arrive :)

1. Setup the Ruby NodeJs environment

If you are interested in give it a shot, here is a step by step in order to make it work on a Windows PC:

  • First you need to have Ruby installed on your machine:
  • Then you will need to install NodeJS:
  • Then install Git for Windows While you are prompt for it select Run Git from the Windows Command Prompt

Everything else works in a command prompt:

  • So clic on “start” icon and search for cmd.exe and launch it,
  • As it is a ruby environment we will have to install a few things:
    • copy paste gem update –system and press enter & wait
    • copy/paste gem install compass and press enter & wait
    • copy/paste npm install -g claymate and press enter & wait
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Saas + Foundation : la méthode qui fonctionne

Hello et bonne année 2014, l’année qui, parait-il, ne rime avec rien.

Si vous vous êtes déjà penché sur Saas, NodeJS, Grunt et ce genre de petites friandises, je pense qu’un grand flou a dû vous étreindre à un moment ou un autre.

En résumé voici ce qui fonctionne le mieux chez moi.

et hop à vous les joies de la compilation Saas avec Foundation ou Bootstrap. En plus cela gère le live reload, n’est pas beau ?

Bon alors là c’est la version ultra light, je vous fait un top complet dans le prochain billet.



L’extension Web developer ne s’affiche plus dans Firefox !

Si vous utilisez l’extension Web developer et que la barre d’outils a mystérieusement disparu de votre navigateur… ne vous arrachez pas les cheveux la solution est un peu plus bas.

Il semble que la dernière version de l’extension web developer connaisse un léger bug avec les localisations de Firefox. A priori en français et en allemand. Du coup pour corriger le problème il faut télécharger la version de web developer disponible ici.

Si vous voulez plus d’informations sur le problème, il y a une discussion en cours sur le site de Chris Pederick (en anglais), l’auteur de l’extension.

Hop on retourne au boulot :)