One Step Closer…

School’s out, the shoeboxed team continues to grow, and the we’ve got a new logo. We’re making some serious progress.

After a rough week of final projects, papers, and exams, the team has bounced back and is working around the clock to make bigger and better. In the past, we’ve always had schoolwork and extracurriculars looming over us–and at times we were forced to pass our classes. Well, I’m excited to announce that everyone has made it through another year–and shoeboxed is our one and only priority. No distractions. No excuses. It’s frightening. Someone please remind us to sleep. And just as we have put 100% of our energy into shoeboxed, we have recruited several new additions to the shoeboxed team. They are already proving to be tremendously valuable additions to the team. This summer couldn’t get much better.

And then there’s the hot new logo. What can I say? We all need a makeover every once and a while. And this is just the beginning–the entire shoeboxed site will have a fun new feel. Now that we have much of the shoeboxed backbone completed, it’s nice to finally be able to start focusing more on our branding efforts and the overall user experience.

Berlin, Here We Come!

Cue up the polka tunes, find me a pair of lederhosen, and buy me a bratwurst with sauerkraut – ‘cause the shoeboxed team is headed to Germany! We’re packing our bags and heading to a nation where everyone hates inefficiency, loves the Fatherland, and has never been late for anything in their lives! I may not have been to Berlin, Germany, or Europe in my life, but that’s what stereotypes are for! We really do have our reasons for going to Berlin. And it has nothing to do with the fact that all the women are blond, blue-eyed, and terrifyingly hairy.

During the last week of May, we’ll begin our journey. I say “during the last week” because the trip could include close to seven days of travel. My current itinerary takes me from St. Louis to Atlanta, GA—just a hop, skip, and a jump from a balmy Raleigh-Durham, NC. From there we will experience the bustling Mecca of Toronto, on our way to London, England. Our final layover will occur in Milan, made famous by the eponymous Disney classic (read: Milan = Mulan), before our eventual and long-awaited arrival in Berlin.

Which reminds me, why is the airline industry going bankrupt? Because this is the cheapest way to get there.


Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

4.01.07, A Mile-Marker

Some team members haven’t slept in days. Some team members have tried to sleep but have been woken up by other jealous teammates.

April 1st was an ambitious goal and we’re going to make it. Thanks for all the support. We’re glad you’re as excited as we are.

Phase 1 is finally here. At this point we’re beginning closed beta testing (read: only for our dorky friends). But you’re next. Stay tuned to the blog for updates and sign up to receive an email when we fully launch if you want to be the first to know.

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It’s your life. You deserve to be in control.

What’s school work?

Edit: fixed links & added Sbx status correction 9/10/07 – MTR