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Band of Coders

Over the past couple of years Bobby and I have had the fun of getting a few companies up and running. Our first company was Band of Coders although the name evolved a few times through the process of discovering its real identity. It seems ironic that the guys that know the most about technology and web were the guys who were nameless and faceless within Creationstep.
But today they have come out of the closet and announced themselves and who they are with a lovely new website that includes the following statement:

The Band of Coders is a crack team of programmers and system architects that creates business applications, web applications, and front-end interfaces. We work with companies that know exactly what they want and are looking for the raw programming talent to make their vision a reality quickly and efficiently.

Our team has been stripped to the bare essentials: exceptional coders. No marketing team. No sales guy. No CEO. No fluff to keep us from the goal of creating first-rate software products for our clients.

Looking for cookie-cutter code assemblers or hyped-up marketing outfits? Look elsewhere.

Well done chaps…

Posted on January 5th, 2007 by mark

Open House on Upcoming

Sign up for attendance at the Indoor Playground sneak peek and open house is available now on upcoming

Thanks for helping us get the word out

Posted on January 4th, 2007 by mark

Indoor Playground | Centre for Innovation

After much hard work and planning the Indoor Playground is almost ready to open its doors. We plan to open the doors officially on February 1st. We have taken some time to listen to feedback from potential community members and have deduced what we believe today to be an effective and helpful pricing model.

We named the space Indoor Playground | Centre for Innovation intentionally. We desire that the space is known as a social centre for the community as well as an effective co-working facility. This necessitates that we make room for some events as well as some space to work and collaborate within. The model below should make sense within this context:

Monthly Membership packages
$1500 – *Unlimited Corporate up to six members
$300 – *Unlimited Individual
$100 - 1 day per week + *Unlimited evenings and weekends
$50 – *Unlimited evenings after 5:30pm and weekends (Friday 5:30pm-Monday 7:00am)

Day Rates
$25/Day - Single day access to facilities - no guests
$100/Day - Single day access + 2 hour conference room + 4 guests for conference room time
$350/day - Small room + 12 guests
$1000/day - Large room + 50 guests
$1250/day - Entire facility + 65 guests

All prices are subject to GST

*Unlimited – except for up to 4 days per month (to make space for group rental and events)

We are opening the doors on Friday January 12th at 5.30pm for viewing (and an excuse for some of us to get together). We will be around for a couple of hours so plan on coming for as long as you desire. We will make some announcements and will have some Q&A at the earlier part of the evening. Please spread the word.

We will have both paypal and credit card options available to receive sign-up soon. If you plan to join as a member please go to and sign-up in the forum section.

For further information and details please contact:

Posted on January 3rd, 2007 by mark
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