Full-tilt #Avgeekery on Display at AirVenture's Camp Bacon8:40 AM
|Adam Fast doing a bit of Python coding around the|
Camp Bacon campfire. Photo: Damon Favor
After another challenging commercial flight to get to Appleton, WI airport on my way to AirVenture, I was picked up by Thomson Meeks (@THR_18 on Twitter) and his dad Tom, and we immediately headed direct to Ardy and Ed's Drive-in for some burger and Black Cow love. As we chowed down, I joked that Thomson - one of those young brilliant types who just "gets" tech in a way most in his generation can - could probably code an app while we were sitting at the dinner table. He laughed and said "you must have me confused me with Adam Fast (@adamcanfly) who REALLY knows how to code."
One of the #avgeeks joked that what we needed was a "aviation app random name generator"...so that with a mouse click, these start-ups could have their name determined for them. As we laughed at this silly notion, nobody noticed that Fast has vanished. But when he appeared back around the fire, he was holding his laptop and typing away calmly. No more than five minutes has passed before Fast debuted this exact random name generator, one he CODED on the fly using Python...in five minutes. We roared at the names Adam's generator produced, like "iPlanner Palooza" and "ePlan-o-matic."