Editor's Note: Last month, the Hack U program made a stop in Canada, and hosted a week of tech sessions and hacking for students at the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo. Waterloo alum Rasmus Lerdorf was there, along with fellow Canadians Paul Tarjan and Jon LeBlanc. The winning hack was titled "Docuvine" and was built by a team of three: Aran Donohue, Andrew Trusty, and Rory Tulk. Outside of school, Aran enjoys playing jazz saxophone, rollerblading and exploring Toronto cafés; Andrew is a graduate student by day, entrepreneur by night; and Rory blogs about many things including computer science and canoeing.
After HackU, the Docuvine hack caught the attention of YCombinator and the team changed its name to Pagical and kept building it out. Paul Tarjan put together some interview questions and we emailed Aran. Here's a transcript of that online conversation.
Aran and team are interested in building a business around what began as a hack, so all feedback, ideas, andRead More »from Canadian Hack U Magic Leads to Pagical