If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late. — Reid Hoffman
Our first, MVP product built with Ruby on Rails, the product of a few weekend hackathons, had been up and running for a while and was accepting user signups. But after validating that there was a lot of user demand, we decided to fully rebuild the product with a new codebase to set ourselves up for future growth.
Let’s just say we’re fairly embarrassed by the results, also a little proud at the same time. This blogpost is about all the fuckups happened during our first week of launching PingPong v2 for our private customers and the bumpy road we travelled down.