Congrats! Nobody deserves it more than you guys.
Customer development is an ongoing process. Once you've identified an MVP (which is an iterative process itself), the next step is to keep iterating as you add or improve features. Measure how the product is performing along key metrics, talk to customers, merge customer feedback with your vision, build and improve features, and then do it all over again!
That's awesome of him. I'm glad to see more people are thinking about how to accelerate testing. As the tools and techniques get easier and more widespread, it'll definitely help the community overall.
Thanks everyone for the words of support. We appreciate it.
I'll be in town and I'm happy to meet up for a beer. Ping me before you head up to figure out a time/place. See you soon!
Hector - Thanks so much for your passionate support for our business. We appreciate it. However, we remain confident that given our current situation, shutting down is the right course of action.
We wish you the best of luck with your business.
To everyone I didn't respond to individually - thanks for your words of support! The greatest part of working at Devver has been getting to know and work with so many amazing entrepreneurs and hackers.
Like Dan, I'm not sure what is next for me, but I do know I'll take a short break to clear my head before moving on to the next thing.
Thanks for all your support, Ryan! We really appreciate it. You're a great asset to the Ruby community.
We're investigating the open source route (along with finding a company that could take over Caliper and continue to provide it to the community). There are some complications, we're not yet sure how feasible the OSS route is, but we are looking for any way that Caliper could continue to live on.
I think your emails made it to the right place - and we really, really appreciate it. Let's follow up more via email and I'd definitely be game for a Skype chat.