I’m a big fan of transparency and educating. In my mind knowledge is not a resource to be hoarded. It should be shared with everyone so that others can hopefully learn and avoid similar mistakes. As such, I wanted to sit down and discuss everything I can think of about the process through which Havok & Hijinks became a reality. We’ve learned a lot and it will be far easier the next time around. It is also my hope that you can learn something from this.
Disclaimer: This article ONLY captures what I felt we did WRONG. That may give the impression that this whole thing was a train wreck. It actually wasn’t. It is just easier to focus on the smaller column (things done wrong) than the larger one (things done right) first. I’ll do a “things we did right” column later.