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The Scout

Here’s the big reveal of the biggest thing I’ve been working on over the past forever: The Scout.

There’s a lot to say about this, but my partner in the project, Tom Ran, already said it much more eloquently in an interview with psfk.

I can, however, speak to the technical aspects of the project. It is (of course??) running on Ruby on Rails. I can pat myself on the back about it’s very powerful but easy to use CMS. Were working on adding a lot more articles right now and the whole set up seems to be chugging along without a hitch.

The whole project was a beautiful idea about a year ago but after a lot of lunch and dinner conversations I can finally say that it’s a reality.

I learned a lot on the project and used it as an excuse to grok some new technologies (or at lest new to me) like the Google Maps API.

Were hoping to continue to push our features and content in the coming weeks and months. To keep up:

1. Join the mailing list
2. “follow the site’s RSS Feeds: Blog, Retail, Dining/Bars, Features, and Tours
3. follow thescout on twitter

If you’re interested in contributing email info at the scout mag dot com.

Were just so excited it’s real.

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