Pushudo.com is owned and operated by Interrobang, LLC, a corporation out of Miami, Florida. Its two founding members, Andrew Garfield and Jovanni Bello began the company while they were studying for their MBAs at the University of Miami. Pre-production work began on Pushudo.com in October of 2007 and principal work shortly thereafter.
Pushudo.com is written exclusively in Ruby on Rails, an open source web framework using the Ruby language. As big believers in the open source movement, Pushudo.com is built on several open source projects including Apache, Ubuntu Linux, MySQL, Mongrel, and Subversion.
Pushudo.com began from a computer found in a dumpster. This computer is still used today as the main development server.
The name Pushudo is a made up word combining the word "Push" (the act of putting an idea forward) and "udo" which we stole from the Judo fighting style. Judo means "gentle way" in japanese. So basically Pushudo means "To push something in a gentile way".
An "Interrobang", the namesake of Pushudo.com's parent company, is an actual word that refers to a seldom used english punctuation that is the combination of a question mark (known as a Interrogative) and an exclamation point (also uncommonly known as a bang) that looks like this: ‽. You don't believe us‽
Andrew learned Ruby on Rails completely from scratch just to build Pushudo.com
Most of Pushudo.com was written between the hours of 12 midnight and 7AM.
Approximately 500 cans of diet soda, 60 sushi rolls, and 80 slices of pizza were consumed during the Pushudo.com pre-launch development.
Andrew got through the entire series of Doogie Howser, M.D. and Battlestar Galactica solely though coding breaks. Thanks Netflix!
The Interrobang, LLC offices are a mixed computing environment consisting of 3 linux, 3 macs, 1 FreeBSD, and 2 windows computers. Needless to say, religious wars breakout all the time around the office.
Andrew and Ross's birthdays are within 3 days of each other. They always each give each other $50 bucks for the other's birthday so that it always evens out.