Aardvark'd: 12 Weeks with Geeks

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Aardvark'd: 12 Weeks with Geeks
Aardvark'd 12 Weeks with Geeks.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Lerone D. Wilson
Release date
  • 2005 (2005)
Running time
80 min
Country United States
Language English

Aardvark'd: 12 Weeks with Geeks is a 2005 documentary film about the development of Fog Creek Copilot, a remote assistance software tool. Conceptualization of the film began when Fog Creek Software CEO Joel Spolsky announced on his blog that he was seeking a filmmaker to document the development of the product, then called Project Aardvark.[1] On May 3, 2005 it was announced that Lerone D. Wilson of Boondoggle Films would direct the film, and principal photography commenced shortly afterward.[2] The film was released November 7, 2005 on DVD, and sold over 2,500 copies within the first few days of release.[3] Later, Aardvark'd became a launch title for Google Videos Google Video Store paid download service.[4][5] It is now also available on YouTube.[6]

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Aardvark'd received mixed reviews from the tech press, the most consistent criticism being that the film didn't delve deep enough into the "nuts and bolts" of programming and software design.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ Spolsky, Joel (2005-03-23). "Documentary Filmmaker Wanted". Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  2. ^ Spolsky, Joel (2005-05-03). "News". Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  3. ^ Borland, John (2005-12-02). "Film documents software creation, the fun way". Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  4. ^ Raman, Sanjay (2006-01-09). "A new year for Google Video". Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  5. ^ Mayberry, Carly (July 5, 2006). "Sundance Channel titles gets Googled". Reuters. In January [2006], Google launched Google Video with two feature-length films: … Waterborne and Lerone Wilson’s docu Aardvark’d: 12 Weeks With Geeks. 
  6. ^ "Aardvark'd: 12 Weeks with Geeks" 2011-04-18. Retrieved 2013-08-23
  7. ^ Hedlund, Marc (2005-12-07). "A Review of "Aardvark'd: 12 Weeks with Geeks"". Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  8. ^ Blodgett, Matt (2007-03-20). "Aardvark'd". Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  9. ^ "Aardvark'd Review". 2005-12-04. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 

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