It was the moment I felt the broom lift up that I realized I'd erred. My adversary, a man with a tennis ball in a sock tucked into his shorts, had gotten ahold of me. I was about to be the only Muggle who knew how to fly. I gripped the broom tightly, determined not to be unmounted as competitive pride and stubbornness overtook me; and then we started to spin.
Mobify's Quidditch team was born of that proud tradition of tech conference open bars, when after a weekend of talks on DevOps, and past the point of pretending that drink tickets were scarce, a challenge was put forth to fellow Vancouver startup Hootsuite. There on the field, as the blood began to rush to my head, and my knuckles whitened, I recalled the initial reaction of my team to being conscripted into this; that it was a made-up game, and a slightly ridiculous one at that. I was beginning to agree.