This past quarter I studied abroad in Hong Kong. I wanted to keep playing basketball while there. I began to meet people in my dorm and at my university, some of whom I talked about playing basketball with! A few weeks into the quarter the initial excitement of being in Hong Kong receded, and I planned some pickup games with these acquaintances. The day before I was supposed to go to my first dorm basketball practice, the Occupy movements broke out in Hong Kong. My peers had to fight for democracy, and subsequently the dorm practice was cancelled.

Whether it is a major democratic movement, or a simple scheduling conflict, pickup games constrain us to the overlapping schedules of our social circles.

Pickup is an app that broadens the times and places you can choose to play games of any kind!

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