This group of experienced web designers, developers, and assorted practitioners have a great deal in common but no shared home. No village green. They’re currently scattered around the globe in various outposts and see each other only on rare occasions.
We want to unite these talented sweethearts into a proper community. Taken together, they represent a massive ball of potential energy and a force for purposeful good in this world. We think it’s only a matter of time before this potential energy becomes kinetic, but we want to help hurry things along.
These are the ways we think we can help:
In our bag of tricks is an annual event, a summer camp, and something new we’ve been working on for a while.
Because the thing we care about most is community happiness, measuring success is tough, but there are some questions we can try to answer. Does the conference stay relevant every year? Do people make a point to be there every year, even when traveling from afar? Do more and more people feel like they belong to this community? Are people meeting through Brooklyn Beta and then working together? Are there ongoing stories of people being inspired to make something they love?
We’ll get better at measuring these things over time, and we’ll share the results with you as we learn. For now, we’re happy with what we’ve accomplished and can proudly say that Brooklyn Beta is something all of us at Fictive Kin love a great deal.