We held our first conference on Versatackle this December. There were many ways in which it was a success:
There are also things that I wish we could have done:
Something we remind ourselves of frequently is that we have to put what we’re working on out in the world before it feels ready. Working on Versatackle feels so personal that sometimes I have trouble finding enough remove to look at it objectively. It’s important to take a step back and reflect on what we’ve accomplished, where we want to go, and what we need to learn in order to get there.
Our next goal as a team is to set aside time to do that. We’ve come through the crunch time getting ready. We’ve proven that it’s possible to hold a full conference on Versatackle. Now we need to spend some time thinking about the big picture.
If you are someone who would like to help us do that, we’d love to hear from you. Do you host conferences or other events and you want our tool to work for you? Are you also trying to change the world in ways big and small and want an online space that helps you do that?
But first, we need some time to take a deep breath. It’s very snowy in Seattle. We’re moving slowly through the shortest days of the year. There’s still a pandemic. The new year is rolling around. We are taking some time to appreciate our loved ones near and far. We hope you are able to do that, too.
Please, stay safe and warm, wherever you are. Welcome to 2022. I hope it brings us all peace, justice, health and safety.