Hi there !
After the missed opportunity last spring, we are coming back to you with a new proposal :
Enrico is going to Australia from 1st-12th december (maybe some more days !)
Myriam might be happy to join from the 4th - end of december
Lynne was almost ready to go but finally is not able to…
As we discussed a lot the product vision and strategy with @enricostn, @CynthiaReynolds and @simoneluijckx at OuiShare Fest when we met and worked on a first retrospective (post on it to come), we think we need to find some space to sit around a table and discuss deeply our respective product visions and strategy and a curation process (we have some proposals from the retrospective !). For example, in Spain they really want to develop buying groups features. In France we do also but we also have some big meaningful projects in need for a marketplace to whom we would like to be able to answer (see discussion about GLP, upcoming news from today, I’ll share them on Slack). So France would like the product to evolve toward a more modular approach so that those big users can have their own front end and integrate the modules they need in their own graphic environment / user experience, etc. This is just an exemple of the kind of things we would like to discuss and agree upon in terms of product vision. Today we pull the product in one or the other direction depending mainly on who can finance a feature that is a priority to them…
Of course we would work on other things as well, maybe discuss on strategies for “customers acquisition” (I don’t like that term but it speaks well… we need a minimum number of users for our platforms to be sustainable…) and explore more into details our business models. The agenda will be participative and we will organize some survey from the first retrospective we did at OuiShare Fest to get also more feedbacks on the main challenges we face and would like to work on collectively.
SO it would be awesome if we could have a few more people from other instances maybe in those discussions ? We won’t decide anything anyway and rather write proposals that you will be able to comment. Or we can plan regular feedback loops during those days. But if @tschumilas , @nick, @CynthiaReynolds (who else ?) could free some time and budget to come, that would be awesome… Like a first small version of an OFN global get together in fact And December is summer in Australia, yeahhh !
We have been working together for more than three years, and most of us, we have never seen each other. I am deeply convinced that we can get so much more done if we sit together for 10 or 15 days ! I’m sure that the money we would invest for travels will be paid back in terms of the time we would earn !
So, who is IN ?