I will be in Palo Alto, California for a one-day summit in March. I am scheduled to arrive on March 24th and fly out on March 26th. However, I would love to stay the weekend and provide a seminar, or just train with any members in the area. I will be contacting some members personally about this, and will keep everyone updated.New Position
I have been offered a position with Ning's new Network Creator Council Program. The following is an excerpt of what that means for me and MyFMA.net:
"This is an exciting new program that consists of a small group of active Network Creators with whom we periodically discuss upcoming feature releases, and hold other targeted input sessions. It’s like a “power focus group” — only better (we think) — because we continue to hear from these participants all year round. While we are currently looking to grow this group and recruit for new members, we’re likely going to keep the membership relatively small (roughly 100 members) so we can maintain the deep, qualitative discussions that are so important for a program like this. By design, we’re including Ning Networks of all sizes and types in this program. Here’s a bit more about how the program works:
- Council members are invited to Palo Alto, where Ning HQ is located, for a one-day summit. The goal of the summit is for us to learn more about the participants’ Ning Networks, tell them how the Council program works and gather their feedback on a series of upcoming features and other things we’re working on.
- After the summit, we conduct regular conference calls so we can get more input from Council members on new topics or changes we’ve made based on input we’ve heard from Network Creators (either through the Council program or elsewhere).
- Finally, we also have a private Ning Network that we host for the program to ensure we keep the lines of communication open with the Council members.
Information from the summit, phone calls, and private Ning Network is not divulged outside of the Council program so that we can maintain the privacy of our members and our own product development where it makes sense."
As mentioned, I will be in the area anyway so it would be great to be able to stay the weekend and cross hands with some of our members. Please let me know, if anyone is interested in hosting me - lodging and transportation. My flight is already paid for, and my hotel is covered on the 24th and 25th.