Dear PanQuake Community:
We are excited to confirm our first public delivery meeting is imminent! As promised, PanQuake co-founder Suzie Dawson will be:
- presenting all new details about the design and functionality of our service
- breaking down our development progress to date
- outlining the pathway by which we are delivering our groundbreaking new social media platform into your hands
The event will be available at TalkLiberation.com from 8pm Eastern on Saturday, February 27th and then uploaded to our Vimeo and YouTube channels.
It is important to us that you be able to participate in this event.
We want to acknowledge and incorporate your thoughts, feedback, ideas and most importantly, answer your questions. So please email these to email@example.com or post them on social media with the hashtag #TalkLiberation. We will speak to them directly during the stream!
Now that we’ve told you what’s coming - we’d like to tell you a bit about what’s already happening.
PanQuake is being built as a long term, sustainable, resilient enterprise. So as well as giving you insight into our product development, we want to share with you some details about what goes on behind the scenes at PanQuake. We are committed to producing an ethical and transparent social media service and in support of that, we have created an ethical and transparent business.
Although presently staffed by volunteers, PanQuake is a cohesive, professional and international commercial operation. Our team - which now numbers 26 - work in four distinct business areas: Project Management, Business Support, Development and Marketing.
Every Saturday, for several months now, all staff come together for a full team meeting. This gives every team member visibility into all of our business areas so that no one is left in the dark about any aspect of what we are doing. This keeps us all on the same page and creates a wonderful sense of camaraderie.
In addition to this, each team and their sub-teams hold weekly meetings of their own, in which they review the week’s progresses and drill down into their particular deliverables for the coming week, as pertains to their specific area and workload.
These weekly meetings include:
This structure ensures that no stone is left unturned to develop PanQuake as both a product and a business, into all that it can and should be, to best serve you - our users.
Our teams are already producing training materials for new staff as we inevitably grow, developing standard operating procedures to streamline our efforts and future proofing our business for scalability.
This fabulous workforce deserves and will absolutely need compensation for the time they are investing in revolutionizing the social media space, for all of our benefit.
Furthermore, our ability to convert our development team (in particular) from volunteers to full time contractors would dramatically expedite the product build and reduce the ultimate delivery timeframe
That is why we have launched Phase 2 of our crowdfunding effort: to enable our staff to work exclusively on PanQuake. To make Phase 2 as successful as Phase 1 was will require the support of the PanQuake Community.
We are currently lining up a series of interviews and media appearances that will help to spread the word about this project and generate new recruits for our Community! But ultimately, it is word of mouth that will win the day and that’s why we need you all to be as vocal as possible in circulating key links and information about PanQuake to members of the public who do not yet know about it.
Together we can and will deliver this product to the world - and swiftly.
The overwhelming success of Phase 1 answered “if”. The outcome of Phase 2 will answer “when?”.
So please, if you are able, consider donating again to help achieve this, and most importantly, share, share, share! We will do everything we can to amplify your voices.
Thank you so much,
- The PanQuake Team