by Hailey Cooperrider
It’s been a little over two weeks since we announced Epic Collaboration at our event in Melbourne. Since then, we’ve been working hard to keep our promise to you. There are still many threads were developing, but we wanted to take a minute to update you on what we’ve produced since then, and also talk a bit about the leadup to the launch.
Our main focus right now is to continue to feed the Epic Collaboration, with new stories, patterns, frameworks and approaches. We’ve now published two new stories of Epic Collaboration:
- #Fightforthereef: A story from movement designer Stephen Johnson of Altitud3 of how a campaign was collaboratively designed in two days, to achieve a massive outcome in a matter of weeks, in order to protect one of the world’s natural wonders.
- wePlan Parks Victoria: A Collabforge story, in which we support Parks Victoria to begin their journey of leadership in interactive digital engagement with an innovative collaborative planning platform.
By writing these stories, we’ve also generated an additional seven patterns. As always, you can browse these in the Library.
Already we’re learning that curating this knowledge takes time, and a lot of love, but we’re also getting a really amazing response from everyone in the network about what Epic is trying to do.
Here’s a little preview of what’s next:
- More backstory: Our next post will summarise some of the process and learnings we went through in the leadup to the launch.
- More stories: We’ll be contributing two new stories next week, one from Collabforge, and one from another individual or organisation.
- Early adopters: A handful of folks have stepped up to contribute time to Epic. Many others have submitted their interest via the webform. We’re still working on how to open up the collaborative process, and we’ll be posting more about this in the coming days.
- Skills for Mass Collaboration Workshops: Collabforge have put together a paid workshop offering for this June 26th to help intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs develop their collaborative project ideas, and we’ll be posting the curriculum openly on Epic. We hope this provides an example of how other collaboration practitioners can benefit from participating here.
And that’s just the start. At it’s core, we’re realising that the success of Epic Collaboration will depend on a committed core group of collaborators who create a sustainable proposition for the broader community.
So while we continue to get our story together, please continue to reach out to us on Twitter, or submit your interest via the form on the homepage. We can’t wait to grow this epic collaboration with you!