So Circular… Where’s it at?
So I’ve been promising you all an update regarding how I’m progressing with Circular. So much has been happening and progressing, there’s much to share on the next steps.
First off though I’d like to thank all of you that have taken the time out to promote, follow and register your interest in joining the Circular creative community. It means a lot to see what started off as an idea in my head coming to life, my “unborn child” is on the brink of birth thanks to you all.
These are just two tweets that have motivated me to bring this to life since posting my initial thoughts for the idea on Twitter.
Circular is now at the stage where we have a beta test group running on a platform called “Slack”. Some of you may be wondering what’s a beta is and what’s “Slack??”.
A beta test is simply a pilot or trial on the creatives groups we’re planning to have for you guys to engage in, we run a beta before we go live to make sure everything is as smooth as it can be for launch. Slack is a versatile team communication app which works well for us to start group conversations, topics and collaboration on projects.
Over the next week or so we’ll be sending out invites to a small sample size of each creative area. To begin with our beta Slack groups are; Design, Photography & Writing, based purely on the volume of sign-ups. The intention is to have groups for; Art, Design, Developers, Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Film, Marketing, Music, Photography, Tech & Writing over the forthcoming months. As you can see we’re covering a lot of bases here so our beta testing will help us to fine-tune how we want to progress and develop this further. The beta Slack groups will run for approx 4 weeks before we invite more people and populate each channel.
My immediate plans are deciding where to go next once the Slack Groups are up and running. Being a product guy I’m interested in seeing how viable it will be have a product evolve from this, whether it’s a website or app as things expand I plan to open up opportunities across the Circular team which I’m sure some of you will be a part of.
The Circular team is also working on a surprise event coming early next year so keep your eyes and ears peeled for that major 🔑.
All that’s left to say as this stage is keep an eye out for an email inviting you to sign up to the beta. If you’re not in the beta to begin with, don’t worry it won’t be long before the full version is here so sit tight and keep creating
Feel free to share our sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org with you mates and colleagues as there’s strength in numbers.
Can’t wait to connect with you all!