The intro to Good Work starts with a simple statement:
We love the web.
This sentiment is core to the vision of Faculty. It is also a common thread that ties together most of the professional endeavors throughout my career.
My love of the web has led me to do something I’ve never done before. Faculty is sponsoring a conference. Not just any conference, of course. New Adventures.
For a new company, any expense (even a small token of support) is a big decision. Here are a few of the reasons we decided it was a good idea:
- We share a similar ethos. The company you keep reflects who you are. It’s important for us to align ourselves with those who share our values.
- Our friends deserve our support. When I started Faculty, it felt like starting over. Although my career spans more than two decades, Faculty itself is new. I’m sure bringing New Adventures back after all these years feels a bit like starting over. I have benefitted from the support of my friends. I want them to benefit from my support, too.
- I miss it. I attended New Adventures all three years (2011, 2012, and 2013), during the heart of the Brooklyn Beta years (2010–2014). There’s heavy overlap between our communities. I’m confident the return of New Adventures can refresh our optimism and spirit.
- We need this. We’re no longer standing on the shoulders of giants like we once were. We need to ground ourselves in the lessons of the past to reach new heights. By sharing our experiences, we can help newcomers get a head start and push the web forward.
There are many conferences I love. (I’m looking at you, Webstock.) It’s possible we’ll sponsor more conferences in the future. For now, we’re incredibly excited to be heading to Nottingham in January.
Grab your ticket, and we’ll see you there.
Until then, happy holidays!