My Year In Review: What was shipped in 2011
2011 is coming to an end. This year has been amazing and I would like to summarize it with a Seth Godin-inspired-list: What I shipped in 2011.
To ship is to deliver, no matter if people will like it or not. Shipping is trying ideas in the real world instead of just keeping them inside of your head. As Seth Godin says: “Doesn’t matter whether it was a hit or not, it just matters that you shipped it”. Shipping and our product Viary share some common features. In order to develop yourself, your products and your company; you have to make things happen and try them in the real world. You have to ship often. And that’s what we try to do with Viary: make it easier for people to do things, to ship often in order to develop themselves. To ship often is important in order for all people to learn. Or as Steve Jobs put it: ”Real artists ship”!
So what was shipped? Among a lot of things, this:
5 big talks about digital tools for behavior change at different conferences
Went all the way to San Francisco to meet the coolest researcher in the world: Dan Ariely
Pitched Viary to seven American psychologists that started to use our tool
Listed in Wired Magazine, Internet World, Shortcut and UNT
Went to London to present Viary to a bunch of therapists
On the cover of the fashion magazine I Snap U
Applied for and received a grant from Vinnova worth €30.000
Applied for and received a grant from the Swedish Research Council worth €200.000
Submitted two scientific articles for publishing
15 DJ-gigs (everything from playing with superstars like Dada Life and at the biggest Swedish festival Peace & Love to birthday parties)
Accomplished 330 efforts in my own Viary
Photo: John Airaksinen