my Qoorio success story: group experience
While Qoorio is currently associated for knowledge sharing between two people, I found a case where I wanted to hack the system a bit and experiment how would knowledge sharing work with multiple people.
You see, while building our product once in a while we like to get out of our own juices and invite complete stranger to get some answers about user journey of buying new home. In this case the stranger was Danielius, charming and detail oriented Qoorio engineer. I just had to meet him because we share the same surname, we both code and wear glassses, and we have 100 Facebook friends in common, so I thought that we must be cousins or smth.
I also figured - he could also spice it up (no pun intented) our meeting by showing how to cook best burgers at home. So I reached out and asked if he could come over. He agreed and I went some grocery shopping to beef it up.
The results? First, the value of sharing knowledge was much higher, because he shared his authentic thoughts about questions we cared, and we could ALL interact and ask questions. That may also a be a problem - getting in front of group strangers might be humiliating, especially if you intravert. But I think Danielius held it well, right? :)
What went well? I think it was good decision to set up event in home environment, rather than in office, because it was more informal and allowed us more ways to engage and interact - in our case cook. Meeting new perspectives, learning new sills is something fun in general, and I believe the entire group enjoyed the experience and got inspired - wether its about burgers, or about real estate.
What I would do differently next time? First, I would add more structure. The more people, the more buzz and chaos, which you need to account for and add extra time. Second, I would also set up more context what is expected from us a group, and our guest upfront to reduce potential stress. We also had this fuzzy moment where it was not clear whether our official time was over or we should just continue hanging out.
And that was my group experience at Qoorio. What was your corkiest and the mos unique experience from Qoorio meetings?
Qoorio app uses a lot of open source libraries. One of the great things about open source is the ability to collaborate with the rest of the community on common problems facing us.
One of the open source libraries Qoorio uses extensively is react-navigation which is primarily responsible for screen presentation, animation and history management.
Few months ago we migrated to newest version of react navigation, however we soon found out it contained a bug that could potentially affect our customers. Since react-navigation library is an open source we were able to track down the root cause of the issue and fix it - not only for ourselves but for other developers using the same library.
Working at Qoorio since August has been one of the most enriching experiences of my life.
I love being a part of this team, working with different projects, constantly learning new things... But that's not all.
I just believe in Qoorio with every cell in my body. Every meeting that I had personally with other people using this platform has been very impactful to me. Talking to people, conversing about different topics always makes me believe in this idea even more - we learn from people, we learn from eachother.
I encourage you to meet atleast one person outside of your social circle atleast once a month. Believe me, magic will happen.
Below, you'll see our CEOs Justas' Janauskas' profile and a part of his bio where he talks about Qoorio. And who can better pitch an idea than the co-founder himself :)
Qoorio's Red Paper Clip (QRP's)📎
Let's exchange "Qoorio Red Paper clip currency" QRP's 📎 worth absolutly nothing 😊. The idea being to share knowledge not gaining real money or real trades.
Each 'trade' the price doubles in virtual QRP.
The idea is vaguely based on: 📎....
Each trade consists of one SHORT insight (ONE frase long) of life wisdom you learnt and want to share on Qoorio's as well.
Use the 'write a comment' button.👇
Got the picture ? 🙃 📎>📎📎>📎📎📎📎 Etc
Let's make the longest chain of life wisdom on Qoorio using the comment button of this insight post.
I will start 😊 (somebody has to start🤗):
"Plus est en vous"
(There is more in you)
I trade this for one Qoorio red paper clip.