Some Sad News from WEx
October 29, 2014
By Anna Roberts
The Bad News
We’re sad to announce that Working Examples is losing its funding at the end of this year, which means that the WEx team will be disappearing. Despite the many amazing things happening in the WEx community right now, we haven’t been able to find the funding partners to support us. Clearly, we’re frustrated and a little heartbroken.

The Good News: WEx lives on!
The good news is that the WEx site will continue on! (At least for the next couple of years thanks to the generous support of Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center). So, your work together doesn’t have to end.

We are SO proud of what we’ve all built here. WEx has consistently gained momentum and you, the community, have the power to keep it going. The last 30 days were the busiest that we’ve had on the site to date and saw an impressive number of new members (29!).
 
WEx has been yours all along, but over the next few months we’ll be officially handing it over to you all. So, the future success of WEx lies with you!
 
Moving forward: Making This Transition A Success
As always, the WEx community is our top priority and we’re working hard to make this transition as seamless as possible for everyone, but we need your help:
  • We’re looking for feedback: What do YOU need to make this transition a smooth one? We want your feedback and ideas about making the WEX community a success moving forward.
  • We’re looking for volunteers: We’d like to hand control of the blog and a few administrative things over to a band of dedicated volunteers. Do you love WEx and want to take an active part in its success in the future? Ask us how you can contribute.
  • Site changes: Over the next few months we’ll be making changes to the site to make sure things run smoothly into the future. Most changes will focus on making the site even more secure, stable and easy to use. Are there changes that you think should be a priority? Any bugs you’ve encountered or things that are confusing?

If any of these requests resonate with you, please email jolene.zywica@workingexamples.org. And feel free to reach out to any of our team members with questions, concerns or ideas. For the next few months, we’re here for you.

Best wishes from WEx Team,
Anna, Jolene and Courtney
 
Anna Roberts
Director of Working Examples. Certified design geek. Strategist. People person. Status quo questioner. Visual thinker. World wanderer. General lover of life. @wranglecreative
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