Trustroots is now 10 000 members strong!

Dear Worldwide Trustroots Community,

We made it to 10.000 members in eight months! Congratulations to all of you wonderful people!

Trustroots is an open, transparent, friendly and international Community. In this short time TR has welcomed members from many walks of life. Some were already users of hospitality networks, while others are completely new to this world.

Without your hospitality, your travels, your feedback, your patience with limited features and your willingness to help one another and spread shared values, Trustroots would have never reached this impressive milestone. We’re building this new community together and your contributions are the most essential part of this project.

Next steps? There are new features planned that answer the requests from the Community and go beyond, always in the spirit of enabling people to come together and enjoy meaningful experiences.

Can you feel it? Then join us! If you can help this Community grow, then we need you. Spread the word and follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.

Let’s take this moment to stop, breathe and look around to see how trust is spreading thanks to you. Welcome to the Trustroots Community; this is a time to celebrate!

Want to contribute?
Please see the Volunteering page to see how you can help. Every little bit helps, whether spreading the word, proofreading text, or testing the sites to make sure everything works while finding different levels of technical issues (from easy to complex!).

Furthermore, you can contribute your own ideas to improve TR and help the Community grow! Proposals based on do-ocracy are most appreciated.

Trustroots Picnic Berlin

As we wrote before, we’re all team here in Berlin now working on Trustroots. Let’s have a cozy day together with the community at the lake this Tuesday (11.8.2015)!

Picnic around north-eastern end of Krumme Lanke (map).

Time: ~3pm onwards.

If you’re interested in volunteering; coding, translations, support etc we can have sessions about it later this week. We’ll be around for a while.

Event on Facebook

Bring your grandma, too!

First Trustroots collective: Berlin 2015

Kreuzberg, BerlinFrom the 7th of August and onwards the Trustroots team is gathering in Berlin for the first Trustroots collective. We launched the website last December and we are very happy with the current situation. We now have an official non profit Trustroots Foundation registered in the UK. Almost 9000 members strong, with a lot of activity all over the world. Mainly in Europe and mainly in Berlin, exactly as we had expected. Now it’s time for the next phase. And it’s time the 5 founding members of the organization to all meet in real life. We each met each other, but we haven’t all five been in the same place at the same time.

What will happen

  • We will discuss how to implement references and/or profile tags.
  • We will implement new features and fix bugs.
  • We will organize a bigger event to which we’ll invite all Trustroots members in Berlin. Follow up this blog or our Facebook or Twitter pages to hear more.

What may happen

  • Discuss the future of sharing and random acts of kindness.
  • Figure out a good way to put Nomadwiki, Trashwiki and Hitchwiki under the umbrella of Trustroots Foundation.
  • Discuss ways to make Trustroots Foundation sustainable, both financially and organizationally.
  • We may jam on musical instruments and come up with a Trustroots anthem.

How you can help

If you’re in Berlin:

  • If you’re a coder: come over and we’ll get you started with our code.
  • Come over to meet us.
  • Optional: we want to focus on getting things done, so if you enjoy cooking, baby sitting, and such things, you are very welcome :)

If you’re not in Berlin:

  • Come over to Berlin, it’s a great city! It also has the highest concentration of Trustroots hosts in the world.
  • We can do one or more sessions on Hangout so you can get to know us. We could also do a specific one for getting started with the code.

Wanna join?

Add yourself to the GitHub wiki page and/or contact us.


More information about volunteering here at GitHub.