After the testing day in Port Talbot we had a full week of both the residents and local journalists using the beta platform. This gave us oodles of great feedback that we now are going to implement. In the meantime we have taken the beta site offline and created a website to tell people what Little J is about.
Well that is it; our final workshop is done and dusted. There is still a lot to do of course. I will spend the next month working with the teams to put the finishing touches to their prototypes, develop business plans, make short films of their work and plan our final showcase event. But, yesterday did mark the end of the three month Sandbox R&D period and that makes me a bit sad.
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I get a real kick out of the sense of community which has developed in and around our Books & Print Sandbox projects. This was brought home to me again yesterday as I left work and caught sight of a group of projects drinking together in Watershed's bar. Collegiality isn't a frivolous 'add on' to what we are trying to achieve, its at the very core of Sandbox.