About a year and a half ago, Trada joined a small group of innovative companies in the crowdsourcing space that decided to band together and compare notes on what they had learned. It turns out that most crowdsourcing businesses, while they have their own idiosyncrasies, face the same practical problems building and managing crowds on a daily basis. Since then, this small group has turned into quite a big group (more than 200 members) and has become an invaluable resource to many members of the Trada team. Many times we go first to this group when we’re considering something new with our optimizer marketplace. Should we have a leveling system? Is virtual currency a good payment mechanism? How do you quality control content? These are the folks to ask.
I’m very happy to announce the Trada is one of the key sponsors for the Crowdsortium Symposium being held at Google’s Mountain View office next week (May 19-20). We’ll be presenting and co-moderating.
Trada was built on the belief that the experience of many is more powerful than that of any individual. We are looking forward to seeing this in action at the Symposium. It looks like it’s going to be a bigger collection of crowdsourcing experts than ever before. I can’t wait.
The Symposium is for members only, but membership in the Crowdsortium is free for any practicing crowdsourcing company, venture investor with a crowdsourcing investment, or academic doing research in the field. If you’re interested in becoming a member or coming to the event, please email