What if we ...*gulp*... fail?
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“Creativity takes courage.”

– Henri Matisse
Illustration by Amy Lynn Taylor

Putting yourself out there

It’s never easy and it’s on our minds a lot right now! We’re getting ready to launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund improvements to our video chat service Talky.

We’re also gearing up to announce ticket sales for the 2015 RealtimeConf.

These are things we believe in and we’ve poured our hearts into. We’re excited, of course, but also, a bit nervous. We’re taking risks. Offering up our hard work for others to embrace or reject. 

Sometimes the act of putting something out into the world feels harder to do than all of the hard work that went into the project in the first place!

One of the best ways to squash fears is to first accept that the worst may happen and then think about the many ways we could bounce back and move on if it did.  So what if things fall apart? What if the rejection comes down hard? Find ways to grow, improve, bounce back, or try a new direction.

No failure is final. It just puts us in a new place to work from. We humans are more resilient than we often think!



I’ve Missed You

by Joe Hewitt

Joe Hewitt’s write up in Medium speaks to the importance of putting your work out there. “Creating and sharing your work on the Internet is so intensely rewarding.” We couldn't agree more.


Lazymorphic Apps: Bringing back the static web

by Henrik Joreteg

In Henrik Joreteg’s most recent blog post he shares with us his take on building speedy static apps without “Isomorphic” complexity.


The Power of Vulnerability

by Brené Brown

Brené Brown’s TED Talk shares with us her research of expanding the perception and learns that connection is what drives us, but shame is what keeps us from connecting.


RealtimeConf tickets on sale...soon


Mark your calendars! Realtime Conf 2015 early bird tickets are going on sale June 2nd, 2015 at 10 am PDT. And because we <& you, you will have first dibs on early bird tickets with $100 off.

Use discount code: RASTA.

There are a limited number of tickets so be sure to follow us on Twitter to keep up with our countdown!


What we’re working on


How have you put yourself “out there” lately?

Let us know and we might just share it in a future dispatch (just reply to this email).

<&, your friendly neighborhood &yetis

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