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MILESTONES

PRESENTATION OF HUMAN CONNECTION GGMBH

Experts from various areas discuss the basic concept of Human Connection gGmbH during a meeting in Weilheim, Germany. The initial work is mostly focused on the development of the Clock of Change. The idea of creating a new kind of network is hatched.

March 2012

July 2012

FOUNDING OF THE HUMAN CONNECTION GGMBH

It is official – Human Connection is registered as a non-profit limited liability company (under German law).

FOCUS SHIFTING TOWARDS THE HUMAN CONNECTION NETWORK

Implementing the Clock of Change requires a network to back it. With this realization the focus is shifting to the creation of the Human Connection network while simultaneously developing the Clock of Change. A corporate identity is established and trademark rights are secured.

March 2013

2014 and 2015

THE NETWORK

The idea of the network and its basic functions take shape. The team conducts interviews with potential users, including interest groups, and map out Human Connection as a social, knowledge, and action network – as comprehensible as an online news magazine with the importance on being fair, transparent, based on open-source codes, and free of advertising.

Human Connection welcomes its first employees. A team assistant and a developer join the team that is growing in size and competence. Our idea is transformed into a modern design by Carina Beck at Herzog Kommunikation, a digital agency in Stuttgart, Germany.

WORKSHOPS AND RESEARCH STUDIES AT UNIVERSITIES

Students at the Inalco Institute of the Université Sorbonne in Paris, France, put their expectations of an “ideal social network” into words. They analyze strengths and weaknesses of the existing concept for Human Connection, and their findings are incorporated into the work done at the Hochschule der Medien, a state university of media studies in Stuttgart, Germany. First tests on the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) are conducted using a test version, and click dummies are taking the development of the user interface into its final phase.

Early volunteers and interns are now supporting translation, communication, development and research efforts of the Human Connection gGmbh. The team continues to grow.

2016

Summer 2016

FIRST PR CAMPAIGN

Web pages and descriptions go online in several languages to illustrate the idea and introduce it to the public . At the same time, the team is starting to test an alpha version of the platform.

FIRST FRONT-END DEVELOPER JOINS THE TEAM

A front-end developer is on board to support the development of Human Connection.

December 2016

WINTER/SPRING 2017

HUMAN CONNECTION IS PICKING UP PACE

Human Connection is starting to make headlines: media coverage increases, followed by numerous interviews and presentations. Meanwhile, we adjust the strategy for the technical implementation: a new framework for an open-source development is set up and developed.

VOLUNTEERS – AND A FIRST MEETING

After hundreds of people had expressed interest in volunteering a volunteer-powered team of more than 60 people comes together to help Human Connection become a reality. Every week, five more volunteers on average join our mission. After months of working together online the core team and volunteers meet in Weilheim, Germany, for the first time. This is the beginning of a future powered by human connection.

May 2017

End of May 2017

SWITCH TO JAVASCRIPT

The network switches to JavaScript as a programming language as it is way faster and saves up to 10x in server costs. Human Connection is ready for growth.

START OF THE GERMAN CROWDFUNDING

Human Connection starts a crowdfunding campaign in Germany with the goal to have the financial basis to be able to plan at least one year ahead.

June 2017

October 2017

GERMAN CROWDFUNDING ENDS

The German crowdfunding campaign ends in October 2017 with a total of 121,000 Euros raised.

START OF SPONSORSHIP CAMPAIGN

We start our “We Become 3000” campaign in Germany to attract at least 3,000 recurring sponsors who give monthly so that Human Connection can plan ahead for its launch.
Become a monthly supporter now!

November 2017

December 2017

START OF THE INTERNATIONAL CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Human Connection is running an international crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in order to reach an international audience and collect enough funds to grow the platform for our English speaking community. To the campaign…

COMPLETION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Our international crowdfunding campaign ended in February 2018 with USD $26,104 raised.
Go to campaign…

February 2018

February 2018

PUBLISHING THE SOURCE CODE OF THE CLOSED ALPHA VERSION ON GITHUB

The Human Connection platform rethinks social networking and makes the source code accessible to the public.
Here’s the source code…

UNVEILING THE CLOSED ALPHA VERSION OF THE NETWORK

Everyone who supported our crowdfunding campaigns receives an invite to our closed alpha version of Human Connection and can test-drive the platform. Become one of 3,000 supporters now!

March 2018

October 2018

PUBLIC BETA VERSION OF THE HUMAN CONNECTION NETWORK PLANNED

The beta version is expected to go online in October 2018 – for everyone.
Become one of 3000 sponsors now!

March 2012

PRESENTATION OF HUMAN CONNECTION GGMBH

Experts from various areas discuss the basic concept of Human Connection gGmbH during a meeting in Weilheim, Germany. The initial work is mostly focused on the development of the Clock of Change. The idea of creating a new kind of network is hatched.

July 2012

FOUNDING OF THE HUMAN CONNECTION GGMBH

It is official – Human Connection is registered as a non-profit limited liability company (under German law).

March 2013

FOCUS SHIFTING TOWARDS THE HUMAN CONNECTION NETWORK

Implementing the Clock of Change requires a network to back it. With this realization the focus is shifting to the creation of the Human Connection network while simultaneously developing the Clock of Change. A corporate identity is established and trademark rights are secured.

2014 and 2015

THE NETWORK

The idea of the network and its basic functions take shape. The team conducts interviews with potential users, including interest groups, and map out Human Connection as a social, knowledge, and action network – as comprehensible as an online news magazine with the importance on being fair, transparent, based on open-source codes, and free of advertising.

Human Connection welcomes its first employees. A team assistant and a developer join the team that is growing in size and competence. Our idea is transformed into a modern design by Carina Beck at Herzog Kommunikation, a digital agency in Stuttgart, Germany.

2016

WORKSHOPS AND RESEARCH STUDIES AT UNIVERSITIES

Students at the Inalco Institute of the Université Sorbonne in Paris, France, put their expectations of an “ideal social network” into words. They analyze strengths and weaknesses of the existing concept for Human Connection, and their findings are incorporated into the work done at the Hochschule der Medien, a state university of media studies in Stuttgart, Germany. First tests on the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) are conducted using a test version, and click dummies are taking the development of the user interface into its final phase.

Early volunteers and interns are now supporting translation, communication, development and research efforts of the Human Connection gGmbh. The team continues to grow.

Summer 2016

FIRST PR CAMPAIGN

Web pages and descriptions go online in several languages to illustrate the idea and introduce it to the public . At the same time, the team is starting to test an alpha version of the platform.

December 2016

FIRST FRONT-END DEVELOPER JOINS THE TEAM

A front-end developer is on board to support the development of Human Connection.

WINTER/SPRING 2017

HUMAN CONNECTION IS PICKING UP PACE

Human Connection is starting to make headlines: media coverage increases, followed by numerous interviews and presentations. Meanwhile, we adjust the strategy for the technical implementation: a new framework for an open-source development is set up and developed.

May 2017

VOLUNTEERS – AND A FIRST MEETING

After hundreds of people had expressed interest in volunteering a volunteer-powered team of more than 60 people comes together to help Human Connection become a reality. Every week, five more volunteers on average join our mission. After months of working together online the core team and volunteers meet in Weilheim, Germany, for the first time. This is the beginning of a future powered by human connection.

End of May 2017

SWITCH TO JAVASCRIPT

The network switches to JavaScript as a programming language as it is way faster and saves up to 10× in server costs. Human Connection is ready for growth.

June 2017

START OF THE GERMAN CROWDFUNDING

Human Connection starts a crowdfunding campaign in Germany with the goal to have the financial basis to be able to plan at least one year ahead.

October 2017

GERMAN CROWDFUNDING ENDS

The German crowdfunding campaign ends in October 2017 with a total of 121,000 Euros raised.

November 2017

START OF SPONSORSHIP CAMPAIGN

We start our “We Become 3000” campaign in Germany to attract at least 3,000 recurring sponsors who give monthly so that Human Connection can plan ahead for its launch.
Become a monthly supporter now!

December 2017

START OF THE INTERNATIONAL CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Human Connection is running an international crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in order to reach an international audience and collect enough funds to grow the platform for our English speaking community.
Go to campaign…

February 2018

COMPLETION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Our international crowdfunding campaign ended in February 2018 with USD $26,104 raised.
Go to campaign…

February 2018

PUBLISHING THE SOURCE CODE OF THE CLOSED ALPHA VERSION ON GITHUB

The Human Connection platform rethinks social networking and makes the source code accessible to the public.
Here’s the source code…

March 2018

UNVEILING THE CLOSED ALPHA VERSION OF THE NETWORK

Everyone who supported our crowdfunding campaigns receives an invite to our closed alpha version of Human Connection and can test-drive the platform.
Become one of 3,000 supporters now!

October 2018

PUBLIC BETA VERSION OF THE HUMAN CONNECTION NETWORK PLANNED

The beta version is expected to go online in October 2018 – for everyone.
Become one of 3,000 supporters now!