Over the past few months we've been hard at work re-imagining Digital DUMBO. What started as a 40 person social gathering almost four years ago in a small room in Dumbo, Brooklyn has organically grown into a global community of over 11,000 thought leaders in digital media, technology, and the broader creative class.
We've recently adopted the mission of cultivating and connecting communities at the intersection of digital and culture.
Creativity, ideas, and innovation are flourishing. We are in the midst of a movement. It's our goal to connect like-minded communities in geographic locations where digital and culture collide.
Digital DUMBO and similar communities fuel the innovation ecosystem by providing a forum for people to share ideas, connect with one another, and acquire new knowledge. We believe in the importance of bi-directional flow of knowledge, talent, and innovation across these ecosystems.
Today, we're proud to reveal the first major step towards this vision with the launch of a new community portal for Brooklyn. Our new web platform will power our events, do a better job of connecting people, and over time, have a much heavier focus on content. Now, you'll more easily be able to see who's attending upcoming Digital DUMBO events by searching for disciplines, companies, and skill sets.
We'll soon be launching similar community portals for other cities around the world. You'll be able to telescope in and get to better know these communities and perhaps attend an event the next time you're in town.
In the next few months we'll also be rolling out a new DigitalDUMBO.com and establishing an initiative set that extends beyond our monthly dd:SOCIAL event. We'll be focused on creating more high value events, media, content, knowledge-based programming, and exciting website features.
We're seeking partners, both big and small, who are interested in getting to know our community and are interested in helping us bring our vision to light.