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  • A Tracky Love Story

    • By sarah
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    • Thursday, February 14, 2013

    We <3 you!From our team's heart to yours, here is why we <3 Tracky:

    David Longnecker

    • \(^_^)/ Tracky keeps work, play, family, and life together, organized and on track.
    • The flexibility of Tracky allows me to manage large projects and schedule coffee breaks--at the same time. 
    • Our new social publishing functionality is amazing (more information coming soon!) and is making me enjoy blogging again.

    David Gosse

    • The ability to connect with anyone with no barriers, then collaborate with them on anything (amazing projects), then the ability to publish what is created to a website, blog or social media.
    • The ability to find the doers. Open up a community group for a specific project or event. Ask the community to get involved and see who jumps in and helps the most. Best friends for life!
    • I love that Tracky brings all my work tools into one simple platform with social media mechanics. Makes work fun.

    Sarah Evans

    • Because it's the only thing that has ever worked for me. I've tried a plethora of project management tools, task list apps and calendars to no avail. I finally have something that fits me -- professionally, personally and socially. I never have to worry about using anything else ever again. Woohoo!

    Jennifer Gosse

    • +1 to Sarah's comment.
    • It's my second brain and de-stresses my life! It's my life, my work and my friends and my social/community projects. As long as I throw whatever information I run across into Tracky, I can safely delete, throw away, check off and not worry about - because I can easily find those items again, when I need them.
    • I love working with my team and with others in Tracky. I've never had so much fun while getting stuff done. It doesn't feel like work. Rather, it feels like I'm posting status updates, staying in the loop with my favorite peeps and commenting on friend's walls - and yet I'm being a productivity rock star. You can't beat that.

    Anita Rothgiesser

    • Tracky is great for work and social, it helps me stay organised. With Tracky I can find documents relating to a past or current projects a lot easier than searching my document files.
    • Tracky also helps me stay in touch with what other team members are doing. It is a great team tool to have.

    Dan Steele

    • The Tracky mobile app allows me to be productive in my idle time. Now it doesn't matter if a meeting gets postponed or I have to wait for anything because I am able to use Tracky and complete tasks anywhere.
    • Tracky allows me to manage personal, social and business relationships in one spot without the lines being blurred. 
    • Tracky allows me to find groups and people who are getting things done.

    If you'd like to learn more about Tracky and see if you can <3 it as much as we do, join us for a web demo sometime soon!

  • Today, we give thanks

    • By sarah
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    • Wednesday, November 21, 2012

    give thanks

    We have so much to be thankful for. I like the trend that some people use the whole month of November as a reminder to take stock of their lives and to actively express gratitude, especially during this time. With Thanksgiving just a day away, the Tracky team paused to share some of the things that we're thankful for.

    And, if you're reading this, thank you. Thanks for supporting an ambitious startup with a big dream to improve productivity and make getting things done more social. We're a small but mighty team and every bit of support means a ton to each of us.

    • I am thankful for a great career that lets me provide for family and dogs who like to snuggle. Oh, and Twitter. - Sarah
    • I'm thankful for investors who want to invest in entrepreneurs so that dreams become a reality. This great country was built on innovators and those who believe in them. - David G.
    • I'm thankful for my amazing family and friends who constantly challenge me to try new things, visit new places, and live life to the fullest. - David L.
    • I'm thankful to be working with a team that cares as much about each other as they do creating a positively disruptive productivity platform. - Jennifer
    • I am thankful for my wife, and our children and grandchildren: they give meaning to my life. I'm thankful for friends and family who share in all things. I'm thankful for the many people who have helped me throughout my life, and for those few that I've had the pleasure to help. I'm thankful for those who have served, those who are serving, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice: without their service, I might not have the opportunity to be thankful. And I'm thankful for the Tracky team who've given me an opportunity to be excited again about our future. - Dominic
    • I'm thankful for mentors like Jack Porter who truly get to understand an entrepreneur's product and make insightful recommendations instead of generic comments. - David G.
    • I am thankful for my health, family, friends and colleagues, all of which have been a great support to me in good and bad times. Couldn't have come this far without everyone being there. - Anita
    • Being part of the #VegasTech community and inNEVation, where a diverse group of people and businesses are working together to build a stronger local economy for Southern Nevada. - Jennifer
    • I am thankful for my wife, family, church and friends. I am thankful for the opportunity to work with David and Jennifer Gosse and the incredible Tracky team. It is so rare to be a part of developing something as innovative and groundbreaking as Tracky...that truly can change the world in how we work and collaborate together. I am thankful for this wonderful country that we live in and all the freedoms, liberites, and limitless opportunities it provides. Most importantly, I thank God for all of the above and all His many blessings! - Jason
    • We're thankful to work on something we're so passionate about with our very best friend and partner. Working together has made us stronger together, and taught us valuable lessons about each other and the world. - David G. & Jennifer


    We're thankful for our users, investors, collaborators and fans. THANK YOU for making Tracky's social collaboration platform part of your life. You've made ours better for it. - the Tracky team

  • Trust In Your Team

    • By sarah
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    • Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    trust in your team

    I believe we live and die by our team. Call me crazy, but I know I can’t do it all by myself. Your industry is probably fast-paced, tiresome with long hours. It’s not always glamorous, but when the work is done right, it can be extremely rewarding.

    It’s not just about filling vacancies, but bringing together people who share a similar purpose, vision and drive for excellence.

    Bringing the “right” people together doesn’t automatically result in success. Everyone brings their own strengths, weaknesses, personalities and individual nuances. It is on those most challenging of days that our strengths and weaknesses are more visible and our true character and teamwork is tested.

    There are a few key standards I believe are essential to high functioning teams:

    • Respect one another’s unique and valuable gifts, learn and celebrate them.
    • Make good on promises and support one another.
    • Do what needs to be done to deliver results that consistently exceed expectations.
    • Celebrate and own successes and failures together.
    • Learn from our mistakes and put practices in place to ensure they do not happen again.

    (RE)FRAME: A strong, united team owns success and failure together. (tweet this)

    - Excerpt from [RE]FRAME: Little Inspirations For A Larger Purpose

  • Tracky Hack Week Two: Board Meetings and Vegas Sunsets

    • By dan
    • |
    • Monday, August 20, 2012

    In case you missed our first Tracky Hack Week write-up, our hacks are when we bring in all the team members from around the country into Tracky headquarters in Las Vegas. We build, we strategize, we eat, and we laugh a little. Okay, we laugh a lot. Here's a little look into our second hack week.

    It's always a little nerve-wrecking to meet your board of advisors and directors for the first time. I'm not sure why, they all ended up being great people once we got to know them. Regardless, I think you feel nervous because you want to make a good impression on the good folks who donate their time and their dollars to make sure our startup keeps chugging along in the right direction.

    inNEVation from Switch
    Tracky HQ, where palm trees meet technology

    Our board is filled with some success stories too. Maybe I felt anxious because they've "done it" and we're still trying to "do it." Or, maybe it’s because I read their bios before I arrived in Vegas, and realized how lucky we were to have them.

    Our board is filled with everything from Vegas entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing the way data is managed, to someone who changed used-car buying forever. There are members who know numbers so well they've written books on the subject, and guys who are as so seasoned at building startups, that now they simply do it for fun. We even have someone with the sixth most listened-to radio show as an advisor. Not to mention that two of these folks are also amateur pilots.

    Tracky team strategy session
    The Tracky team huddles around David Gosse’s strategy session

    Despite their accomplished careers, our board was all ears and smiles during our first board meeting. They met the team as each of us presented what our roles were, and how we want to see Tracky grow. They got to see glimpses of our v3 launch plan, and some side projects we're working on specifically for organizations.

    They had feedback, sure, but all of it was helpful and encouraging. The one thing that resonated, was their overwhelming excitement for seeing Tracky v3 launched. Don't worry, we're equally if not more excited to launch as well.

    grass-fed burgers are noms
    Burgers man, really good burgers

    After the board meeting, our second Tracky Hack was similar to the first. The team got tighter, we worked on strategy and building, and we ate (a lot). We’re getting closer to launching the version of Tracky that we all want and talk about, and you’ll notice subtle changes to the Tracky platform as we roll them out week-by-week.

    Sarah Evans and Dan Zelikman
    Classic. I can’t believe I fell for it

    Our Tracky Vegas family grew a little bit too. Sarah Evans and her family are officially living in the heart of #vegastech, where she can help build Tracky into the ultimate social collaboration tool. Her young son Kashton is also loving Vegas, and has become the youngest baby to ever win the World Series of Poker. Just kidding, for now.

    Oh yeah, we also got these!

    Tracky hats
    What? You want one? ;)

    Until next time, keep on Tracking! ;)

  • [VIDEO] The Future of Social Collaboration With Tracky's Chief Evangelist, Sarah Evans

    • By dan
    • |
    • Tuesday, July 17, 2012

    Our very own Sarah Evans was interviewed on the NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City, KSLTV about the future of social collaboration. Naturally, they chatted about how Tracky makes your life easier in more ways than one.

    Enjoy the banter about getting things done between Sarah and the newscaster in this three minute clip! Then, go check of some Tracks, geez! ;)

  • Tracky Hack Week: Bring Your Startup's Team Together, and Do Work Man

    • By dan
    • |
    • Thursday, July 12, 2012


    Track Stars — Photo: Mike Manzano

    Technology

    It’s great, right?

    Technology enables us to connect to one another in ways we never imagined. Like others, Tracky has a team that is spread throughout the country. From our headquarters in the heart of VegasTech, to an island in the middle of the Pacific, and a few other states sprinkled all over. Heck, we're even in Canada, eh? (Sorry Canada, bad joke).

    Like the great Johnny Cash, Tracky is everywhere, man—and that's a good thing. We pull inspiration and creativity from our team's favorite places, and that diversity is poured into the Tracky concept.

    What is the Tracky concept you ask? It’s a product that helps you connect and collaborate with amazing people, so that you can finish and share your amazing work. And when the work is done, you can use Tracky to plan amazing experiences in your personal life—amazing huh?

    The Tracky Team

    You guessed it, we're also part-time models — Photo: Evan Nagle

    Here is a list of the entire Tracky team on Twitter.

    Tracky's fearless leaders David and Jennifer Gosse, used their super hero powers to network, research, and put together a team that would build a product to solve all our technology woes. They wanted honest, hard-working technology lovers who could think outside the box. But when they couldn’t find any, they settled for us.

    They chose the person, not the location, and because we're scattered about—we're the perfect test case to build the ultimate social collaboration tool to help teams work virtually. And while we all use Tracky to build and work (along with some group Skype calls), there's really nothing like getting together and cranking stuff out.

    So, we launched Tracky Hack Week. A week dedicated to bringing the whole team to Vegas to strategize and build (and eat). Here's a peek at some of the hacking that went down.



    Seriously, we ate our faces off — Photo: David Longnecker

    The Tracky House

    Tracky House — Photo: Sarah Evans

    Before we all arrived, Jennifer, Tracky's Co-Founder and CMO, asked all of us whether we wanted to get a hotel or a house. She posted a survey using VegasTech’s Wedgies, and we all somehow agreed that a house would give us a lot more opportunity to jam on Tracky stuff in a creative way. I think we were right.


    D&D, dining and developing — Photo: David Chat

    The house felt huge, even with most of the team staying there. It gave us the peaceful nights we needed to recover, and the meeting areas we needed to do work.



    Sarah vs. The MacBook — Photo: Dan Zelikman

    The pool, the ping pong table, and the mini-golf course didn't hurt either. Okay, so it was just a putting green at first. But it's amazing what a little creativity and some bricks can lead to.


    Mini-golf, Tracky style — Photo: David Longnecker

    After all-day work sessions, we would relax by the pool and eat some amazing barbecue courtesy of Tracky's Founder and CEO, David Gosse. But every night without fail, with a bottle of delicious scotch, we fell into a relaxing yet extremely productive strategy session about Tracky's growth and direction. Basically, it was the team getting together and dreaming up what Tracky could be.



    Late night jam session — Photo: David Chat

    Those were my favorite parts of the Hack Week for sure. Well that, and the times we all were trying to figure out how to restart the internet whenever it went down.



    The files are in, the computer? — Photo: Dan Zelikman

    The SuperNAP

    When we weren't playing and working in the Tracky castle, we frequented other amazing workspaces. Thanks to Rob Roy, his incredible team, and his generous investment into Tracky—we were able to work in the Star Trek-like work station, inNEVation, that they're building close to the SuperNAP, the largest data center you'll find on the planet Earth.

    Sure, the security is fairly tight in those parts, but they did let us snap a photo of their theatre, where folks will be able to host conferences, presentations, and various video game competitions (no seriously they have a PS3 hooked up to a ginormous screen).



    Tracky meetings are tough — Photo: Jennifer Gosse

    Besides the datacenter (which is so awesome we launched Tracky there), Switch is interested in helping diversify the local economy by making inNEVation a small business coworking space (and the soon-to-be Tracky headquarters). It's not finished, but take it from me, it will be just as jaw-dropping as the datacenter. Keep an eye out for updates from Switch, and if you're in the Vegas area, I highly recommend you check out the space. If you don't, we'll send this guy after you.



    Happy developer — Photo: Dan Zelikman


    Camping, Reflection, and Dreaming Big



    A little outside those flashing lights from the strip — Photo: Dan Zelikman

    One thing stood out more than anything else during the Tracky Hack, and that was our camping trip. I never associated Las Vegas with beautiful scenery or the outdoors, but man was I wrong. David and Jennifer drove us to one of their favorite local spots, Mt. Charleston, which left us all in awe of VegasTech’s softer, more relaxing side.



    Setting the mood — Photo: David Chat

    We cooked and ate over a fire, and we realized that some of us were pretty good at throwing a football, and pretty bad at playing badminton. After some fun and games and a little too much smoke inhalation from the fire, we sat down and chatted about our vision for Tracky.



    Tracky’s CEO David Gosse, lead off with the importance of Tracky’s company culture and finding the right team. He told us that we would be okay for now, but that he’s looking into replacing us with iPhone 5’s powered by Siri. — Photo: Dan Zelikman

    We talked about some of our favorite brands and startup books, and the things that we could take away from them. Zappos, a Vegas icon, was mentioned often. We felt like Tracky could learn from their hiring process, their focus on customer service, and their dedication to company culture.



    Andy Edinborough basically coded the first version of Tracky all by himself. Which is strange, because he admits to learning all his coding skills from the film, The Social Network. — Photo: Dan Zelikman

    Apple is impossible to ignore when you’re talking about strong brands and impactful products, so we knew there were elements there that we had to incorporate. Even our competitors, Basecamp and Wunderlist were mentioned. We knew we had to learn from their strengths, but it was even more critical to not repeat their mistakes.



    Connect, Collaborate, Share — Photo: David Longnecker

    One by one, everyone talked about the Tracky product and our team. We talked about the technology, the design, and how we’ve been communicating the product to our users. We talked about analytics, optimization, and digital and social marketing.



    Chief Octomom Evan Nagle (he codes and writes and stuff), shared his passion for the way we work at Tracky. “This is the happiest I’ve been in a long time, and I hope our work can help others find a similar creative freedom.”

    But most of all, we talked about how much we enjoyed the last few days. How we really got to know one another, and realize how similar our visions for Tracky all were.



    Tracky’s Chief Evangelist and PR social media strategist Sarah Evans, see’s Tracky as the next evolution in the social web. “It’s all about the ability to post meaningful content, and share it in a way that really connects with the audience. Connect, collaborate, share.”

    We realized that we were on the same page in terms of frustrations with technology overload. Too many apps, websites, and logins to remember. Too many conflicts when it came to collaborating with people all over the world. Things need to be simplified, and technology needs to be set aside so that people could get back to being creative.



    David Chat, our UX Designer extraordinaire, just realized that Tracky had nothing to do with track and field athletes when this photo was shot. Regardless, his goal is to find a way to find the most efficient balance of features and simple design, so that Tracky users can focus on creative projects instead of managing task lists all the time. — Photo: Dan Zelikman

    We know that we’re taking on a lot, potentially more than we can chew. But that’s why all of us chose this project, because it’s both necessary and difficult. Productivity and social collaboration are going to be key elements for the new professional, and the Tracky team would love to help you by providing a tool you’ll love.



    Cheetos, Fritos, and Doritos. Our Chief Mobile Magic Mike will work for amazing mobile app designs and delicious potato chips. He plans to do exactly that with Tracky’s mobile platform. — Photo: Dan Zelikman

    We’re going to keep building and improving, and we hope that you keep helping us by using Tracky and telling us what you like and don’t like. We’re building Tracky for you, the new professional, the busy Mom, the student working on your biggest project yet. We want to save you time by eliminating email clutter, and connect you with other do’ers so that you can get things done. And then, we hope you’ll share your work with us and the world.

    Connect. Collaborate. Share.



    Kashton Evans is the true brains behind the Tracky operation, but splits his time as a full time movie star and boy genius. He says you better use Tracky, or he’ll unleash his epic cuteness (which may or may not include Spiderman pajamas).  — Photo: David Longnecker

    Still want more Tracky photos? I guess we can’t blame you, I mean, look at us! For the full Tracky Hack photo set, see below.


  • America's Tweetheart, Sarah Evans, Joins the Tracky Team as Chief Evangelist!

    • By jennifer
    • |
    • Saturday, May 12, 2012

    *Pinch myself.* Go look at Sarah's blog. Yep, it's #FORREAL. Sarah Evans (@prsarahevans) has joined Tracky's growing team as our Chief Evangelist!

    Why, you say? Well, Sarah was using Tracky beforehand and it worked brilliantly for her. She fully embraced the product to change the way she engages with her audience, receives pitches for her blog, and now, plans her family's move to Vegas.

    Sarah actually was an Advisor for Tracky before joining the team. But the more she helped us, the more we learned from her and the more she used Tracky, Sarah knew it could be a game changer - not just for her - but for the world. It was time. The mutual enthusiasm couldn't be contained. And here we are! Team members with a shared passion for making meaningful connections and productive collaboration happen for many, on a daily basis. 

    So, if want to send Sarah and Tracky your well wishes, feedback, jokes and quips, just tweet @tracky or @prsarahevans and use hashtag #ontracky.

    Oh, and this is terribly cool too. She announced her move to Tracky as she attended Mashable Connect (#mashcon) at Walt Disney World. She wrote about the 5 things she learned at #MashCon and why those expert tips validate her role at Tracky. Read it and be inspired for what's ahead in our online, connected, freshly transparent world. And, you have to admit. Kashton, Sarah's 9-month-old son, defines "adorbs." Mickey Mouse ears never looked better. Can you believe that he's moving to Vegas, too?

    We are truly blessed. Thank you, Sarah. Now, let's do this! 

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