Happy New Year: Community Corner Newsletter [January 2024]
Wow, what a full circle moment since I authored the first Community Corner newsletter EVER back in March of 2023! Now, we’re in a brand new year, and I’m so excited to start things off with a bang as we look back before we charge forward. Thanks to @Marcela for doing great work in the December issue.
Remember to scroll all the way to the bottom where I’ll share one of my favorite accomplishments from 2023, but in the meantime, let’s dive into all things Smartsheet Community. ⬇️
Say hello to these Community Members 👋🏻
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In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)
January Question of the Month
New Subtopic: Member Spotlight
The Community Party is coming!
Smartsheet named a Leader in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Collaborative Work Management
Pass the mic 🎤 Community Champions
Community Champions are members who demonstrate product expertise and generosity in sharing best practices and support with others on the platform.
"Don't struggle alone if you are stuck with something. There is a whole community who wants to help, for Smartsheet and for life."
- @Cherise Reguero, Director of Operations at Alluvionic, Inc.
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This month's leaderboard
Overachiever's Motivation Mix
The Smartsheet Overachievers are here to give you the songs that will keep you going and keep you achieving! Here’s what’s on the playlist right now.
“On ‘Pearls,’ not only does Jessie Ware's voice soar, but the crisp disco drums, tight bassline and ascending instrumentation all fly together to make my head waggle and my tail wave. No matter where I'm at or how many folks are around me, I bust loose every time the chorus hits!”
- @Kyle Chipman, Chief Process Officer at Chipman Design Architecture
Bonus note: Kyle also uses Smartsheet to index his physical media collection, including vinyl, DVDs, and games. 🙌
More about me
You made it to the end of the newsletter! Before you go, I’d love to share with you one of my favorite achievements of 2023.
I live in San Diego, California, where we’re spoiled with amazing hikes and nature. For so long, I had wanted to try the Three Sisters Falls hike, but avoided it because it had the reputation of being extremely challenging. It’s only just over 4 miles, but declines on the way to gorgeous waterfalls. This means the way back is one brutally steep incline with no shade and scalding temperatures most months. Just in 2023 alone, there were 24 helicopter or medical rescues!
Happy to report that I finally decided to go for it in November. We got lost on the way there, adding hours to our travel time. I ran out of both water bottles I brought, and I got so dizzy during the last 30 minutes that I thought I’d have to give up. Took a lot of grit - but I did it! And I can’t wait to NEVER do it again. 🤣
The next time you feel like you’re stuck, whether it’s on a trail or while building a formula, remember that you’re not alone. On my hike, my friend Lynnea was an awesome supporter, and I hope that’s what you find here. Cheers to figuring it out together in Community!
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