The Very First TaskRabbit Town Hall

TaskRabbit Ambassador Erika (left) and the evening's panelists.

Last night, dozens of TaskRabbits descended upon NextSpace in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood for the very first TaskRabbit Town Hall. TaskRabbits mingled with each other, nibbled on a catered spread from Bi-Rite Market, and brainstormed ideas about running Tasks at stations throughout the room.

All TaskRabbits in attendance, like panelist John L., walked away with fresh swag.

The TaskRabbits in attendance gathered in a circle for the night’s discussion. TaskRabbit Ambassador Erika Murdock Balbuena welcomed everyone, and began the evening by debuting The TaskRabbit Credo. The Credo is a living document encompassing the spirit and ethos of the micro-entrepreneurs that make up the TaskRabbit Community. You can read the entire thing here.

The evening’s panel introduced themselves by sharing their favorite Task stories. Holly C., a level 11 TaskRabbit, said her most memorable Task was doing a Costco run for a blind woman. “It made me realize that this is a significant thing we’re doing for people.” Level 14 TaskRabbit Kim E. loved delivering a Thank You card for an applicant to the TaskRabbit team who was later hired. John L., a level 12 TaskRabbit, shared the story of a friendship that developed between him and a senior TaskPoster during the course of completing her Task. Level 9 TaskRabbit Nick C. regaled the room with the story of working a Persian New Year’s party on a rooftop. The evening was a stormy one, and the clouds parted just as the belly dancers began their performance.

Daniel R. won the night's raffle prize — a spiffy new TaskRabbit track jacket.

The discussion was led by the panelists but included everyone in attendance. TaskRabbits took the opportunity to share their personal tips on running Tasks, bidding well, staying safe, and leveling up. The night showcased everything we love about the awesome and friendly Bay Area TaskRabbits. It was a group of micro-entrepreneurs gathering to collaborate on best practices to enrich the broader community. We can’t wait until the next one!

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