The 9th Age celebrates their first year.

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One year!
It has been one year since the first post on “The 9th Age”, right here:

Back then when it started, the “team” was not more than @lagge @fjugin and some other players involved in the Swedish comp. @arthain @el rey @Sir_Joker and @tiny joined shortly after, and the project had been started, with its 6 founding members, from 5 nationalities. As @Dan says: "So two Swedes, a Spaniard, an Austrian, a Dane, and a German all walk into a bar..."

As @tiny recalls, recruiting started around mid-September with the 0.5 release. The five rule team members had been working day and night to get this done in time and when the documents were released, they were burned out, while now over 300 active forum members commented on their work like there is no tomorrow.

It was clear we needed help to have structured discussions with the community. Within a few days, we recruited the first around 20 Army Support members (reference: -…ject-staff-member-wanted/). Shortly after, we started to recruit for the Armybook Committees (reference -…anted-army-book-creation/and the result:…-the-armybook-committees/).

By end of September, we had reached about 120 staff members out of the original 6 founding members and the number of required job positions kept growing on. It very much felt like building a startup with all the good and bad which come with it. We barely had the time to tell people what their new position was about.  :handshake: By the end of 2015, we had about 200 staff members and speed started to slow down a little, so we had a bit more time to focus on internal processes and the different roles within the project.

One year after the project started, we have currently 270 staff members from 29 nationalities  :thumbup: on different positions within the team, plus 50 additional members who have participated as members at some stage in the past. Their origins? 29 countries over the world: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, and USA.

That’s a pretty neat multinational startup!

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