This service commitment began like many in A.A., not being fully aware of what I was committing to and the amazing rewards I would receive along the journey.
Looking around at other A.A. fellowships in the Bay Area I noticed a similar structure to each of them. It was then I stumbled across the “Meeting Guide” app/plug-in that inspired me to create the current website. I forged ahead with the goal to create a new website to serve alcoholics at all stages of recovery.
This website was created by a collaboration of people. Shan from Ricciardi Designs created the foundation and programming tweaks from which to build on. I then scoured the internet looking for A.A. content that I felt best delivered the message to the still suffering alcoholic. I received help and guidance from Phil at A.A. San Jose on how to set up the AA meeting calendar app/plug-in and where to find additional information on Github. Alex at A.A. SF-Marin shared their current website vision and proved helpful with the direction I wanted to take this. He’s generously shared all of their work with the A.A. community and hosts a technology committee once a month open to all who wish to attend. I am now a regular at that meeting. I also want to give thanks to the unsung hero who created the meeting guide app/plugin and shared it with the entire A.A. community. There’s a TON of coding work that went into creating it! Talk about being in service!
When the first draft was complete I asked three trusted A.A. friends to review and give me feedback. Those new perspectives proved quite valuable as I had missed a few key things. I want to give special thanks to everyone at Intergroup, without your trust, faith and funding for professional services of Ricciardi Designs I would have shied away from the project.
The website will continue to evolve based on feedback I receive from A.A. members in the community. I love collaboration/teamwork, after all that is what A.A. is all about. Please e-mail me your thoughts, feedback and desires on how I can improve this website. This is a community effort, I am just in service assembling the pieces.