In mid-August we held our first ever staff retreat, gathering 10 people in a house in the Oakland Hills to set the direction of the company for the next year. It was an opportunity to begin to answer the question: what is it that we stand for? What is Forte Labs’ role to play in the world, as a team and individually?

We are spread all over the country, and working together can sometimes feel abstract and impersonal. Our intention was to get to know each other better, forge a new identity as a team, and clarify our principles and values.

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