Tech talks @ Pivotal Labs
Organiser, June 2016 -> present
I coordinate Tech Talks @ Pivotal Labs Sydney, a weekly lunch and learn meetup. We're at almost 4000 members, as of August 2017, and have talks for 150 people every Tuesday lunchtime. We host talks on four main topics: design, business, technology and diversity.
We've seen awesome growth and have built an amazing community together and we often gain up to 350 new members per month.
I attribute our popularity to several factors:
1. We're committed - we host a speaker almost every Tuesday.
2. We're varied in our content, so appeal to a fairly broad spectrum of people within the tech space, and we get a different subset of our members depending on the topic of the talk.
3. We have great content. We make sure our speakers are awesome, and we're mindful of diversity, giving a platform to people with different backgrounds and points of view.
We host speakers on topics from 4 main areas of interest: Product design, Product management, Software engineering and Diversity & Inclusion in the tech industry.
I love hosting events and being a part of the design and tech community in Sydney. It's such a good way to meet people, get involved and give back to the community.