11. Organizing a Tech Meetup

Meetup is one of the most popular platforms for bringing people in the tech industry together in real life for networking, sharing information and having fun times. All of us at the Rabbit Hole enjoy going to tech meetups, but many of our coworkers (and surely some of you) have wondered what it would take to start something new!

Sarah Cassidy is a community specialist with Meetup.com. At Meetup, she is focused on community development, helping regular folks create the best possible meetups every day.

Sarah coaches us through the process of creating a meetup, from the very first step of choosing the scope of your meetup, finding a venue and getting people to show up all the way to growing your meetup and avoiding the worst case scenarios. Whether you’re into Elixir or Ruby, are agoraphobic or under 5’7”, we hope you find something helpful in this episode to get out there and just start a new gathering of like minded techies today.