September 19-21, 2023
Bilbao, Spain
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Thursday, September 21 • 12:50 - 13:30
BoF: How to Build a Tech Community: The Fine Art of Organizing Meetups - Juan Manuel Perafan, Xebia

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Building a tech community is a rewarding way to connect with like-minded individuals, share knowledge, and foster innovation. But starting from scratch can be daunting. Meetups are a popular way to bring together people with a shared interest, but organizing a successful event takes careful planning and execution. In this birds of a feather session, we'll explore the fine art of organizing meetups and building a thriving tech community. We'll discuss how to choose the right format, location, and topics for your meetups, as well as how to attract attendees and build momentum. We'll also explore strategies for engaging with sponsors and partners, and how to create a sustainable model for your meetup group. Whether you're a seasoned organizer or just starting out, this session will provide valuable insights and best practices for building a strong and vibrant tech community through meetups. Join us to learn from experienced organizers, share your own tips and tricks, and connect with other tech enthusiasts who are passionate about building community.

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Juan Manuel Perafan

Analytics Engineer, Xebia
Born and raised in Colombia. I help companies with human and technological challenges of being a data-driven organization. My ideal working week involves learning new technologies, debugging code, writing difficult calculations, teaching organizations about data visualization, and... Read More →

Thursday September 21, 2023 12:50 - 13:30 CEST
Room 3A (Floor 3)
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