Building Offline Communities via Online Platforms ~ With Lyft & TaskRabbit

  • April 24, 2013 · 6:00 PM

This month's Community Hacks event will be focused on 'Building offline communities via online platforms'.

We are delighted to welcome Emily Castor, the Community Manager of Lyft, and Erika Murdock Balbuena, Marketplace Manager at TaskRabbit.

Emily and Erika will share the great stories of their community growth, and their lessons learned on how to build and foster a strong on-and-offline community.

Whatever your business or organization, I'm sure there will be much to learn as offline becomes ever more an important part of connecting with your community.


Here's the run down of our event:

- Doors open 6pm

- Talks start promptly at 6:30pm

- Speakers + Q&A:

-- Emily Castor, Community Manager at Lyft will tell the story of Lyft's passionate community of drivers and passengers, and how it was built using creative engagement techniques both online and offline.

-- Erika Murdock Balbuena, Marketplace Manager at TaskRabbit. Erika will talk about how she is building the TaskRabbit community across 9 cities in the US while managing over 5,000 TaskRabbits. Hear her talk more about fostering a successful, active, positive network within all geographies, both on and offline.

- More networking

- Event ends at 9pm

 

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Brittany Murlas and Winston Bowden will be your hosts on April 24th. I have the great privilege of joining the Unreasonable at Sea Voyage as a mentor, and will be traveling. Wish you a wonderful time at the event and see you soon!

My warmest

Jane

Founder, Community Hacks

@janefinette

 

PS: A reminder we alternative between San Francisco and the South Bay each month. We'll be back to the city in May!

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  • Lincoln N.

    We've got a couple open desks for rent in Downtown Palo Alto. If anyone is interested please get in touch http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen...­

    April 28, 2013

  • Veronica D.

    Indeed a great meeting!! It was my first so I didn't really know what to expect....but it was great, met some nice new people, shared some interesting stories...and my take away was definitely work on building and cementing relationships, human interaction is always key!....build connections...and empower people! Thanks to all the organizers!

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Bartlomiej S.

    Great meetup last night, wonderful to learn that it takes such a small core team to manage so many Taskrabbiters and Lyft drivers with the right tools. Excellent plan for we are scaling our org to end poverty.

    April 25, 2013

  • Bartlomiej S.

    Great meetup for people building online cans offline communities that improve humanity. The information provided was pure and uncut gold for my org

    April 25, 2013

  • Kaderjan

    Didn't take away much lesson about building community online

    April 24, 2013

    • Pradeep

      Agreed. I think someone even asked the question about early community (evangelists) development but would've loved to engage on that topic. Early adopters by nature will move on before-when a community gains critical mass (which is relative, really) but experiences in engaging the early adopters and their conversion to evangelists would be very valuable lessons.

      April 25, 2013

    • Brittany M.

      Seems like a great topic for a future meeting, Pradeep! Thanks for your thoughts.

      April 25, 2013

  • Evelyn Z.

    Great meeting you all yesterday. For those who have android phones, please sign up to http://glan.se/­ for exclusive beta testing

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great venue and great talk by Emily and Erika. The networking hour after the presentations provided a great opportunity to ask specific questions to the speakers, so I left with my questions answered and made connections for further sharing of best practices. Thanks for organizing Brittany!

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Meetup was cool, but I left after Emily spoke. Prior to the presentation, I was approached by a few spammers or green networkers. I thought networking was a two way street.

    April 25, 2013

  • Brittany M.

    Big big thanks to our speakers Emily and Erika, and our oh-so-wonderful host Winston @ Mozilla.

    4 · April 25, 2013

    • Erika Murdock B.

      Thank you all for coming! It was a great turnout and event. Brittany and Jane, thanks for organizing. If anyone has further questions, feel free to email me [masked]

      April 25, 2013

  • Crystal C.

    Love the venue and the format. Perfect balance between being well structured but not overly formal.

    1 · April 24, 2013

    • Brittany M.

      Crystal, thanks for your feedback and lovely presence last night.

      1 · April 25, 2013

  • eddy b

    Brittany did a great job organizing and hosting. Speakers were great and shared personal tidbits from experience. At end, attendees asked to share personal takeaway with someone standing nearby at the end - great and nice way to talk with new people!

    April 25, 2013

  • Irene

    Was really looking forward to this, but something just came up at work. :-( Hope someone from the waitlist can take my spot.

    April 24, 2013

  • Becky W.

    Wish I could make. Hopefully nextime it can be in the city.

    April 24, 2013

  • Gris Cuevas Z.

    would there be a livestreaming or video of the talk?

    April 24, 2013

  • Mary T.

    would love to come but change of plans at the last minute. could someone post notes?

    April 24, 2013

  • Bill

    Has anyone used the free forums providers, specifically Forumotion or Proboards? Any comments or other suggestions?

    April 24, 2013

  • Zander K.

    sorry I can't make this one. Made plans when I went on wait list - didn't think I would get in... next time!

    April 23, 2013

    • Brittany M.

      Hi there Zander, in case your plans change, we will be able to take in everyone from the waitlist. If not, we'll see you at the next event!

      April 23, 2013

    • Zander K.

      Thanks Brittany!

      April 23, 2013

  • Marc S.

    I can't wait...it's been too long.

    April 15, 2013

  • Veronica D.

    [masked]

    April 15, 2013

  • Natalie

    is the rsvp here sufficient? or do I have to sign up for eventbrite?

    April 8, 2013

    • Natalie

      Hi Jane, thanks for the question. I am currently in SF to get inspirations for my startup so will be great to meet you in person. Look forward to the event!

      1 · April 9, 2013

    • Jane F.

      Ah, that's great! Unfortunately, I will be traveling during our event this time. Brittany will be running the evening. I hope to see you next time and wish you a lovely and successful time! My very best, Jane

      April 10, 2013

  • Bill

    Conflict with another event.

    1 · April 4, 2013

    • Jane F.

      No probs, thanks for letting us know! See you again soon we hope!

      April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I look forward to the event!

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • Brittany M.

    Hi there Community Hackers,
    We are postponing our South Bay February Meetup until April (exact date TBA). But we'll have an SF meetup in March. Stay posted!
    Brittany

    February 16, 2013

  • Emily F.

    Looking forward to it!

    February 14, 2013

  • Mary C.

    I am so bummed! I'll be at MWC.

    February 5, 2013

    • Jane F.

      No worries and good luck!

      February 7, 2013

  • Emily

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · February 6, 2013

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