Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.
Meetup's mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.
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Camille maintains Meetup HQ by ensuring a comfortable and functional work environment. On top of being the Queen of all things Operations, she also finds time to assist our busy CEO with his day to day business activities.
Colin helps the engineering team get things done smoothly and faster than ever before. Outside of technology, he enjoys making the perfect cup of coffee, catching up on the New York Times and when he has the time, traveling to remotes spots around the world.
Amy helps members make meaningful connections with people with shared interests and helps to make sure that Meetup is a safe and trustworthy place. Originally from Minnesota, she loves the outdoors and spends a lot of her free time making art, dancing, and laughing too loudly.
David joined the Community Team to increase his interaction with awesome community-minded people by approximately 92%. When not helping members and organizers navigate their Meetup journey, David spends his time biking about, eating Haagen Dazs, and recording sounds and voices.
Steve is helping the UI team develop and maintain the front-end of both Meetup and Meetup Everywhere.
Anna is an engineer, working on our Internal Tools team.
Farah aims to make things clear, simple and bold through design. She's passionate about creating experiences that mesh online and offline worlds together. When she's not making things on the internet she loves doing yoga, riding her bike and eating lots of Kale.
Chris has been pushing pixels around for long enough to have seen the advent of the smartphone and before they were even called pixels. Coming from Australia, he has come to NYC to help design the user experience of the millions of happy Meetup members and organizers.
Odile wants everyone around the world to be able to use Meetup no matter their language. She has lived in many different countries and can certify that people are eager to learn - new mums and geeks are everywhere. She loves picnics, roadtrips and Pina Bausch.
Sarah Jean spends her week trying to break Meetup so members don't have to. Weekends you can find her biking the boroughs in search of the perfect taco with her dog, Oreo, riding sidecar.
Melanie is making the interview process as smooth and fun as possible for new candidates as our Recruiting Coordinator. She knows a little bit about a lot of things and will never say no to karaoke.
Rick helps build and maintain the parts of the Meetup site that you can see.
Alessandro was an early believer, evangelist and adopter of Cloud Computing and Containers when he worked in the Media industry, and joined Meetup to lead both the System and Quality team into the near future, where infrastructure and quality testing are just code that runs somewhere up there in the Cloud. Because in the end, coding is fun!
Julia is responsible for supporting the Finance Team by handling accounts payable, verifying bills, and tracking expense reports. She's also responsible for all of the Biz Ops files.
Julia believes that organization is THE way to success.
Jerry joined the Community Team in the hopes of supporting Meetup members to build a strong community. Outside of the office he enjoys playing ping pong for too long and perfecting his Frosted Flakes only diet.
Paul likes to make pixels light up on everyone’s tiny computers that have silhouettes of partially-eaten fruit on them. He likes recumbent bicycles and old arcade games and he’s weirdly proud to be from Michigan.
Vlad is a back-end software engineer, originally from Romania. He works on fixing bugs and developing new features that will make users love Meetup even more! He has a passion for algorithms and math but, when not programming, he likes exploring the city, in a non-shortest-path traversal, by either running or walking.
Marianka provides support to the Meetup community and specifically loves helping members and organizers in our Italian speaking communities! In her spare time you can find her taking photos around the city or exploring the nearest bookstore.
Will is a computer programmer.
Sean is excited to support the team as they work to grow, shape, and develop great communities around the world. At home, he enjoys relaxing with his fiancé and their pets. Sean and his fiancé are originally from Chicago and have lived in Brooklyn since 2013.
Sarah helps the Community Team provide support to Meetup's organizers and members. Outside of Meetup, you can find her getting lost on the Subway, eating pickles, and sneezing in thrift stores.
Mike works on the Meetup app for Android, fixing bugs and adding new features.
Burag joined Meetup to help build and optimize core and data systems that power all interactions on every platform. His focus is on futurizing Meetup through the people, technology and processes he works with. Burag is a self proclaimed foodie who loves watching and playing soccer, traveling around the world, and patterned socks.
Maurice is excited to build products that facilitate real-world relationships around the world. He's also a full time space cowboy, but still needs to learn how to speak of the pompitous.
Amy enjoys helping the iOS and Android teams get things done. She's a native New Yorker and loves all things food (cooking and eating), skiing and hiking in Colorado, pilates and TV binge watching.
Ian does everything in his power to keep Meetup...up.
Keith builds tools to help members and organizers bring their Meetups to the next level. He is currently living in Berlin, and is a co-organizer of the local chapter of Hack and Tell.
Troy provides daily tech support at Meetup HQ.
Ella provides support to the Meetup community. In her spare time she enjoys YA novels and theorizing about the Boy Who Lived.
Michael joined the Meetup team because he's interested in the interaction between on and offline life. Ask him about mobile, synthesizers, trees, and North Korea.
Scott lays awake at night dreaming about testing new features and ensuring their quality for the Meetup community. In his spare time, he dribbles around looking for new additions to his guitar collection.
Anne writes code for Meetup's backend. She is thankful for the existence of Squidwrench hackerspace. Her current emotion is probably excitement about computers.
Erin leads Human Resources at Meetup. She and her team are deeply committed to hiring the best and brightest in New York and making sure that our team is consistently challenged, engaged and growing professionally.
Kara provides support to the Meetup community so that they can navigate the site and make their Meetups more successful. She'll most likely talk at you about The West Wing, Jane Austen, and/or your celebrity doppelganger.
Emily works on Meetup's front-end. Outside of the office, she likes traveling, trying new restaurants and drinking Bloody Marys (preferably all at the same time).
Evan is uploading our personalities into the Internet so we can all look at funny pictures together forever, long after our bodies are gone. Until then, he'll be using machine learning to make Meetup's recommendations the best they can be.
Ivy helps develop and improve the Meetup user interface with code and a little TLC. She's happy to *finally* work for a web company that has positive impact - in real communities.
Chrissy's goal as a product manager is to rid the world of frustrating user experiences. She's in charge of keeping our Meetup Groups alive and rockin'. Outside of work, she can be found playing in Brooklyn with her family, skiing, swing dancing, and running the Cobble Chill Parents Meetup.
Wayne works behind the scenes to help make sure Meetup's systems are running smoothly.
Jen designs lovely and useful features that “just make sense” and take some of the hard parts out of meeting up. She’s from the internet, she’s obsessed with the future, and her spirit muppet is Fozzy Bear.
Caitlyn provides support to the Meetup Community, helping members and Organizers to make their Meetup experience the best it can be. You can normally find her in Brooklyn, drinking too much seltzer and trying to show strangers pictures of her cats.
Andres develops insight-informed strategies that help set the company's direction.
Todd works on making Meetup simple and obvious to everyone. He also enjoys listening to mildly scratchy records, and is slowly learning German, which is not yet simple or obvious.
Brian works on the back-end of Meetup. He's also a Co-Organizer of LispNYC, the New York City Lisp User Group. Brian likes computers, music, and combinations thereof.
As part of the QA team, Davide tests Meetup's functionality all day long. He also gets to play with new Meetup features before they are released to members and organizers.
Jason helps develop and maintain Meetup's interface.
Hannah helps moderate member experience to make it meaningful and trustworthy.
From Swift to Scala, Hackathons to Cons, and everything else tech in between, Michelle is part of the recruiting team that is building the amazing engineering community at Meetup! One-part Seattleite, two-parts pizza; frequent user of The Force, and excellent parallel parker. Tweet her 'hi' @michelle_heng or the engineering team @makingmeetup.
Josh loves the nitty gritty of bringing people together and helps support the Meetup community to have a seamless experience. He organizes The Thoughtful Gay Man Meetup. In his free time, you'll find him exploring the world of wine (he loves the Loire Valley!), studying Christian mysticism, and nerding out on the theories behind how communities are formed.
Matthew helps to keep Meetup HQ organized and polished. When he's not at Meetup, you can find him running along the Hudson Greenway, exploring obscure parts of the City, or cheering on Kansas State Football.
Will helps build and maintain Meetup's front-end features.
Rich works on the back-end of the site, coding new features and maintaining existing ones. He is organizer of the Dashing Whippets.
Calvin works on Meetup's Android team.
Adaam works on the QA team to test Meetup's functionality and make sure everything runs smoothly for the Meetup Community.
He enjoys gardening, scrabble, and trivia...but in no particular order.
Lori has been working in the interactive web development field for over 18+ years. She started many years ago as a Flash Developer and has transitioned those skills into creating engaging end-to-end user experiences.
Elliot is a Core Engineer working to improve organizer experiences.
Shani leads our Finance and Accounting team. She loves to form friendships over shared experiences and home cooked food. An avid travel enthusiast who is always up for a picnic in Central Park.
Dan is a Machine Learning Engineer, working on the Data team.
David joined the Community Team because he is passionate about getting people together and making awesome things happen. When he is not at Meetup HQ you can find him on the roads of your favorite park.
Deirdre gets all excited about community organizing, so she's very happy to be a member of the Community team. When she's not answering your Meetup queries, she's probably discussing the hard-hitting topics like social justice issues, celebrity gossip, and where to get dinner.
Katie is eager to guide the Meetup community to smooth and enjoyable Meetup experiences. When she's not at Meetup HQ, you will most likely find her playing trivia, watching college basketball, or quoting Friends.
Matt helps develop and maintain Meetup's user interface. He enjoys long walks with his view camera.
Lydia is on the Community Team at Meetup where she's passionate about helping people connect in person. Out of the office, Lydia is on the US Fencing Team and loves to climb mountains.
As Meetup's first Principal Engineer, Lena hopes to continue to create robust user and Meetup experiences. She strives to continuously innovate and help Meetup to move forward! She co-organizes the Lesbians Who Brunch Meetup.
Brian uses site data, customer research, benchmarks and experimentation to create strategies that will enable the future growth of Meetup. He organizes the NYC Beach Volleyball Meetup.
Rachel helps organizations build and manage networks of Meetups through Meetup Pro. A true Canadian, she loves the outdoors, back bacon and maple syrup. Her free time is spent with her family in Brooklyn.
Laura works on the Business Development Team, helping to ensure that the site is an enjoyable adventure for all. When she's not at work, she schemes up furniture building projects and copes with her inability to properly eat sandwiches.
Arnaud helps the IT team in keeping Meetup servers up and running optimally. In his spare time he likes playing with cutting edge technologies, but also really enjoys music and traveling whenever possible. He is a member of New York City Storm User Group and The New York Python Meetup Group.
Sak works on the back-end of Meetup, seeking for any curiously broken features he can poke and play with. Outside office, he eats non-Soylent food, reads voraciously about functional programming and finance on the web (in pre-order traversal), collects fragrant things, and teaches tricks to his smart and adorable cat.
Juan enjoys helping Meetup members create positive, sustainable change in their communities so he is stoked to be part of the Community Team. When he’s not at Meetup HQ, you can find him exploring the city and its many coffee shops, watching Florida State football, or dancing along to his iPod while waiting for the subway.
Max works on designing the best mobile experience for Meetup members. Originally from Nantes, France, he started Le Tank coworking space in Paris. He is passionate about local communities fighting for social justice, democracy, and sustainable lifestyles.
Jake couldn't stay away after his summer internship, and has returned in full-force to making the back-end better, stronger, faster.
Chris works on the Meetup API in the effort to harness and empower the creativity of Meetup users wishing to innovate on the platform. He also likes functional programming, open source, and penny skateboards.
Daron spends time building and maintaining Meetup's back-end. He currently works on making donations and dues as painless as possible in order to create healthy and self-sustaining communities. When not sitting in front of a computer, Daron can either be found on the soccer field or stuffing his face in various eateries around New York.
Adam helps organizers fund successful Meetups through member payment. He found the world's best nanny via the Upper West Side Moms Meetup.
Nora works to help grow the Meetup team and performs other HR related duties. She's also a Co-organizer of Working@Meetup.
Jenn helps Meetup communities thrive and grow by championing and facilitating trust and safety across the Meetup platform. She oversees the team that develops policies and enforcement measures to ensure Meetup is being used as intended. Her interests are pretty diverse and explorative, which is why she's part of over 20 Meetup Groups.
Gavin works on the QA Team to help ensure Meetup's functionality is awesome, enabling everyone to Meetup Everywhere about Most Everything.
Marc loves solving problems for Members and Organizers and helping to make their Meetup experiences great.
When he's not assisting the Meetup community, you can find him meeting new people while hiking the nearest trail.
Caroline helps build the magic that is the Meetup backend and therefore likes to think she's a wizard. She loves cooking multi-course meals, weird music, and, most importantly, shoulder dancing.
Josh works on Meetup’s core technologies, focusing on analytics infrastructure. He works to support Meetup’s mission of helping communities as they self-organize to build the power to change their world. Josh lives in Philly, is a member of the Philadelphia Area Scala Enthusiast Meetup, a creator of the open source geographic analysis library GeoTrellis, and loves to support social justice struggles with technology.
Dayna is excited to be part of the team here at Meetup! She is the administrative assistant who wears many hats. You can catch her on the weekends exploring the city, eating Oreos, and playing co-ed soccer.
Natalia collaborates with the Design team on creating digital experiences and visual designs for mobile and web. In her spare time, she enjoys running, doing imperfect hand-lettering, and cooking Mexican food.
Brendan oversees the money coming in and the money going out, keeps the investors informed, and manages all the legal and administrative complexities that go along with a new business.
Hailing from the land that introduced Dunkin Donuts and Tom Brady, Ervin is excited to join Trust & Safety (aka Justice League) to create an enjoyable experience for all members! In his spare time, Ervin loves rescuing kittens stuck on trees, helping ducklings cross the street, adopting puppies from shelters, and tacos.
Having been an oddball time and time again throughout his childhood and still sometimes nowadays, Mehran joined the Meetup family to serve the other oddballs in the world to find their places of comfort and peace. He is born to serve, to love, and to enjoy life to the fullest, while helping people to enjoy their passions to the fullest with those who share the same passions and ideologies. He loves listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers, drinking copious amounts of chocolate milk, devouring sushi, and watching any and all kinds of films.
Andrea works with the Communications Team on outreach, education and engagement initiatives that celebrate, strengthen and broaden the community. Expect to hear from her if you're doing great things with your Meetup Group.
You'll find her chatting up the locals in your neighborhood, hosting Organizer Meetups, gardening and occasionally playing pinball. Her favorite machine is Theatre of Magic.Tilt!
Larry works on the back-end and strives to create the best experience possible for Members and Organizers.
Ann provides support to the Meetup community. She is constantly on the lookout for roast beef sandwiches, empanadas, and Game of Thrones fans.
Nicole joined the Trust and Safety team in hopes of making the Meetup experience fun, safe and enjoyable for all users. When not on the clock you'll find her binge watching Dateline, searching for the perfect slice of pizza or cuddling her Mini-Schnauzer, Dublin.
Kelty develops strategies to help Meetup achieve its MEME mission.
Oreo heads up the office maintenance team. He is dedicated to ensuring that the floors are clean and there isn’t a morsel left behind by the MEME team. When he’s not at Meetup HQ, Oreo can be found traipsing around the beach, swimming in ponds, or riding sidecar on a slick bike.
Coralie loves making friends around the world so she is excited to be developing the use of Meetup internationally. As a true epicurean you can find her traveling somewhere sunny, tasting a glass of wine and baking a cake (all at once).
David, aka Lawzilla, works with the business, community and development teams to crush the legal and business obstacles that come up as we strive towards a Meetup Everywhere About Most Everything.
Yvette leads the engineering team in continuous learning, invention, and launch of quality software and systems to Meetup members around the world.
Mike helps to get Meetup looking and feeling good across all platforms. In his spare time he enjoys printmaking, playing with synthesizers, and caring for reptiles.
Lev provides systems support for Meetup HQ. In his spare time, he likes to roll around on a board, enjoy a good brew, and tell people that 'Lev' is indeed not short for anything. He is also good at being tall.
Laura keeps Meetup’s iOS app running smoothly. In her spare time, she can be found tinkering with robots, sitting in dog parks, and drinking bubble tea.
Erin is enthusiastic about making Meetup members and Organizers super happy. You can usually find her rocking out on stage with her sisters and/or reading plays aloud in the park. She has no idea what Shakespeare is saying, but that's part of the fun.
Jeremy helps support Meetup members so they can get together to accomplish great things. He’s thrilled to be part of the Community Team. In his spare time, he enjoys writing sketch comedy, taking candid photographs, and exploring various neighborhoods in New York.
Jake's biggest obsessions are making new friends and new memories. That's why he's so excited to help members find each other and do just that! When he's away from HQ, he's either telling stories or trying to fix his Kramer hair in some shop window somewhere.
Jose works on awesome stuff on the back end. He is a member of the Military Veterans in Tech Meetup.
It warms Pamela's heart to see Meetup members connecting and forming long-lasting communities across the globe. That's why Pamela loves providing friendly support to the Meetup community. Pamela's favorite pastimes include sitting in adirondack chairs with friends, wandering Prospect Park, and channeling her inner Coach Taylor. She has to hold back from using exclamation points.
Ryan assists with the general upkeep and awesomeness that is Meetup HQ. When not running around HQ, she enjoys reading comics, pawning off her photography to the general public and watching old episodes of Battlestar Galactica.
Will enjoys making everyone's life a little easier. He is always trying to come up with new innovative ways of ensuring a smooth operation. In his free time he enjoys photography, yoga and has a passion for film.
Samantha is all about community-building and works to ensure Meetup Groups are good-to-go. She is a self-proclaimed pun master, a firm believer of the Oxford comma, and constantly searching for the perfect cup of coffee.
Ken is psyched to be a part of engineering that enriches the offline world via online means. He loves going to Tech, Art, and other meetups that inspire and make our shared life beautiful.
Qing keeps the servers running smoothly and handles tech support for our staff.
Hakiem is excited to be a member of the Finance team, working to keep all of the accounts, accounted! In his spare time, Hakiem likes to play sports, spend time with friends and explore new areas of the World Famous New York City.
Sach extracts insights from data to inform strategies for strengthening Meetup.
Mike helps develop Meetup's front-end. Outside of web development, he enjoys playing soccer, playing guitar and snowboarding.
Fiona is responsible for product, design and community.
Kristen works on building the best possible experience for Meetup's members and Organizers. When she's not hip-deep in design, she likes to obsess over turtles, read sci-fi, and endlessly replay BioWare games.
Nathan is an engineer who loves to craft the touch points of a user experience. He lives in Manhattan with his partner, Elizabeth. Nathan will talk your ear off on the subjects of imbibing spirits, mechanical keyboards, marlinspike seamanship, and sartorial taste.
Emily is super excited to be a member of the Community team here at Meetup. In her spare time, she loves talking about Drake, playing D&D, hanging out with her two cats, and cooking insane amounts of food for friends.
Kathy leads the Android and iOS engineers taking Meetup mobile apps to the next level. When not thinking about systems theory, she enjoys dancing, building soil, and sipping oolong tea.
Prat is an Android Engineer working on Meetup App. He also a member of the New York Android Developers Meetup and various Tech Meetups in New York metropolitan area.
Doug helps build out the web API and expose the platform to a community particularly close to his heart - the developer community.
Kristin is thrilled to have joined the team at Meetup! She will be assisting Triforce in their mission to ensure the best possible work environment. She loves to travel, sing, discuss anything relating to Harry Potter, and explore fun restaurants and bars in the city.
Alex works on the strategy team at Meetup, with a focus on user growth. When not at MeetupHQ, you can find him exploring the NYC culinary scene, watching his beloved Baltimore Ravens, or trying to improve his tennis serve game.
Marina is very excited to be a part of the Strategy team here at Meetup. She spends most of her free time writing/performing sketch comedy at The PIT and The UCB, baking cookies, and watching Project Runway.
Dana believes in the power of community and is thrilled to support the team as they build community with every interaction. She loves living in NYC and embraces the diverse opportunities it offers. Dana participates in her local community garden, eking out a few prized hearty beans and lopsided tomatoes each summer.
Trush is passionate about designing and launching great product experiences that bring people together. He's an avid fly fisher and founded the NYC Fly Fishing Meetup.
Bhuwan leverages user research, conducts data analysis and builds models to help shape strategies to drive Meetup growth and improvement. He can often be found at soccer meetups going on in New York City!
Bryan makes community support his number one priority. When he's not at Meetup, he enjoys going to concerts, tattoos, NY Giants football, and a good pun.
Kellie is part of the Community Team, where she gets to do what she loves-- helping people, solving problems, and building strong communities. When she's not at Meetup, you can find her writing about race and women in tech, playing with her dog Dylan, or working on her passion project GoGiver, which finds creative ways to show appreciation to nonprofit volunteers.
Teresa makes sure new and existing Meetup features are running smoothly.
Andrew works with and supports Meetup's thriving community of Members and Organizers to help make their Groups successful.
In his free time Andrew enjoys drawing, over-analyzing the Knicks, and giving unlicensed haircuts.
Sarah is helping the Trust & Safety team improve member experience and internal workflow through data analysis.
Maki is thrilled to be part of the Community team, and enjoys guiding and supporting Meetup organizers and members. She likes pickles, paper crafts, polka dots, and alliteration.
Rebecca is very happy to be a part of the Community Team and support members in getting together to build lasting connections. Outside of the office, she enjoys seeing live music, attempting to be a coffee and beer connoisseur, hanging out with dogs of all sizes, and finding any reason to bake something.
Andreas is a venture capitalist and Managing Director at DFJ, where he serves on the Boards of a number of cool companies, including Meetup. Andreas focuses primarily on software investments (enterprise infrastructure and consumer/Internet), wireless networking, and technology-enabled services.
Brad is a founding partner of Union Square Ventures, an early stage venture capital group in New York. He invests in web services which, like Meetup, have the potential to fundamentally change important markets. He currently serves on the boards of Indeed, Pinch Media, Tumblr, Bug Labs, Wesabe, Adaptive Blue, and Oddcast.
Di-Ann Eisnor, VP Platform & Partnership runs US operations and is crafting the cartography of "live mapping" for Israeli crowd-sourced navigation and real-time traffic start-up, Waze.
Di-Ann is a neogeography pioneer and serial entrepreneur employing all means to increase the world's citizen mappers.
Prior to Waze, Di-Ann was Co-Founder and CEO of Platial, a widely adopted mobile and online social mapping service funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Ram Shriram and others. Di-Ann holds a BS in Studio Art and Business Administration from New York University.
Esther Dyson is editor of Release 1.0 (a CNET Networks property) and serves as court jester to the online world, as loving critic, angel investor, long-sighted analyst and enthusiastic participant.
Douglas is the author of 'The Culting of Brands', the fruit of 10 years of research into how organizations create loyalty and devotion from their members. He has spent much of his career in Marketing and Advertising, and was most recently Chief Community Officer at Meetup.
Pierre is the founder and chairman of eBay. Inspired by the social value created by eBay and Meetup, Pierre and his wife Pam established Omidyar Network to fund businesses and nonprofit organizations that leverage market-based, collaborative approaches to create opportunity for people around the world. Pierre also serves as a trustee of Tufts University, Punahou School, and Santa Fe Institute
Photo credit: Allison V. Smith
Richard Rowe is a clinical psychologist and educator who advises social benefit organizations, focusing on organizational health and development. He has worked in West Africa, was Associate Dean at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, been the CEO of a $500 million publicly-traded internet business, and directed the Internet and Information Services team of the Dean for America presidential campaign. He has been engaged with Meetup since 2003.
Senator Bradley is a Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC. Senator Bradley served in the U.S. Senate from 1979 to 1997 representing the state of New Jersey. In 2000, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Prior to serving in the Senate, he was an Olympic gold medalist and a New York Knick, winning 2 NBA championships. He has authored five books on American politics, culture and economy.
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