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.
Maygan enjoys helping out with the Meetup group approval process! In her free time she likes to watch an excessive amount of shows on Netflix, make fancy ramen, and raise money to support breast cancer research.
Steve is helping the UI team develop and maintain the front-end of both Meetup and Meetup Everywhere.
Duncan is a lot like a pirate, except he tests features and investigates bugs instead of plundering and swashbuckling. Also, instead of sailing on a ship he sits at a desk. Duncan actually has very little in common with a pirate.
Randy thinks numbers can talk and spends his time spreading their messages to everyone so we're all smarter about what we do.
Sarah Jean provides support to the Meetup community so its members can navigate the site and make their Meetups more successful. She spends the rest of her time biking the boroughs in search of the perfect taco, dreaming of ways to renovate her apartment and everyone else's, designing and making jewelry, and trying really hard to not go too dog crazy.
Laura works on the Community 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.
Rick helps build and maintain the parts of the Meetup site that you can see.
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.
Gary oversees development and operations for Meetup.
Courtney works with the product team to make the Meetup web and mobile experiences as awesome as possible. She likes baking fancy things, wearing obnoxiously bright colors, and is impressively good at identifying songs within 2 seconds.
Mario helps to ensure that members are able to utilize Meetup in a way that will foster community building. Mario spends his free time listening to bands like Beach House, The National, Little Dragon, and M83. He also enjoys cooking and rooftop farming.
Jeff works with the QA team to make sure that Meetup is awesome. In his spare time he likes to play board games, take pictures of food, and insist that Rush is the best rock band of all time.
Ryan gets jazzed about people getting together, sharing interests and discovering new hobbies. That's why he's on the Community team helping members find, join and attend awesome Meetups. Outside of Meetup HQ, Ryan enjoys playing rugby, chowing down on dumplings and watching the same shows over and over on Netflix.
Will is a computer programmer.
Will's personal site is Diogenes Club and his Twitter handle is @kuribo.
Mike works on the Meetup app for Android, fixing bugs and adding new features.
John is a designer and engineer working on Meetup's mobile website, accompanied by an Elroy: Solar Corgi™ bobble head.
Ian does everything in his power to keep Meetup...up.
Caroline provides support to the Meetup community so they can navigate the site and make their Meetups more successful. She also spends a lot of time obsessing over dogs, wandering around Brooklyn, and playing pub quiz.
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.
Scott lays awake at night dreaming about supporting the Meetup community. In his spare time he volunteers for a nonprofit and searches for new additions to his guitar collection.
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.
She's a Co-Organizer of Working@Meetup and loves her job because she works with the most talented and inspiring team she's ever met.
Liz works with the community team and Lawzilla to make sure Meetup members are safe, happy, and getting along. Besides nourishing her interest in intellectual property + the internet, Liz does art workshops with kids in her spare time.
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.
Doug has two main goals at Meetup. His first is to keep the team morale high and his second is to keep Meetup HQ clean...he's our in-house Hoover and likes to hang by our picnic tables, munching on escaped crumbs during lunch.
Hunter loves developing user interfaces and drinkeating bubble tea. You can find him partaking in both at Meetup.
Liana provides support for the Meetup community and works to make their Meetup experiences smooth, successful and, of course, enjoyable. When Liana is not assisting Meetup members, she enjoys traveling, searching for new ice cream flavors, or a combination of the two.
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 enjoys using data and improving Meetup's back-end.
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.
Michael works with the product team, and helps build and launch great new Meetup products & features. He's particularly interested in the mobile world of Meetup, and is also the organizer of the NY Location Based Apps Meetup.
Wayne works behind the scenes to help make sure Meetup's systems are running smoothly.
Adam answers emails and phone calls from Meetup members and Organizers. He also helps support the rest of the Community Team as we work to make the Meetup community even more successful.
Andres develops insight-informed strategies that help set the company's direction.
Alex helps with user research, with a focus on communication and connections within the Meetup community.
He's a big fan of the Internet, NYC and weird foods.
Nate is excited to be joining the Product Team to help take new Meetup features from concept to launch. Nate is a member of the Manhattan International Coed Soccer Group and is hoping to join more Meetups in the coming months.
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.
He's also the Organizer of JCNY: Japanese Cinema in the City of New York.
Chris explores data to find insights which guide Meetup's strategy.
Nathan helps make Meetup's software smarter, more useful, and more reliable. He organizes the ny-scala Meetup and publishes a half-dozen open source apps and libraries.
Jason helps develop and maintain Meetup's interface.
Katie provides support to the Meetup community so they can navigate the site and make their Meetups more successful. In addition to chatting with Members and Organizers, Katie likes to sit on porches and make empanadas (but usually not at the same time).
Will helps build and maintain Meetup's front-end features.
Anna investigates how people use Meetup, helps test new ideas, and drops in on Meetup Groups to produce insights that drive strategy at Meetup.
Rich works on the back-end of the site, coding new features and maintaining existing ones. He is organizer of the Dashing Whippets.
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.
Matt helps develop and maintain Meetup's user interface. He enjoys long walks with his view camera.
Emily works to recruit the best technical talent for Meetup. In her spare time she likes cooking, eating, and spending time with her dog.
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.
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.
Alistair is an engineer for Meetup's iPhone app. Originally from Australia, he holds the record for furthest distance traveled to work at Meetup.
Jake couldn't stay away after his summer internship, and has returned in full-force to making the back-end better, stronger, faster.
Nora works to help grow the Meetup team and performs other HR related duties.
She's also a Co-organizer of Working@Meetup.
Liz loves providing support for the Meetup community because she is her warm and fuzziest when she's bringing people together to discover new things. In her spare time she's an urban explorer, lover of dogs, and total bookworm.
Gavin works on the QA Team to help ensure Meetup's functionality is awesome, enabling everyone to Meetup Everywhere about Most Everything.
Nicole supports the HR team as well as the Finance and Legal teams. When she's not at the office, you can find her learning languages, singing about what she is doing at the current moment, or speaking in weird voices.
Mike works on Meetup's front-end with a particular focus on making the interface easier to use and more informative. With a broad background in psychology, engineering, and data analysis, he helps the site get more people together offline.
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.
Andrea dishes out delicious customer service to our loyal members.
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.
Katie uses her southern charm to cheerfully answer questions and concerns from the Meetup community.
Grey helps the Community team to ensure new Meetup groups are ready to be announced. When she isn't quality-checking, she can be found writing songs, reading dystopian novels, and busting out yoga moves on her mat.
Erik works to make Meetup smarter and faster. In his free time he rides bikes, writes open source code, and plays loud music.
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.
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.
Erik is a software engineer who fixes bugs and codes new features on the site's backend. As a former Community Specialist, he's particularly interested in creating tools that make life easier for his former teammates too.
Chelsey Prudhomme keeps MeetupHQ looking good with her design skills. Hailing from South Texas, she can be found cooking southern comfort food, whooping you in Monopoly and hiding in closets to scare the living daylights out of you.
Joshua supports and guides members through any issues they may have. As cheesy as it sounds, his goal is to encourage the Meetup Community at large to make the world a better place, one Meetup at a time.
Jose works on awesome stuff on the back end. He is a member of the Military Veterans in Tech Meetup.
Jaclyn works to support and encourage members of the Meetup community to not be afraid of exploring the great, wide world outside of their computers. When she's not helping users navigate Meetup's waters, you can find her dancing to Swedish pop star Robyn's greatest hits, and sending pictures of dogs to her friends.
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.
Daniel loves engine rooms and control panels. He works on the back-end team to ensure the gears of the meetup machine stay well oiled and our members enjoy a smooth experience on the site.
While not manipulating the controls of Meetup, Daniel likes manipulating those of airplanes! Fear of flying? Talk to me!
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.
Sadaf helps the UI team build the best web experience for all Meetup members by maintaining the current site and working on cool, new features.
Qing keeps the servers running smoothly and handles tech support for our staff.
Nick is a product designer working on how to build and strengthen relationships among Meetup members.
He wants to drink beer and eat pizza with you.
Phil sits around the office and makes puns and other bad jokes. In his spare time, he also builds and improves the Meetup user interface and iOS app.
Doug helps build out the web API and expose the platform to a community particularly close to his heart - the developer community.
Marina is very excited to be a part of the Community 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.
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.
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.
Matt works on the discovery and on boarding experience at Meetup and is always thinking of more awesome ways to help people find the right communities to make life-changing connections.
P.S. Matt himself ended up at Meetup by going to Meetups, and it's been a life-changing experience for him.
Dave works on the product team helping to develop and refine the Meetup experience. In addition to building web products, he loves making physical things and keeps a loaded hot glue gun in his drawer at all times.
Shane enjoys drinking way too much coffee, quoting cheesy action flicks, and trying to cook things that taste good. He also makes things usable and look pretty around Meetup. He would very much like a dog with floppy ears to call his sidekick.
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.
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.
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.
Todor is a Senior Director, Investments at Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm that invests in market-based approaches to help people improve their lives. Todor's role includes leading the Social Media investment area, making investments that encourage people to connect to others with shared interests and take action on what matters to them. Todor serves as a board member for Meetup, a board advisor for O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, and a board observer for Common Sense Media, Federated Media Publishing, and Socialtext.
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.
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.
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.
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