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 (http://www.lyft.me/), and Erika Murdock Balbuena, Marketplace Manager at TaskRabbit (https://www.taskrabbit.com/).
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 (https://twitter.com/emilycastor), Community Manager at Lyft (http://www.lyft.me/) 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 (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/erika-murdock-balbuena/2/962/841), Marketplace Manager at TaskRabbit (https://www.taskrabbit.com/). 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
Brittany Murlas (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brittany-murlas/28/557/a8) and Winston Bowden (http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=832602&locale=en_US&trk=tyah) will be your hosts on April 24th. I have the great privilege of joining the Unreasonable at Sea (http://unreasonableatsea.com/) Voyage as a mentor, and will be traveling. Wish you a wonderful time at the event and see you soon!
Founder, Community Hacks
PS: A reminder we alternative between San Francisco and the South Bay each month. We'll be back to the city in May!