Past Meetup

December 10th at Redfin

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Fizzmint founder Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack featured speaker.

Title for Tarah's talk is “From Engineer To Executive: Transitioning From Tech To The Top"

Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack ( (BA, MS, CSM, CSD) is co-founder and CEO of Fizzmint (, an end-to-end employee management company. She has led projects at Microsoft Game Studios (Halo and Lips), architected systems at Silent Circle (, holds two agile development certifications through the Scrum Alliance. ( She founded Red Queen Technologies, LLC (, and co-founded and is co-chair of Hack The People (, a mentorship project focused on underprivileged people in technology. She acquired her startup funds by cleaning out poker rooms in the Northwest and Las Vegas. Reach her at@tarah (

Also joining us as speakers are Arean van Veelen ( and Jason Foote ( of Offerup (

Arean van Veelen cofounder and CTO of Offerup is a technologist with nearly 20 years of cross functional experience with the design, building, and management of software products. He designed, sold, implemented enterprise and consumer products at Boeing, Philips, Marconi, Union Pacific, FirstGroup, CAT, GE, and other large corporations.

Jason Foote is lead engineer of Offerup and has a career that’s spanned several continents including positions in New Zealand, Australia, and the UK. He’s held positions at Provoke Solutions, Unique Micro Design, Genetic Limited, LexisNexis, and Domain Tools before joining Offerup.

Offers allows you to buy and sell locally in 30 seconds or less. With a single snap, you can take a photo of an item and instantly circulate it to people nearby. Know who you are dealing with, reduce the no-shows, and enjoy a simple buying and selling experience.

In February of 2014, Nick Huzar the cofounder of Offerup spoke at PyCon Startup Row Night at New Tech Meetup at Cornish Theater. In February Offerup was offering local buying and selling only in Seattle. Now less a year later Offerup is connecting buyers and sellers in 14 cities all across the US.

Learn more about how this fast growing Pacific Northwest startup scales to serve it's increasing base of fans.