Meetup brings people together in thousands of cities to do more of what they want to do in life. It is organized around one simple idea: when we get together and do the things that matter to us, we’re at our best. And that’s what Meetup does. It brings people together to do, explore, teach and learn the things that help them come alive.
For example, people run marathons, thanks to running Meetups. They write, thanks to writing Meetups. They change their careers, thanks to career Meetups. Because at Meetups, people welcome each other. They talk, help, mentor, and support each other – all in pursuit of moving their lives forward.
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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.
Adam helps organizers fund successful Meetups through member payment. He found the world's best nanny via the Upper West Side Moms Meetup.
Akshat is a Machine Learning Engineer on the data team. He uses data and algorithms to help people meetup and do what they love to do with other people who share their passion.
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!
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.
Andrea works with the Community Experience 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.
Andres develops insight-informed strategies that help set the company's direction.
Anita develops new features and maintains Meetup's front-end. She's passionate about learning and creating with code. Outside of work Anita is interested in photography and urban adventures.
Ann provides support to the Meetup community. She is constantly on the lookout for roast beef sandwiches, empanadas, and Game of Thrones fans.
Anna is an engineer, working on our Internal Tools team.
Anne writes code for Meetup's backend. She is thankful for the existence of Squidwrench hackerspace. Her current emotion is probably excitement about computers.
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.
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!
Brendan is Meetup's co-founder and leads the business operations teams of the company: Finance, Legal, Biz Dev, HR, and Administration.
Brendan manages social media for Meetup. When he's not busy overdosing on coffee or playing FIFA, he's producing content for the web.
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.
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.
Brian is excited to bring his passion for understanding human behavior to Meetup in order to amplify the voices of its community by conveying their stories and experiences to the team. In his spare time he can be found exploring new music, Meetups, books and experiences.
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.
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.
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.
Calvin works on Meetup's Android team.
Camille leads the Office Ops & Admin teams ensuring everything runs smoothly & efficiently from H2T.
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.
Chris supports Meetup organizers and members on the Community team. The only things Chris loves more than Chris are feminism, video games, pretty websites, and sandwiches.
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.
Chris is here because he believes the role of the Internet is to connect human beings to each other. He's working on infrastructure for the data team to make Meetup better at doing just that.
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.
Chris has a passion for making things work and making people happy. Joining Meetup as the Systems Support Manager enables him to do this all day - every day. He keeps systems humming and provides the tools Meetup needs to help create community.
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.
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.
Dan is a Machine Learning Engineer, working on the Data team.
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.
Daniel works on Meetup's back-end. He joined Meetup because he wants to help build platforms that allow people to connect and form real communities. In his free time he enjoys playing sports and working out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deirdre works with the Internal Tools team and cares a lot about social justice and celebrity gossip.
Doug helps build out the web API and expose the platform to a community particularly close to his heart - the developer community.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Hailing from the land that introduced Dunkin Donuts and Tom Brady, Ervin is excited to join Community Integrity (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.
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.
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.
Fiona is responsible for product, design and community.
Gavin works on the QA Team to help ensure Meetup's functionality is awesome, enabling everyone to Meetup Everywhere about Most Everything.
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.
Hannah helps moderate member experience to make it meaningful and trustworthy.
Hayley works on the Meetup backend, and is thrilled to be on a team that’s enthusiastic about making things better. In her free time, she likes brunching and wandering NYC parks, and is on a continual search for the perfect opportunity for nighttime photography.
Ian does everything in his power to keep Meetup...up.
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.
Jake couldn't stay away after his summer internship, and has returned in full-force to making the back-end better, stronger, faster.
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.
Jason is a Canadian nerd living in Brooklyn. He wants to create a more enlightened society empowered by computers, and spends his time dreaming and building the software needed to accomplish this.
Jason helps develop and maintain Meetup's interface.
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.
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.
Jose works on awesome stuff on the back end. He is a member of the Military Veterans in Tech Meetup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kelty develops strategies to help Meetup achieve its MEME mission.
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.
Kristin is thrilled to have joined the team at Meetup! She works with Talent & Culture to make the best possible experience for employees and candidates alike. Outside of the office, Kristin loves to travel, sing, and discuss anything relating to Harry Potter.
Larry works on the back-end and strives to create the best experience possible for Members and Organizers.
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.
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.
Leigh supports our Meetup Communities to make sure everyone has an amazing experience! Usually you can find her in Brooklyn with her husband, two cats, and French Bulldog. She knows far too much about bad horror movies, incorporates avocado into most of her meals, and collects racing medals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mary joined the Community Team because she wants to foster real life connections and help others find a sense of belonging through community. In her free time, Mary enjoys reading and writing poetry, cooking adventurously spicy vegetarian food, thrift shopping, and taking long walks with her crazy pup, Margie, in Prospect Park.
Matt is a software engineer on the Data team. He works on data pipeline and machine learning problems.
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.
Matt helps develop and maintain Meetup's user interface. He enjoys long walks with his view camera.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mike joined the Community Support Team to help Internet users live in real life. Outside of the office Mike is unashamedly ordering hot chocolate at coffee shops, wandering New York neighborhoods, and evangelizing socially-conscious technology use.
Michael works on Meetup's iOS team. Outside of software, he's interested in music and video games.
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.
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.
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.
Mike works on the Meetup app for Android, fixing bugs and adding new features.
Mike helps develop Meetup's front-end. Outside of web development, he enjoys playing soccer, playing guitar and snowboarding.
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.
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.
Nicole joined the Community Integrity 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.
Nora works to help grow the Meetup team and performs other HR related duties. She's also a Co-organizer of Working@Meetup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Phil is a Big Law asylee whose cutting-edge practice spanned K Street, Madison Avenue, and beyond. He is glad to have found a home at Meetup, where his astute legal counsel propels our innovation. Phil enjoys dad jokes, the outdoors, and dinner parties. He is also an organizer of the Jewish Culture Meetup .
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.
Qing keeps the servers running smoothly and handles tech support for our staff.
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.
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.
Rich works on the back-end of the site, keeping the team happy coding new features and maintaining existing ones. He is organizer of the Dashing Whippets.
Rick helps build and maintain the parts of the Meetup site that you can see.
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.
Sach extracts insights from data to inform strategies for strengthening Meetup.
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.
Sam works in the Android team, helping to make the Meetup app awesome! He's currently based in London. He loves cycling, rock-climbing and traveling the world.
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.
Santosh loves to write WWW robots, and dreams of a greater Meetup'ed world. Outside of Meetup, he is a fitness, Cricket, and Ping Pong enthusiast.
Sarah is helping the Community Experience team improve member experience and internal workflow through data analysis.
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.
Sarah joined the Community team because she wanted to get more involved in connecting and empowering people. When she’s not at Meetup, Sarah likes playing games, blogging about books, and wandering Prospect Park, trying to pet all the dogs.
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.
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 fiance and their pets. Sean and his fiance are originally from Chicago and have lived in Brooklyn since 2013.
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.
Steve is helping the UI team develop and maintain the front-end of both Meetup and Meetup Everywhere.
Steve works on the front-end of Meetup.com while he helps keep the team running smoothly. Outside the office, he plays in some loud bands, is often confused for someone else with the same name, and yes, he would like to meet your dog.
Teresa makes sure new and existing Meetup features are running smoothly.
Theresa joined the finance team at Meetup to help with budgeting and forecasting our expenses. In her spare time she loves exploring new places, spending time with family & friends and cooking as much as she can.
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.
Troy provides daily tech support at Meetup HQ.
Wayne works behind the scenes to help make sure Meetup's systems are running smoothly.
Will provides support to Meetup's Community Team and prides himself on helping others to self organize and share their passions! When Will isn't in the office, chances are he's meandering through the side streets of Brooklyn or binge watching Anthony Bourdain.
Will is a computer programmer.
Will helps build and maintain Meetup's front-end features.
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.
Yaofei is working on building Meetup's automated testing framework and CI system. Outside of the office, he likes to travel around the world and explore the different character of cities by waking, biking or driving.
Yvette leads the engineering team in continuous learning, invention, and launch of quality software and systems to Meetup members around the world.
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
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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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