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What we’re about

Who is this meetup group for?
πŸ§‘β€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘πŸ§‘β€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘ We’re a Community. Our attendees feel like they’re a part of the group. This group is not run by a company -- it is run by a group of individual community members.
πŸ“ˆπŸ” Of Product Managers and Product Designers. Or for people who work with them, or want to become one.
πŸ£πŸ“ At Any Level. Whether you’re aspiring, newer, or more experienced.

We invite anyone working on product development, especially product designers and product managers. You may already be working in one of these roles, or you might be interested in learning more about these roles β€” either way, you’re welcome!

What do we do at these events?
πŸ’¬ Discussion. Many attendees come with questions, ideas, or strategies to discuss.
πŸ•ΈοΈ Networking. Many people come to meet people, that's enough reason on its own.
🫲🏻 Support. Many of our attendees in the past have also found mentors, mentees, and peer-support. We encourage it!

Many people come with questions, ideas or strategies to discuss β€” and many others just come to meet people! Many of our attendees in the past have also found mentors, mentees, and peer-support friends β€” and we encourage attendees to form relationships like these.

What happened to Design and Donuts?
With our post-pandy reboot, we are trying out an event that invites both product designers AND product managers β€” β€œProduct and Pastries”. There is so much overlapping interest with these two groups. We also noticed a need in the DC area for a community-led group for product managers, and we’re happy to pull them into this group. Yay product development!

Join us on Slack!
We chat on DC Tech Slack in the channel #product-and-pastries.

Interested in Volunteering/Organizing?
Interested in helping with these events? We'd love to have you! The more support we have, the more we can (sustainably!) do!!

Join us on DC Tech Slack in #product-and-pastries-volunteers-and-organizers