What we're about
The basic idea:
• You work in tech.
• You're in the NYC area.
• You care about "people" issues.
• You think the hardest problem in computing is "people".
• You are interested in how we work; how to structure work; how to work together; how to help your colleagues succeed.
And... there's so much to learn:
There's a ton of books out there to get good ideas from. Too many in fact. You'll never get through them all. So don't. Distribute the learning.
What a meeting is like:
We all read different "people" books. We get together every month and 2 people each present a book or a concept from a book. Their presentation can be up to 20 minutes long and then, we talk about the concepts from the presentation for a while.
We limit ourselves to 2 presentations per meetup. Each presentation can be up to 20 minutes long with an additional discussion period that can also be up to 20 minutes long. Presentations can be a general overview of a book, a discussion of a specific topic from a book or a synthesis of ideas from across a number of books.
We keep our meetings small 10-14 people max so if you RSVP and later find that you can't attend, please cancel as soon as possible. Priority for signup to any given meeting is given to attendees of the previous meeting.
Interested in presenting?
Get some inspiration from our "books of interest" list (http://www.meetup.com/the-tech-people-bookclub/pages/Books_of_interest/) and our list of past presentations (http://www.meetup.com/the-tech-people-bookclub/pages/Past_Presentations/). If you see a book you would like to present from on the past presentations list, fret not, reach out to the organizers, its quite possible that if you want to focus on a specific topic that its still available for a deeper dive.
Once you've decided on a book, message an organizer and we can work out the details.
Code of Conduct:
The Tech "People" Bookclub is dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: http://www.meetup.com/the-tech-people-bookclub/pages/Code_of_Conduct/