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Welcome Thread - v8

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Hey there! Welcome to The Community Club!

Welcome welcome welcome!

In this thread you can:

  • Leave a comment below to introduce yourself to the community โœŒ๏ธFeel free to share a bit about your background, what brought you to this community, and any other fun facts you want to share!

  • Say hi to other folks who've joined the Community Club this week!

  • Let everyone know your favorite part about community building ๐Ÿ‘

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Chris Tweten ๐Ÿ

๐Ÿ‘จ Hey Community Club, just joined!

๐ŸŒŠ I'm working as CMO at GrowSurf, the referral program software for startups that brings in 9-40% monthly growth for customers

โœŒ๏ธ Most of our customers come from SEO so I'm here to learn and share my experiences with building out the GrowSurf community

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Alex Angel

Hey Chris, welcome to the community!

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Espree Devora

nice, would love to check this out! you should be interviewed on the DGMG podcast, want a connect?

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Chris Tweten ๐Ÿ

Definitely up for it! Shoot me an email: chris@growsurf.com

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Anne Mbugua

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ Chris!

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Eve

Hey Community Club!
Happy to find such club already cos I'm new to community building but really need it.
Nevertheless, I'm startup advisor and CMO (Marketing Shiva) in Viewst, no-code tool for ads production.
And I came to the point that Viewst needs its community)))
Would love to share all that I know in case of need and to network and study from all of you!

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Luis Malbas

Hi all! Nice to meet you! I'm the Founder and run The Training, Learning, and Development Community, a community for corporate trainers, instructional designers, anyone that has a role in workplace education and training. I'm a digital and live event producer as well, and looking to learn more about what people are doing for community building in spaces outside of my own.

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Scott Hurrey

Hi all,

Thanks to @mdimino for introducing me to this community! I love the look and feel of the site. I am responsible for Developer Relations and EdTech Standards at Blackboard. Been doing DevRel longer than I knew what DevRel was.

Looking forward to meeting other Community leaders, both DevRel and not.

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Ashley Gardiner Gilson

Hi there! I am the Head of INCO US - INCO is a global nonprofit that supports communities that have been historically excluded from the knowledge economy. We support diverse entrepreneurs who are building solutions to community problems and we offer tuition free workforce training aligned with tech & green jobs.

I am leading our US partnership and fundraising efforts, so community building is critical! I am very new to it, so hoping to learn and network here!

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Kevin Barnes

Hey everyone ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

I stumbled upon The Community Club whilst looking for community organisations/support groups online ๐Ÿ˜ I'm Community Manager at Virgin Media in the UK. I stumbled into community from the support world and have done all the jobs whilst getting to this point.

My favourite part about community building - getting the change to share opportunities with the community on the back of the engagement/participation in the group. When community works well it enables so many things in my book.

Fun facts - I'm a fluent Welsh speaker; I've been working on writing and recording an album during lockdown

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Natalie

Hey everyone, I'm new here!

I found this group through the Community Club conference this week and excited to learn and get more involved!

I'm working on building a platform to help build communities that scale. At Junto, we're turning audience into community through small, format, live guided video conversations. Looking forward to sharing my experience and learning from all of you!

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Haley Bash

๐Ÿ‘‹ Hi everyone! I'm Haley (she/they).

๐Ÿ’ป My background is in software engineering and distributed political organizing.

๐Ÿ—ณ My teammate and I are in the process of building a community for Democratic and progressive volunteer donor organizers to move them up the political engagement ladder -- more on that here if you're curious: paper.dropbox.com/doc/The-movement...

๐Ÿ™‡โ€โ™€๏ธ I've joined to learn from/grow with others who are building communities of their own.

๐Ÿ’ก My favorite thing about community building is supporting people in their transformations, and (ideally) those transformations provide some greater collective impact to the world around them.

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Joanne Griffin

Hey folks -
I run a non-profit community of business leaders (+1500 members) - we do not charge for our services as we strongly feel that everyone should have access to support along the lifecycle of their business (we want to democratize access to knowledge, support and financial aid to SMEs). Most of our members are micro-businesses and early-stage startups.

Member 'benefits' or services are:
๐ŸŽ‰ Slack community
๐Ÿ“ฐ Substack newsletter
๐ŸŽ Weekly events covering networking (casual and 'formal' on Icebreaker), sales forums, coaching circles, masterclasses, holistic health sessions - all events are hosted by us but members provide their services for free also to promote their business (ie lead with value)
๐Ÿ“ฝ Recorded trainings and events on our (unlisted) YouTube channel
๐Ÿคนโ€โ™€๏ธ Focus groups for early-stage startups, Beta user groups for MVP-stage startups and pitching sessions for later stage

We are registered as a non-profit but have not yet secured funding or sponsorship (we provide all of the above for free). Looking forward to learning from you all here and hopefully building this community into a sustainable business model!

irelandtogether.ie

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Brian

Hi everyone! I'm one of the co-founders of Munch, a social app for sharing restaurant reviews with friends instead of strangers. I am currently running community for our product but have little to no experience with it.

My goal here is to learn more about the field and find useful tips others have used to create and foster meaningful communities within their businesses.

Hopefully, some of you have been in my shoes at some point and if not, still great to meet all of you (virtually)

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Eddie Jaoude

Hi everyone!

I am an Open Source fullstack and DevRel expert, with experience in Javascript, Typescript, SQL, NoSQL, automation testing and DevOps.

I founded the inclusive EddieHub community to foster collaboration, communication and career development. Our motto is "Collaboration 1st, Code 2nd".

I am keen to geek out with you all, and share what I know and learn from you all :)

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Mohammed Imtiyaz

Hey Community Club, Glad to join here.

I'm co-founder of Curatora.io, the content discovery and curation tool for Social Media Managers. It helps discover, curate, and distribute top-notch relevant content that your target audience wants to read.

Learning early traction and scaling for my SaaS product Curatora.io.

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Eleanor

Hi Community Club!

My name is Eleanor, and I'm the Community Manager at Pangea.app, a freelancing platform for students. I'm working on building a community of young professionals who feel confident exploring independent, project-based work using skills they care about (and making sure they get paid while they're at it!) :)

Pangea.app is still a young company, so I look forward to learning from all of you about how to build a strong community among our student users!

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Bruna

Hello everyone!

I found this community through the Community Club Conference and will be a pleasure to learn more about the theme.

I'm working on a consultance company as Open Innovation Specialist and I'm part of a innovation community un Brazil called San Pedro Valley.

I've already worked as a community manager and still helping/ mentoring startups to create their communities.

I would love to learn with you!

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Mariana Benjamin

Hello, everyone!

Currently re-entering the community management space after the global parallelogram (I mean, technically the paramecium is ongoing, but things do seem to be going back to normal-ish). Formerly worked with the AT&T Community team and managed the Power BI Community at Microsoft. Looking forward to my next adventure! Onwards and upwards.

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Kevin

Hi Mariana,

Your job sounds super exciting! if possible, could you share with us some of the experience/ lessons you have working with the AT&T team? I think of AT&T as a mobile/ internet network company, so developing a community in that sector must have been a lot more different than the traditional consumer tech industries!

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Hamish Duncan

Hey yo Community Club!

I'm new here... Looking to learn from others and connect with likeminded individuals (especially those who like to look sideways... skate, snow, surf)

My passion is in people-powered change for a carbon-neutral future, especially in the pursuit of action sports and adventure travel.

Cheers,
Hamish
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Jake Dewar • Edited

๐Ÿ‘‹ Hello Builders!!

Jake here - I recently found out about the Community Club while reading Arvid Kahl's new book, "The Embedded Entrepreneur". (Not directly mentioned, but via an interactive chapter)

Super pumped to build relationships with creative and driven folks, and of course add value where I can.

I'm currently building Dewr - A premium community for personal development.

... Think your trusty social platform, but instead of cat pictures, goal-oriented, interactive content for task-management, progress tracking, and a whole lot of social accountability!

Anyway, can't wait to meet you all and watch our communities grow!

Jake

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Grisel • Edited

๐Ÿ™Œ Hello guys!

I'm very excited to be here. I'm ready to learn from each other!

โšกI'm Co-Founder & CMO at Sideby.io

A customer support solution as if you are sitting side-by-side with your visitor. See and control your user screen with zero setup (frictionless cobrowsing).

Happy to hear your feedback and share our journey! ๐Ÿ’ช

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Inky Vos • Edited

Hi all! I am Inky and I work on the community team of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance. My background is in Sustainability Science, and I am based in The Netherlands. However, our organisation is remote/EU. Our aim is to build a strong community and reach the goals on our Roadmap (sdialliance.org/roadmap) towards Sustainable Digital Infrastructure together!

My partner found and showed me this group today, and I decided to join straight away! As we are a young organisation, I am very keen to be inspired by other community managers, while also participating in interesting discussions and learning more about how to improve the experience of the people in our community.

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Anne Mbugua • Edited

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ Community,

I'm so glad to have stumbled upon you through scouring the internet!

I've been learning about community building, networking, and sustaining community connections.

I'm a transitioning non profit program manager to a remote content marketer so community building is essential.

Community has been top of mind and I love engaging in communities.

Connecting with others is my number one favorite in community building.

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Kevin

Hi there everyone, my name is Kevin. Currently working in Business Development for a Software Engineer Outsourcing firm in South East Asia.

I've lurking on Community Twitter for a while, and alot of folks recommend Commsor, and Community Club as a place to learn and grow. Thank you for creating the space y'all!

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Sneha Susan Jacob

Hi Community Club, I'm new to community building and never really knew I needed it until I stumbled across community club. I'm here to learn more and grow.

I am a curious and creative supply chain professional who is working on building a community connecting SMEs and experiential vendors who were impacted by the pandemic, with people like you and me. Along with, meeting new people with mutual social interests.

What I aim to achieve through community building is getting to be a part of someone's growth curve by supporting them in ways known and unknown.

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vincent

Hi all!

Baby Product Manager with a background in law and a career in Crowd-funding and VC.
I'm curious to see how community is going to shape the future of tech. Already bought the domain name campfires.studio and I am looking for crazy people to create something with it :)
Have a good sunday

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vincent

Hi all

Baby product manager with a background in law and career in crowdfunding and VC. I am curious to see how community will shape the future of tech. I already bought the campfires.studio domain name and I am looking for crazy people to create something with it.
Have a great Sunday

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Janine Weightman

Hey everyone!
I'm Janine from Northumberland, UK. I specialise in knowledge management and community building is definitely a massive part of that! I am the founder of Knovolution and I help my clients will all sorts of areas of knowledge management, also their community strategies and implementation. I am also building my own membership site for Knovolution.
I've worked for 13 years in the oil and gas sector and mostly developed internal communities of practice. I love comparing and contrasting the approaches to internal/external community building.
When I am not starting 'knovolutions', I go adventuring with my two Patterdale terriers and play guitar in a couple of heavy metal bands \m/

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Estefanie

Hey there! I'm new here too. I just found this forum through going down a rabbit hole on Twitter. So happy to be here!

I work for a company that is all about building community. I am a recent hire at 4.5 months in, but I love Circl.es so much for the growth it's initiated in me.

I am part of the Operations Team at Circl.es but I am more focused on UXR, previous to my role in a tech start up, I was an academic. I studied politics, environmental economics, and human rights. I am hyper-focused on building authentic relationships with the consumers we work with every day! :D

Let's talk!

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megans

Hiiii! I'm new here. I work with online communities with my incredible company Audentio :) I do design and social media with them, and I've loved getting to know online communities more deeply :D

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Kevin Habich

awww jurassic park is my favorite movie ๐Ÿฅบ honestly never felt more welcome to an online community.

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Kevin Habich

oh, i guess i should also say why i'm here :) i came here from the yellow newsletter.

my favorite part about community building is building "patterns of agreement." i learned this term from an improv coach. it's when a group is first getting to know each other and our similarities emerge organically.

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Karthik Senthil

Hey everyone - im new to building community! Just launched HAX (learnhax.xyz), a digital community to help GenZ build wealth thru investing. Cant wait to learn from everyone (and help where I can)

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