The Community Club

Welcome Thread - v8

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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Loksan / Impact Consulting Hub

Welcome Chris!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Justin Jackson

๐Ÿ˜ฎ OMG! I can't believe this place exists. Feels like I've found my people! ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ I'm Justin Jackson. I live in Vernon, BC, Canada.

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ I'm the co-founder of Transistor.fm, a podcast hosting platform.

๐Ÿค˜ I've been running MegaMaker, a community for bootstrappers, since 2013.

๐Ÿฅ I'm working on a new project with Josh Anderton called Meeps: the best way to build a membership site.

(Meeps is what I wish I had when I started MegaMaker: member registration, subscriptions, onboarding, member profiles & directory, paid newsletter + content)

๐ŸŽง You can follow along with Josh and I as we build Meeps on our podcast.

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Justin Jackson

@espree @jayclouse @ben @mac @andymci @8bit nice to see some familiar faces here!

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Jay Clouse ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ ๐Ÿ“

hey! there he is! Good to see you here too, Justin.

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Andy McIlwain ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Likewise! Welcome to the club. :)

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Ben Halpern

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

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John @ YEN

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i don't spend much time here though.

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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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Mary Scotton (she/her)

Hi everyone, so excited to find this group! I worked alongside the community team at Salesforce for 7 years as a Developer Evangelist and found that I loved inspiring community members to grow their careers and take on leadership roles in the community. I'm no longer at Salesforce, but I'm still connected to the community members I've met over the years!

Also, once I realized how many groups are underrepresented in tech, I worked to increase representation in the community and make the community more inclusive. I'd love to connect with other folks who are doing inclusion work!

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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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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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Kevin Holmes

Hey folks, nice to meet everyone. I'm Kevin Holmes, CEO @ foundersnetwork.com - we do peer mentorship for tech founders. Joining here to learn from others about how to build community especially the latest and greatest tools. One thing I'm looking for specifically at the moment is how to automate slack user administration -- easy enough to add new users but haven't yet found a tool that can automatically remove users. Happy to help others as a sounding board if you have a startup or startup idea.
Cheers,
Kevin

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Ben Halpern

Welcome!

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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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Joann

Hey Brian! (also new to the platform) I see this post is from a couple months back. I love the concept of Munch and tbh I've pondered about something similar for a while now (I'm a huge foodie and have always had a pain point of needing to create lists for different friends whenever we need to eat out). Would love to chat if you're open for a virtual coffee! I'm a huge believer in creating community / creating connection through food - would love to get your thoughts on this too! :)

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Mariana Carvalho Baptista • Edited

Hey community club! I'm happy to be here :)

My name is Mariana I am engaging and building a community of startup founders within a Business School in Lisbon, Portugal. It's been a great journey so far, but still a long way to go, grow and learn! Looking forward to collecting many insights here, and to network!

Speak soon :)

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Ben Halpern

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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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Cris Miquel

Hi there! ๐Ÿ‘‹

My name is Cristina, and I'm a Spanish marketer at getmanfred.com, a tech recruiting agency which has been strongly built and grown upon our country's technical community ๐Ÿ‘ฝ

Really looking forward to explore, learn and share how we pass certain boundaries (geographic, lingรผistic, etc.) and set off in the following months!

Nice to meet you all! ๐Ÿ––

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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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Gillian Wallace

Hey everyone!

My name's Gillian and I am the community coordinator at Rothy's! We make beautiful, sustainable, shoes and accessories that are designed to be closet staples!

Here to learn and discuss ways to grow communities and make members feel seen and appreciated! :)

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Sebastian

Hi all!

I'm a Data Consultant / Solopreneur who previously built up Data & Analytics Teams and Infrastructure for Rocket Internet. A lot of the startups we helped build grew into Unicorns and IPO'ed, so I learned a thing or two about how to grow businesses in a data-driven way.๐Ÿš€

On the weekend I started the "Data Action Network" Community to connect Data Professionals, (early-stage/ growth-stage) Founders, and VCs who want to exchange knowledge around how to use data to grow businesses fast and efficiently. ๐Ÿ“ˆ

I literally started 3 days ago so I hope I can learn something here about community building and share my journey!๐Ÿคž

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Daniel Zaragoza

Hi Community Club! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

I am Daniel. I currently work as a community manager at Lidr.co and do my little jobs as a freelancer, since I recently finished my studies. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I hope I can learn from everyone. I leave here the link to my LinkedIn in case you have any questions or we can do something together. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

linkedin.com/in/danielzgz/

A pleasure ๐Ÿ˜„

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Katie Hong

โœจHello!โœจ

I think I reached a pivotal moment in my life. Let me explain:
Last month, I was your regular freshly graduated undergrad - stomping around job boards, slurping up "career guru" advice on how to land your first job, madly implementing advice from those "Do this, not that" blogs. By chance someone I really admired in the creative industry was hiring for a CM position, and without much thought (or understanding what exactly a CM is) I applied - and miraculously got an interview. Post interview I went down the rabbit hole trying to figure out how to work the platform mentioned and found Community Club. I'm hooked.

So, hi again๐Ÿ‘‹- I'm Katie an aspiring community manager who is fascinated with how the digital space has transformed the way we gather and how it can be used to amplify the good we can do in this world.

Right now my challenge is learning how to translate my community building skillsets from observing and working with incredible connectors and gatherers in offline settings to the online space and, more importantly, figure out what exactly needs to be done to help people out.

Oh yeah, and finding a job. There's that to!

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Currently, I'm reading The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker and so far it is a wonderful collection of types of gatherings and how to design those spaces. (recommending as relevant food for thought!)

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Ben Halpern

Great to have you

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Lani Assaf

๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป Hi everyone! Thank you to @willatf for telling me about this group!

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป I'm the marketing lead at Elpha, the community of 50K+ women in tech. We combine community, content, and companies taking action on DEI to help women get ahead in tech.

โœŒ๐Ÿผ I'm excited to continue to learn about community building from this group and connect with anyone in a similar role / company.

โ˜•๏ธ Feel free to reach out on LinkedIn or Twitter - and we can set up a virtual coffee chat, etc. Also hope to get involved with some events here! (once I figure out what those are โ˜บ๏ธ)

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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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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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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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Andrea

Hi Community Club ๐Ÿ‘‹,

I'm a co-founder at a soon to be launched startup focusing on flexible work and the financial challenges facing freelancers. I'm here to get advice on how to start a community from zero and to share my experiences along the way.

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Loksan / Impact Consulting Hub

Hey Community Club!
I'm co-founder of a community of independent social impact /international development professionals call the Impact Consulting Hub (.com).

We're based in the UK but our members our based everywhere.

It's very mailing list-focused at the minute so hoping to evolve it into a proper community in which the members connect with and add value to each other.

Looking forward to learning from you folks.