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Welcome Thread - v8

The Community Club Team on May 10, 2021

Hey there! Welcome to The Community Club! In this thread you can: Leave a comment below to introduce yourself to the community โœŒ๏ธFeel free to ...
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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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tyler malin

Hi chris, nice to meet here! I had a chance to check out growsurf, looks great, congrats. I have a few dtc sub founders I connect with once a month and Iโ€™ll be sure to pass along.

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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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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

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John @ YEN

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i don't spend much time here though.

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Miranda Wilcox

yes, please!

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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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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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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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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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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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Mariana Carvalho Baptista • Edited on

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jake Dewar • Edited on

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 on

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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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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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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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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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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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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Lisa Barroca

Hi all! My name is Lisa, I use she/her pronouns and I'm jazzed to be here. I got my start in Community at Tempest, a digital recovery platform where I oversaw a massive program overhaul, platform migration, and 300% growth in a little over a year. I'm currently freelancing, writing, and on the hunt for my next community role.

I love to dork out on non-punitive community moderation, scaling equitable communities, and building community data plans that center measuring belonging, rather than relying on just engagement. I'm thrilled to be a part of this space and look forward to learning from and with you all!

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Brian Sowards

๐Ÿ‘‹ Hello world! I'm Brian Sowards (he/him)

๐Ÿ’ป My background: founding SaaS social startups & digital agencies

๐ŸŽ‰ I'm newly the founder of Supersynchronous - designing a new role in Ops where low/no code engineers help teams design better workflows & free up their creativity!

๐Ÿ’ก Our big idea is to create OpsOps.xyz - a community where we'll help people learn how to be successful in this role & find jobs doing it. I'm booting up Webflow to build the site today.

๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ Looking for buddies who loves community building and #nocode!

๐Ÿ’ช We're huge fans of Coda

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Will Barritt

Hey everyone, I'm a long time lurker, first time poster! How are we all doing?

I work as a community manager for hundreds of other community managers as well as looking after a huge community of product people at Mind the Product.

I'm very eager to get better at community management and keeping people engaged. My biggest struggle right now is getting community members (like myself) to stop lurking and start engaging with the community.

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tyler malin

Hi all! Nice to join the party :)

My background is as an attorney and serial entreprenuer focused on the creator economy and the future of work. I am currently Co-Founder at Everyone, Inc. we are a venture studio working to leverage participant ownership and stakeholder economics to build community, strengthen particpant connection, wealth and combat inequality. In addition I am an advisor to the Neurorights Foundation which is dedicated to promoting innovation, protecting human rights, and ensuring ethical development of neurotechnology.

I am currently looking at tools/solutions to engage professional service providers on digital labor platforms to create community. Eager to hear any suggestions, deas and to explore!

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Shelley Ruelle

Ciao everyone from Rome! I'm Shelley, building a new community called ItaliaPass, a place for expert advice and tools for travelers to Italy. This is a partner brand of [ItaliaRail], the largest seller of Italian rail tickets to English speakers (1.2 million passengers in pre-Covid 2019!), so with the community there's a lot of potential to add tons of value for our customers.

We haven't had a public launch just yet but are open to the public in a beta-testing phase. However at the moment it's a whole lot of me in a bit of an online echo chamber - LOL.

I'm looking forward to learning from all of you here, especially since this can sometimes feel like a bit of a solitary pursuit!

Shelley LinkedIn

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Aashay Mody

Hey Community Club!

I'm the co-founder and COO at edgi, where we help high school students learn about things that are important and relevant to their lives but not taught in school.

We're building a Discord community and I'm excited to learn and share!

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My name is Benjamin Knight and I currently work at AIME. We have been supporting First Nations young people in Australia for 17 years to move into tertiry educiton through providing mentors and tools based on imagination.

We are now looking at building a new digital NATION built upon the idea of connecting peope through unlikely connections and linking people from outside the margins to opportunities and knowledge.

Looking forward to learning, listening and building some rad things with many of you super soon!

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Dรณnal Kearney • Edited on

Hi everyone, happy to be here!

I'm building online and offline communities with Grow Remote, a non-profit social enterprise making remote work local.

I'm based in Ireland and I'm here to learn how to engage groups online and how to encourage active local communities offline. I've just started in the role and I'm excited about connecting diverse communities of remote workers.

Fun fact: I just started Jeet Kune Do!

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Ashley Friedlein

Hi all - I'm Ashley and have been working in professional community building for over 20yrs.

I'm the CEO & Founder of Guild, guild.co/, a platform for professional groups, networks and communities.

I'm also the Founder of Econsultancy a global community of over 600,000 marketers.

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Shyatic

Hi all, I'm a new member after years on The Admin Zone I was pointed here!

I have been managing online communities since the early 2000s, sold one a while back and have been aching to do something new since!

I've been working on a new startup that helps build communities, enables some level of privacy and data governance, and is easy to deploy and use for communities of all types. Hoping that in participating here I can find what troubles people in their own communities, what they want from a social media/community platform, and how I can help.

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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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Cristina

Hello Community Club! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ
Iโ€™m so excited have joined this group.

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป Iโ€™m a two degree seeking student that also makes a living as a community social-media manager!

๐Ÿ’กThis is my second year experience on the field. And I just got a job as a CM in a prestigious country club in my country.

This is going to be a challenge for me but Iโ€™m looking forward to keep learning and improving ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

Iโ€™m also the founder of an audiovisual production ๐Ÿ“ธ

๐Ÿง  I can use Adobe programs such as photoshop, illustrator, premiere, Lightroom, and after effects!

I hope we can learn from each other ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

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young crypto wolf

๐Ÿ‘‹ Hey Everyone, new here!

๐Ÿ’ป I am a content creator who has been involved in crypto since late 2015. I work part-time as a community manager/creator for Prysm, a web3 company changing the investing game.

๐Ÿ‘€ Most of my work is based on technical analysis, fundamental analysis, and occasionally memes. I am here to learn how to be the best community manager I can be! I would like to be full-time crypto in 2022 and I hope the Community Club can take me there. Looking forward to connecting with you all!

You can also find me on Twitter @youngcryptowolf

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Meriwynn Mansori

Hi all, I'm Meriwynn Mansori and I work in product and implementation for Participate Learning, a Chapel-Hill, NC based organization. Our sister organization, Participate Inc., is the platform that hosts all of our communities of practice. I'm the new lead for one of our communities and I'm eager to learn more about how to create meaning, value and loyalty to the community.

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Gustavo Papasergio

Hi! My name is Gustavo Papasergio and as CMO of SciData I am in charge of finding partners to jointly market products and develop strategic alliances to improve or complement our brand community platform.

Thank you very much for allowing me to participate in this space, I hope to learn a lot from the community.

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Matheus Emanuel

Hey Community. I hope everyone is doing well. ๐Ÿ‘‹

I'm Matheus, but you can call me Math.

I am currently founding together with a friend a startup in the area of cities and urban planning. ๐Ÿ™๏ธ

I'm here because the core of our idea is about community. I believe this will be a great place to find knowledge and learn more about creating communities.

The link to our website and Twitter:
townco.city/
twitter.com/towncocompany

The link to my Twitter:
twitter.com/treematheus

Community hugs for everyone!! ๐Ÿค—

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Rossana Tagliabue

Hello everyone!
I just joined the Community Club!

I've been doing working as a bilingual social media & community management for 2 plus years and I'm looking for a new role in community management.
I have experience in the Mental Health and Entertainment field.

Looking for a new adventure and excited to connect! :)

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Danny

โœŒ๏ธ Hello Community, excited to be here!

I'm just getting started building communities! I am investing my time in growing an online community (Ioterra.com) to help hardware product developers successfully cut through the noise in the space to complete their initiatives. I'm also seeding a locally-focused donation platform (Give&Gab.com) that facilitates human-to-human experiences that lead to big impacts for orgs in Reno/Tahoe.

Excited to learn more here and contribute.

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Bhargav

Hey Community Clubbers

This is bhargav this side. I am an engineer turned entreprenuer working in the creator monetisation space. I am building - uhmm.softr.app/ with the aim to "democratise podcasting" and enable creators to monetize their audience directly and not depend on elusive ad revenue and/ or sponsorships.

I am happy to help fellow members with everything marketing, product, branding and advertising.

I would to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, creators and mentors to help me build the product and in my journey.

I am super active at twitter.com/bhargavk_

Excited to unfold this journey with you all :D :D

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Alexandra Cote

Hi everyone, Alexandra here. I'm a SaaS growth hacker specialzied in content, SEO, and community building. I'm here to share my experiences and learn from yours. You can connect with me on LinkedIn too: linkedin.com/in/cotealexandra/ Enjoy the day! You're awesome!

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Akshansh

Hey folks!
I am Akshansh currently pursuing my bachelors in Computer Tech. with honours Business and Statistical Data Analysis.
I am also helping build a Discord community for developers named "Devsnest" and have been assigned the role of a Community Supervisor there.
Looking forward to learn from you all and help each other in growing!
My profile: linkedin.com/in/akshansh-s/

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Hannah

Hi community club!

I've met some people here but haven't been actually in the club so excited to be here!

I'm director of community at a startup called Beams. We are building a new social audio app for creating micro podcasts.

Hi! ๐Ÿ‘‹

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Vin Agrawal ๐Ÿ‘‹

I'm Vin from Brandhero.in and a father to a 5-year old son.

I help people discover their brand story bring that experience alive in the form of a beautiful website created using no-code tools such as Figma and Webflow. Alongside being visually stunning, the sites I design are highly UX-centric - the end goal of every design is to enable them convert their website visitors into customers.

I value clarity, empathy and integrity above all else. These ideas guide my approach to problem solving and life in general. I have earned cheer as a '40-under-40' fellow and have been guest speaker at many design and startup events around the world including TEDx.

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Olivia Gell

Hi Community Club!

Psyched to be here! Shoutout to @chieffhiwa for introducing me.

I just recently started in my role as Director of Programs at Campuswire and am looking forward to learning and sharing experiences.

I am currently seeking to learn about impactful mental health and wellness resources in the digital space for students age ~17-22. If anyone has suggestions or is open to connecting to chat about resources / partnerships please reach out!

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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.

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Jephtah Abu

Hello Fam, my name is Jephtah but most people call me Jeph. I am the current community manager for Buypower. ng, a YC Backed company that provides a platform to purchase electricity in Africa, looking forward to connecting with fellow community managers and learning from this platform.

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James Roose

Hey everyone!

I'm a Software Developer from Ontario, Canada who's spent the last ~7 years working in telecom. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

However, I've recently left the telecom space and joined up with Commsor to start exploring the world of Communities!

While I've been in communities before, this is the first time I've dabbled in community management and technology which helps foster stronger communities.

I'm looking forward to learning all about what makes a good community and how to foster stronger relationships within them!

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Gustavo Papasergio

Hi! My name is Gustavo Papasergio.

As CMO of SciData iยดm in charge of find new brands to develop their own branded communities. Get partners to grow together by jointly selling the services of both companies, and close strategic alliances to improve and complement our platform.

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Cristina

Hello Community Club! Iโ€™m so excited to have joined this group๐Ÿคฉ

I am currently working as a community manager for the most prestigious country club in my country!

This is a total challenge for me but Iโ€™m so prepared to keep learning and improve with time!

I hope we can learn and support from each other ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

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Kalei White

Hi all!

I am thrilled because today I received the green light from my bosses to go ahead and make a Slack community to rally like-minded professionals around our mission to empower product teams to be outcome-driven.

I'm tasked with ramping up this community asap, so I'm excited to join the Community Club to learn as much as I can.

I'm based in San Diego, CA, but spent the majority of the last 4 years traveling while working remotely... I know a lot about how to do that, and have had the pleasure of joining an amazing digital nomad community, Wifi Tribe. If anyone wants to know more about it, I'm happy to discuss!

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Todd Nilson

Well, this is embarrassing! I did not realize this community existed. I see a lot of familiar faces around here. Hello, I'm Todd Nilson and I run a community strategy consultancy called Clocktower Advisors which you can visit here: clocktoweradvisors.com/

I'm based in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, on the very eastern tip of the state reaching out into Lake Michigan and I have a deep and abiding love of online communities, tabletop gaming, entrepreneurship, and walking on the beach!

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Eugenia Yuan

Hi everyone, I am Eugenia from down under ๐Ÿ˜, great to be a part of the Community Club with fellow community lovers! โค๏ธ

I came across this space when I was doing research for my startup, Inspiring Chats, as we build customised solutions for communities to empower 1-1 member connections. ๐Ÿ™Œ inspiringchats.com/

As a marketing and business development professional, and soon to join the university space (RMIT) as a Community Coordinator to lead entrepreneurship programs ๐Ÿค—, I have come across many people who are members of large online communities with thousands of members, but don't really feel a sense of connection and belonging - This promped me to develop a solution to help people get to know each other within communities.

I look forward to learning from you all, sharing updates, and hearing from you if you are happy to share your insights/experiences/feedback ๐Ÿค Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/eugenia-yuan/ or shoot me an email at eugenia.yuan@inspiringchats.com ๐ŸŽˆ

All the best!

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Madlen Medina

Hi there!

I'm Madlen, I found the Community Club because I'm learning about the role of a community builder / manager.

I've built small communities of practice in companies and now I'd like to work in community-led growth for startups in early stages.

I'm very curious to read all your experiences and find my way to make true my 3rd career change, hahha.

See you around!

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Jamaluddin Mondal

Hi everyone, just joined!

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

I'm from India, working as Junior backend developer . Looking forward to sharing my experience and learning from all of you!

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Nicholas

Hi, My name is Nick and I'm based out of London, UK (you probably heard of this place!).

I am here to learn from you all. I have worked in Higher Ed, selling services to Universities for nearly 15 years and have build expertise within the sector. I am looking to develop a community platform for a niche user base. If any member is keen to join the team and be part of a start-up, please feel free to reach out. We have tested the concept and I have early buy ins. We are looking to disturb part of the existing model which can save the members time and effort. It will be great to connect to see how you can support and be part of the business. thank you for your time, Nick

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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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Samantha Lee โœจ

Hi all - I am the Community Manager of ADmission, an exclusive membership community for e-commerce founders, operators, and marketers growing their online businesses. We focus mainly on paid advertising through platforms like Facebook and Google, but we've since moved to covering the gamut that is e-commerce.

I came to learn from other community builders, as I'm new to the community manager role.

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Austin Kodra

๐Ÿ‘‹ Hi everyone! I'm the Head of Community at Comet, an enterprise SaaS offering in the ML space (and more specifically in the MLOps space). Overall, I've been involved in building developer communities for the last four years (previously with another ML focused startup, Fritz AI).

Have long been an admirer of Commsor and this community -- haven't checked in recently, but redoubling my efforts to get involved, share what I'm learning, lend a helping hand where I can, etc. Really cool to see how this community has evolved over the last few months, and excited to be jumping back in

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Anne Mbugua • Edited on

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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Ella Bernie

Hi Community Club ๐Ÿ‘‹

I'm Ella and I work as Community Champion at The Portfolio Collective.

We're a platform and community for portfolio professionals (professionals with multiple jobs and income streams!) and offer support, events, learning, and collaboration/work opportunities.

I was recommended to this by a fellow community builder๐ŸŒŸ I've worked in community for about 4 months after completing my dissertation on online communities so would love to connect and find out more!

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Tiffany Zhao

Hello Community Club!
I'm Tiffany - very new to Communities in general but just joined an early-stage SaaS company (Scribe) where we are discussing how Community fits into our broader growth strategy. I work on Strategic Initiatives which means I'm doing a bit of everything at the moment!
Previously, I lead BizDev & Strategy at a self-driving car company (Pony.ai), and before that started my career in management consulting (BCG). I'm based in San Francisco, and excited to join this group!

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Nicolette

Hi Community Club, just joined!

I'm working as a Community Manager at Tapcart, we are a mobile ecommerce platform and help Shopify merchants create and grow their presence on mobile!

I'm new to being a Community Manger and am working on implmenting a community forum at Tapcart!

I have joined Community Club to learn from/grow with others who are building communities of their own. :)

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Tancrรจde d'Aspremont Lynden

Hello Community Club ๐Ÿ‘‹

Happy to be here!

To quickly introduce myself, I'm working as Content Manager at Sortlist: we build successful collaborations between agencies looking for clients and companies looking for an agency.

I found Community Club thanks to a newsletter I'm following, and decided to join to find the best knowledge about community building ๐Ÿš€

Looking forward to discuss with you ๐Ÿคฉ

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Inky Vos • Edited on

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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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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Jessie Wootton

Hello new friends! I'm a Digital Marketing Associate working at a growth marketing education provider called Growclass, based in Toronto, CAN ๐Ÿ˜Š

We're working on building out our community as we prepare to launch in the UK this coming fall!

My favourite part of community building is creating meaningful connections with folks, which is why I'm here! Looking forward to connecting with you all โœจ

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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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Jeeyoon Kim

Hi folks! I just started my first community manager role at a nonprofit called Transcend Education (transcendeducation.org/) - we work to support educators in creating more equitable and innovative learning environments for kids in K-12 across the US.

I am managing a virtual community of folks that has experienced tremendous growth in membership over the last year and now we are grappling with some of the growing pains therein and I will be working to customize experiences to our different user types to ensure that folks are seen, supported, and get what they are most seeking from their experience in our spaces. I also want to play around as we continue to expand with subgroups, regional meetups, and all kinds of goodies in that realm so that even while we scale - we maintain ample opportunities for deep relationship building and small community feel.

Excited to learn from you and grapple together with some of these questions!

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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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Crina

Hi everyone,
I am a young multipotentialite who works for an ambitious start-up, FlowOS.
We are a crazy and very young start-up team who has the courage to challenge big forces like Zoom, Meets & other online platforms for meetings.

At the beginning of the pandemic, we realised that with the current tech stack, itโ€™s super complicated to facilitate complex and enriching training experiences.ย 

So weโ€™ve built sessions.us, an end-to-end platform for meticulously organised, highly engaging experiences where participants have instant access to all necessary built-in tools and resources.ย 

Our sole objective is to capture feedback from relevant professions & fine-tune the platform to bring the most significant possible added value. We believe in organic growth and want to learn what it really takes to grow and scale up.

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Maria Maricas