What Is Meetup.com?
• An online tool for offline networking.
• “The world's largest network of local
• “Meetup helps people find others who
share their interest or cause, and
form lasting, influential, local community
groups that regularly meet face-to-face.”
To Find a Meetup
• Go to Meetup.com.
• Enter your Zip Code and the
distance you’re willing to travel.
• Choose a meetup type or enter a
There Are All Kinds of Meetups
Why Join a Meetup?
• To Network
• To Learn
• To Have Fun
Members 15.92 million
Meetup Groups 142,319
Monthly Meetups 315,827
Monthly RSVPs 2.07 million
Meetups Happening Now 2,890
Why Start a Meetup?
• Position yourself as a thought leader
• Force yourself to become a thought
• Meet potential clients and people who
can refer you to them
• Meet people you can refer clients to
• Give back to the community
East Bay WordPress Meetup
• Started 2009
• 853 Members
• 10-50 people per
• 62 Meetings
• Organizer: Sallie
• Format: Intro,
• ≈50% of
1.Yes, it’s work.
2.No, I’ve never regretted it.
3.We meet the third Sunday of the month
in Oakland, if you want to come.
4.BACN has started a Meetup.com site to
attract new members. Feel free to sign
up to help welcome them.