What are Meetups like
around the World?
What Meetups could be
brought to Boston?
Boston Data Fest
Lightning Talks
John Ver...
33
Robotics
MFGBioTech
Health
Care
Professional
Associations
Mass Challenge
Harvard
Innovation Lab
MIT Enterprise
Forum
NE...
http://mylifeismymessage.org/2011/09/11/scott-heiferman-how-911-inspired-a-community-revolution/
“Could we use the
interne...
Boston Meetup Groups
N= 2,682
0
500
1000
1500
2000
2500
3000
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
S...
Events
Group
Name
Topics
City & Zip
Code
Members
Attending
Date
Created
Meetup has Open Sourced their Data
Venues
# RSVPS
...
0 200 400
Tech
Business
Social
Health
Parents
Spirituality
Outdoors
Ethnic
Sports
Fitness
Volunteer
Music
Food/Drink
Books...
0 100 200 300 400
Tech
Business
Social
Health
Parents
Spirituality
Outdoors
Ethnic
Sports
Fitness
Volunteer
Music
Food/Dri...
Silicon Valley
N=951,238
Boston
N=655,745
Silicon Valley
Outdoor Health
Boston
Tech Books
Group-
Joins
0 50,000 100,000
Te...
Boston versus Silicon Valley & NYC
% Total Members: Biz vs. Tech
Number of Groups: Biz + Tech vs. Family GroupsFamily
Business and Technology
15%
5%
10%
35%5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%
• Data
Las Vegas
Santiago Sydney
Miami
Paris
Tokyo
RussiaBerlin
What are Meetups like Around the
World?
Format of Subsequent Slides
Popular World-Wide
Sample of Different Cities
Debunk City Stereotypes
Import to Boston?
Tech
Food and Dining
Meat Meetup?
Romantic
“Join us for a potluck picnic on
the Pont des Arts footbridge in
the center of Paris while you
watch the full moo...
Health & Fitness
Games
Music & Dance
Sports & Recreation
Business
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    1. 1. What are Meetups like around the World? What Meetups could be brought to Boston? Boston Data Fest Lightning Talks John Verostek November 7, 2013
    2. 2. 33 Robotics MFGBioTech Health Care Professional Associations Mass Challenge Harvard Innovation Lab MIT Enterprise Forum NEU Tech CICVC’s TiE BUGC Boston User Groups IEEE ACM MOOCs Student Groups Community Colleges Hack ReduceIT Bentley Symposiums Extension Schools MIT Big Data Marketing Finance Twitter Communities Google Hangouts EDU
    3. 3. http://mylifeismymessage.org/2011/09/11/scott-heiferman-how-911-inspired-a-community-revolution/ “Could we use the internet to get off the internet — and grow local communities?” “A lot of people were thinking that maybe 9/11 could bring people together in a lasting way. So the idea for Meetup was born”
    4. 4. Boston Meetup Groups N= 2,682 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Social Health/Fitness Biz Tech Business = 295 [11%] Tech = 326 [12%]
    5. 5. Events Group Name Topics City & Zip Code Members Attending Date Created Meetup has Open Sourced their Data Venues # RSVPS # of Members
    6. 6. 0 200 400 Tech Business Social Health Parents Spirituality Outdoors Ethnic Sports Fitness Volunteer Music Food/Drink Books Religion Support Pets Singles Games LGBT Education Art Women Photo -10.0% 0.0% 10.0%0 100 200 300 San Diego N=2,299 Boston N=2,682 San Diego Outdoor Health Boston Tech Books #Groups
    7. 7. 0 100 200 300 400 Tech Business Social Health Parents Spirituality Outdoors Ethnic Sports Fitness Volunteer Music Food/Drink Books Religion Support Pets Singles Games LGBT Education Art Women Photo Silicon Valley N=2,299 Boston N=2,682 Silicon Valley Tech-Business Boston 0 500 -5.0% 0.0% 5.0% Groups
    8. 8. Silicon Valley N=951,238 Boston N=655,745 Silicon Valley Outdoor Health Boston Tech Books Group- Joins 0 50,000 100,000 Tech Business Social Health Parents Spirituality Outdoors Ethnic Sports Volunteer Fitness Music Food/Drink Books Religion Support Pets Singles Games LGBT Education Art Women Photo 0 150,000 300,000 -15% -5% 5% 15%
    9. 9. Boston versus Silicon Valley & NYC
    10. 10. % Total Members: Biz vs. Tech
    11. 11. Number of Groups: Biz + Tech vs. Family GroupsFamily Business and Technology 15% 5% 10% 35%5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%
    12. 12. • Data Las Vegas Santiago Sydney Miami Paris Tokyo RussiaBerlin What are Meetups like Around the World?
    13. 13. Format of Subsequent Slides Popular World-Wide Sample of Different Cities Debunk City Stereotypes Import to Boston?
    14. 14. Tech
    15. 15. Food and Dining Meat Meetup?
    16. 16. Romantic “Join us for a potluck picnic on the Pont des Arts footbridge in the center of Paris while you watch the full moon rise over the Seine.” “Join us for a Samuel Adams Beer near the Arthur Fielder footbridge while you watch the sunset over MIT Buildings”
    17. 17. Health & Fitness
    18. 18. Games
    19. 19. Music & Dance
    20. 20. Sports & Recreation
    21. 21. Business

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