Innovative Organization of the Week
nh.js User Group
Co-Founder and Organizer of nh.js User Group
In a nutshell… Tell us about your startup resource.
What niche are you filling?
Who or what was your best resource in helping your program get off the ground?
Darren Hewson from Meltwater initially. But very early on he suggested we add a couple of his colleagues to the conversations about getting this off the ground and they became integral parts in the creation of this group. Those colleagues were Joan Freed Engineering and Business Leadership for Meltwater and Todd Cantalupo Engineering and Business Leadership for Thunderhead.
Darren and Joan were great evangelists from the beginning. Todd joined the original Founders group early on and then brought in a couple of his developers from Thunderhead. Collectively the team of organizers and founders compiled a list of speakers, topics and decided on tools like Meetup to help manage the group.
What does the future look like?
The future looks great. There are so many places we can go within this technology area. We have a consistent schedule and a great space all taken care of which are critical to the longevity of these kinds of groups. We have over 250 + members on our meetup page and it’s growing every week which gives us the ability to survey our members for future topics and presenters.
How can people get involved?
If you’re a Software Developer, Tech Leader, Manager or simply someone building a software app and looking for new, efficient and scalable ways to build it, and tools to build it with, come check us out. The best way to get involved is to be present. You’ll find a room filled with friendly, local and super bright and knowledgeable technologists looking to share ideas and collaborate.
You can also join the nh.js user group and follow along with current and past topics. Or you can reach out to me or one of our other organizers.