I feel like Spring flew by. We are already approaching Summer and there is so much going on! Lately, I have been consulting social media professionals on everything from Best Practices to effective workflow management, a few startups and locally-based companies about social media campaigns, and throwing much of my energy behind the upcoming relaunch of Drive A Faster Car.
There are a lot of tech events coming up I plan to hit as well and suggest you do the same if you’re in the area.
The web’s official guide to all that is social media, Mashable, is hosting the first ever Mashable event in Atlanta in partnership with local startup, Regator, this Thursday, May 14th at the Trolley Barn in Inman Park.
Mashable team members in attendance will include Adam Ostrow (Editor-in-Chief), Sharon Feder (Features Editor), Adam Hirsch (Chief Operations Officer) and Brett Petersel (East Coast Events Director). The event will feature socializing galore (it is a social media event afterall) and top-notch networking opportunities along with an open bar, DJ set from Preston Craig, and light hors d’oeuvres. The event is a sold out a few times over but you will likely be able to follow it online via Twitter.
It’s just about time for the Atlanta May Tweetup and Field Day! You know you’ve been itching for sack races and netless volleyball and a good, old fashioned Frisbee smackdown since the first leaves turned yellow last year and you packed up your shorts for the season. Now you can, thanks to the magic of teh interwebz!
Swing by Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s or your favorite local takeout place (or even, place a Zifty.com order from the park), grab your favorite sport accouterments and join us at Inman Park (Euclid Avenue between Hurt and Poplar Circle) on Thursday, May 28th from 6-10PM.
I am still trying to work out exactly how I’m going to make this trip happen but if all goes well, I should be in New York June 1st through June 5th.
Internet Week is a week-long festival of events celebrating New York’s thriving Internet industry and community. The week is chock-full of events hosted by a score of companies around the city. Check out the schedule on the Internet Week NY site for a full list.
What is ProductCamp?
In the spirit of BarCamp, ProductCamp is a collaborative, user organized unconference, focused on Product Marketing and Management topics. At ProductCamp Atlanta there are no “attendees,” since everyone participates in some manner: presenting, leading a roundtable discussion, helping with logistics, securing sponsorship, setting up wifi, or volunteering. ProductCamp Atlanta is a great opportunity for you to learn from, teach to, and network with professionals involved in the Product Management, Marketing, and Development process from the Atlanta area!
A friend of mine, Jason Brett, local “Product Manager in search of a product” is organizing the event which is happening Saturday, June 6. You can contact him if you are interested in sponsoring. There is additional information about the event up on the wiki, Twitter, or you can go ahead and register (free!) on Eventbrite.