June 17, 2018

Become a community ambassador and bring together indie hackers in your city

Hi everyone! We launched our meetups feature recently, and we're looking for community ambassadors to volunteer to organize Indie Hackers meetups in your city on a regular basis.

You'll be collaborating with me, @channingallen, and other community ambassadors to help grow a real community of indie hackers in your city. Even something as simple as monthly dinners or coffee shop co-working sessions would be great. We'd eventually like to experiment with doing things like shipping you Indie Hackers swag to give out, etc.

If you're interested, fill out this short form and I'll get back to you: https://airtable.com/shrH3FggzE27LVgLL

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    I would love to get Amsterdam, NL together :)

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      Hey, Marin. We've recently got our first little meeting of like 6 people in Amsterdam discussing our projects. Are you interested in joining? :)

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      There's actually a small group of us that met last week! We have a Slack channel, lemme know if you want to be part of that :)

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        I'd love to join! bart@pagespeed.guru.

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          Done, check out the #indiehackers channel :)

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            I will be in Amsterdam for a week and would love to connect with indiahackers.

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        Could you please invite me? steffan at norberhuis.nl

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        May I join you guys? I am also in that area :)

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        Hey Maurice, would love to join the channel, if possible. And interested to be at a next meetup too! mail@joepvanleijsen.com is my address :)

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    I've applied for Melbourne, Australia, and have got a few people already interested and got them to express interest too :)

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      Hey Zubin, I am in Melbourne too, I am interested in helping :-)

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        awesome. will let you guys know when its up and running!

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          Hi Michael - just reached out to you via email!

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          Yes Go Melbourne! 2 degree this morning though

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            Same , I think theres already a SaaS meetup though which is similar

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              hi Paris - trying to get in touch with you, if you're interested in the meetup? perhaps get in touch with me on linkedin if you can? my name is Zubin Pratap

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              can you share the SaaS meetup link, cheers

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      Please add me to the list as well Zubin :)

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      Hey - I live in Canberra - it is cold here right now! But nice for yard work:)

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    Dibs on NYC :)

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    I remember talking to you about this at MicroConf! Congrats on shipping 🚀

    I'd love to get a crew together for Orange County, CA

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    No Torontonians? Would be game to start something in Toronto Canada.

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      Would love to help setup something in Toronto!

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    I've applied and would love to facilitate events in Bangalore! :)

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    I'm in for Sydney, Australia if you think there's demand for it. Would love to meet some like minded folk out in the real world.

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        Hello - I live in Canberra - just saying hi!

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    Tokyo: we have a monthly Hacker News meetup [0][1] and also a Slack with auto-signup [2].

    It's only loosely affiliated with the main Hacker News and a lot more maker friendly. See for example our AMA with @patio11 [3].

    For clarity, Tokyo is a big city and there absolutely would be space for an Indie Hackers meetup too, particularly if it had a different format and so was complementary.

    That is if someone had the energy to organize one! (Sorry cannot offer that - live too far out from the centre.)

    The existing Hacker News meetup is an evening meetup in a bar in Roppongi, of mostly English speaking ex-pats. There is a breakout session where people can make announcements, but that's about it.

    coffee shop co-working sessions would be great

    That would probably work ...?

    Also on meetup.com - type Tokyo in the search box - there's a ton of other stuff going on!

    [0] https://www.meetup.com/Hacker-News-Tokyo-Japan/

    [1] https://hntokyo.doorkeeper.jp/

    [2] https://hntokyo.io/

    [3] https://blog.hntokyo.io/patio11-ama-hn-tokyo/

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      I'd help when I'm in Tokyo. :)

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    I would love to get Glasgow/Edinburgh together!

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      I'm in Edinburgh. Would be great to get an Indie Hackers meetup on the go. What next?

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        How about we all connect through email to introduce ourselves and plan for what we'd like to do?

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      Edinburgh here too :-)

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        Let's do it!

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      Let's do it! (Glasgow resident here)

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    I got you in Denver.

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    I'd love to start it for Barcelona, anyone else up for it? :D

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      I am coming there around october and would love to help you set it up :)

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        cool! Let me know when you're around :D

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      Yeah. I'm in Oxford

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    Would be happy to take point in Atlanta, GA

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      I'm happy to help organize this with you, if you're open to it!

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        Of course Cathleen! Thank you 😊

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    You do have the location data from every user profile on IH, don't you? How about a list of cities with more than 10 indiehackers?

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    I would love to go to Indie Hacker meetups in Chicago. Hoping someone from here can take the lead!

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      I feel the same way! I'll be moving to Chicago in late July and would be happy to help organize them.

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    I love love this idea! I'm totally signing up! I can help to organize meet-ups in Vancouver, Canada. :D

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      I'm in for Vancouver!

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        Absolutely! I'll help however I can :)

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          Whoohoo, thanks Jeff :D

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    I would definitely volunteer if no one steps up for Austin. However, trying to launch my own startup at the moment so I'm in the weeds at the moment.

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      @nyuman has organized an Austin meetup the last two months and we had ~20 people come to the last one. I'd reach out to him if you're interested

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      I'd help if they're hosted downtown ATX! :D

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    I just proposed myself as a community ambassador for the Italian region. I'd like to help the community to set up some meetup in Milan starting from November. Shout out if you're interested. https://twitter.com/omargourari/status/1057335512489512961

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    I love love this idea! I'm totally signing up! I can help to organize meet-ups in Nairobi Kenya. :D

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    I believe i could be a part of this so have applied, happy to discuss further 👍

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    I live between Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia. Would love to organize/co-organize the meetups here (telegram: t.me/awarehouse)

    Form filled out!

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    Anyone doing this in Bangalore, India?

    Or interested in catching up? We could plan something :)

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      We had four or five people sign up from Bangalore, so check the meetups tab occasionally and you'll see some events for sure.

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        Thanks Allen! Don't see any, would it be okay if I went ahead and created the meet up?

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          Yep feel free!

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    Awesome :) I just moved from San Francisco to Paris and would love to help organize and connect with other indie hackers in France. Form filled out!

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    Would love to do Hamburg in Germany and filled out the form. If anybody in that area wants to come to a meetup, feel free to hit me up on Telegram: http://t.me/DominikSJ

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    Would love to create a small community in Los Angeles, California!

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      Yes, for Los Angeles! I'm on the Westside

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    Hey, I'm planning to do a meetup soon in Vienna, Austria. Dates aren't final yet, contact me if you're interested.

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    I host meetups regularly in New Delhi. I can do this here.

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    I'm would be glad to run meetups in Mumbai, India.

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    Hong Kong here!

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    Hmmm ... is anyone around the Frankfurt , Hesse, Germany area interested in a regular | monthly meetup?

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    I've applied from Budapest Hungary. Anyone here?

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    I'm down for this. This is my first upcoming meet: https://www.facebook.com/events/395991037564897/

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    Happy to help for the SF Bay Area comunity!

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    GuangZhou, China~

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    Anyone in Nantes, France ?

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      Nope, but I did a summer internship in Nantes back when I was in college. Awesome place :)

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    Auckland - New Zealand here :)

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    Anyone organizing for Singapore meetup here? 🤔

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    This is awesome! I'll help get Tel Aviv going.

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    And how about Athens, Greece?

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    Awesome idea - I'm sure there are lots of people in NYC, but I'm putting my name on the list too!

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        Hey @auser nice to meet you.

        What project are you working on? Shoot me an email (jonathan@tribefive.me) - let's meet up and say hello!

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    So, I'd probably be interested in doing this once. However, I can't commit to weekly / monthly / etc. organizing a meetup. I could probably find a sponsor, and hold the event, plan a speaker etc. However, not sure if that would be helpful. Want to help this community in anyway I can, but might not be a community ambassador.

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    I'm down for one in Bali!

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    Great initiative, already applied!

    Would love to get people together in central germany (Nuremberg Area)

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    Keen to host one in Cambridge UK :D

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      I’m (relatively) nearby in Bishops Stortford so would be keen to join one in Cambridge or in London

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      I'm in Oxford!

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    eruci in Ottawa, ON

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    I think my travel precludes me doing this for now, but if anyone's interested in doing this for Houston and needs a hand or someone to show up at meetups feel free to let me know 👍

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