Gather with your people.
Meetups are a place for you to gather with people that are into something similar to you-- maybe you all geek out about technology, or you all like to think about HOW things are made-- either way, these are informal gatherings of like-minded folks. All meetups are totally free to attend and are open to anyone in the community-- you do not need to be a member and you are welcome to bring friends!
Meetups were one of the first types of programming we added at theCO and since our opening in 2014 -- their content continues to grow and adapt as much as the rest of theCO. Most of them have a framework of a topic each week so check-out details below to learn more and be sure to let us know if you have a meetup you'd like to lead!
Blogging Meetup: Lunchtime
Every Wednesday 12-2pm
On Wednesdays at lunchtime, you are welcome to come and join fellow bloggers in a learn and work atmosphere. Bring your lunch, and during the first 30 minutes, we will have a “lunch and learn” time. After that, stay to work on your latest blog project. Come and stay as long as you need during the session. The goal is to set aside time to blog. Ready, Set, BLOG!
Hosted by: Krisann Blair
Blogging Meetup: Evening
Every Thursday 5-7pm
Join fellow bloggers for a time and learn more about blogging! The first 30 minutes will be time to learn from other bloggers or special guests about what works (and what doesn’t) for them. Come and stay as long as you need during the session; our goal is to set aside time to blog. Ready, Set, BLOG!
Hosted by: Krisann Blair
Every Thursday at 5:00pm
CO:bots is a meetup for those interested in building and tinkering with...R O B O T S! Bring any builds you've been working on, or come to see what others are making. There won't be a topic each week-- this is more of a gathering place for robotics lovers aged 10 and up.
marketing meetup: website audits
September 9 & 23, 5:30-6:30pm
Are you frustrated with the performance of your website? Maybe you’re slightly embarrassed to share your site with potential new customers? Or maybe you’re pretty proud of your website but it’s just not yielding the sales you’d like and you’re not sure why.
You aren’t alone. Many business owners struggle to have a great website that connects to their customer and makes sales. Join us for a website audit session to improve your site-- we’ll discuss what makes a website successful, review your site live on screen and offer takeaways that you can implement ASAP and we’ll wrap up with a Q & A session.
Hosted by: Derrick Smith
CO:mmunicate: team edition
September 10, 5:30-6:30pm
Have you ever been in a meeting that seemed to go nowhere? Or maybe on an ineffective or unhealthy team? Together we'll figure out our own unique communication styles so that we can better communicate, be understood and make our work more effective.
We will use a personality assessment, The 5 Voices, designed to help every individual discover their voice and be empowered to use it effectively. Take the free assessment before the meetup, or take a moment to complete it when you arrive. James Christoferson will describe how each voice handles specific team situations through this four-part meetup series hosted on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. This meetup is free to attend and welcomes teams and individuals who want to communicate more effectively in a work environment.
Meetup Series Dates - September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10.
VETS in Business
September 16, 6:00-7:30pm
Interested in finding resources that are unique to you or just getting tips on business in general? Join us for networking at this meetup led by Aimee Ozment focused on veterans that own businesses or those wanting to dive into the business world. Guest Speaker Austin Thompson will share how he implements the values and character he learned as a soldier into operating his own business.
Hosted by: Aimee Ozment
West Tn Wordpress Meetup
September 24, 6-7:30pm
Do you use WordPress? We are starting a WordPress Meetup in Jackson and are hosting a meeting to see who is interested and how the group would like to see the meetups structured.
Hosted by: Ashley & Krisann Blair
September 24, 5:30pm
Art Collective is a group for artists, makers, designers, musicians, writers, and creators to build a thriving art community in Jackson, TN.
The goal of this group is to build a support network among artists to push our work forward as individuals and to create a buzz in the community by working collectively toward goals we set together.
// Co:ming Soon //
Connect with others interested in the world of coding! No programming experience required to show up and join the conversation but please bring your laptop so you can participate. This meetup is totally free and open to all— bring your friends.
We took a bit of a break but CO:member Chance Smith is back and wanting to get together with fellow developers or those with an interest in coding! Let us know what format and time you can commit to by answering a few quick questions here.
Hosted by: Chance Smith