A year ago, design-focused events in Montreal were very few and far between. The city is full of extremely talented people working in a variety of creative disciplines, but these people almost never got in a room together to exchange ideas and meet people who did similar work.
I’ve always been a pretty active Dribbble user and I’ve always been amazed by the incredible community that Dan Cederholm built around this site for designers. It then felt pretty natural that I should start hosting Dribbble meetups here in Montreal.
I thought only a handful of people would show up, but you take what you can get right? But I was really surprised to see a group of 30 people show up to the first event. I met really great people who’s work I had the chance to discover and really like. Over a few discussions around pizza and a beer, I got to know a lot of new people and form a lot of friendships.
A very important part of letting everyone know about the meetup was having a dedicated website where people could find out more information, get details about the location and subscribe to a newsletter to be informed about the next event.