May 1, 2021 • 10M

A Saturday story about IRL vs online meetups and meetings

How we froze on the snow-rain with BitDegree leadership and how online meetups evolve to be as good as IRL gatherings.

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Bring your own Prosecco 🥂 Ohayo is a perfect kick-start for your Saturday morning: short, fun, usually has a clever idea and a burst of emotions.

At a 2 hour IRL meetup one can talk to 20-30 people. At a 2 hour online meetup one can see lots of slides and matchbox-sized people, ask maybe 2-3 questions and get forced conversations in 2-3 breakout rooms. This is broken.

A possible solution for a pleasant online networking experience is a well-structured community around a certain topic.

We also state the obvious: IRL meetings help to build bonds and trust much faster than online calls. I am an introvert and generally don’t like people. But still prefer real-life experiences to online webinars or meetups.

Also, Olle really wanted this picture in this email. Whatever. And for some reason, he went into a full Dinosaur story mode two times. So I edited him out 🤏

Enjoy your Saturday ☕



  • Lera: artist, full-time gen z, queen 👑

  • Olle: product, devrel, tech 🎥

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