Coffeehouses are hubs of information sharing: people gather, share thoughts, learn about happenings, and discuss challenges. Having a place and time to congregate allows people from diverse backgrounds to talk of experiences that can inspire, spark innovation and improve problem solving.
Coffeeops aims to bring on the Age of Delightenment fueled by coffee (tea or cocoa!), collaboration and cooperation across companies. Coffeeops should be considered part of work, a critical part of preventing stagnation and isolation of the daily grind and help build resilience. Conferences provide some amount of this but are limited in duration and can be too costly for an individual in time and money.
The bigger your company, the more likely you need regular infusions of external input. Groups working solely within an environment can fail to recognize other ways of doing things, ignoring trends in the industry, duplicating efforts, and expending time and energy in areas that are not business differentiators.
If there isn't a local Coffeeops already happening in your area, start one!
|Santa Clara, California||Meets every Wednesday morning
8am at Chromatic Coffee.
|East Bay, California||@jamfish728|
|San Francisco, California||Calendar||@jamfish728|
|Los Angeles, California||http://www.meetup.com/ladevops/||@solarce|
|Seattle, Washington||Bi-weekly on Friday, Calendar.||@dougireton|
|Eastside, Washington||Bi-weekly on Friday, Calendar.||@johnharris85|
|Beaverton, Oregon||2nd Wednesday of every month http://www.meetup.com/Beaverton-Wednesday-Morning-CoffeeOps/|
|Sydney, Australia||Tuesday 7am (First Tues of the Month) in 7am @ Table 60 - iCal||@drewkhoury, @bryceflux|
|Portland, Oregon||Alternating Wednesdays at 8:30AM at Simple. Local. Coffee. Check @PDXCoffeeOps for details.||@BillWeiss and @kitchen|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||7:30-9:30am every second Thursday of the month at 21st Street Coffee!
Subscribe to our calendar. Hashtag #CoffeeOpsPgh.
|Boulder, Colorado||html iCal||@guildner|
|Auckland, New Zealand||@DefSol|
|Wellington, New Zealand||Ad-hoc but approx. once a month; arranged via the DevOpsNZ Slack||@mexisme|
|Newmarket - Auckland, New Zealand||11am on the First Thursday of every Month at Cali Newmarket||@DevTroy & @4lexNZ|
|Key West, Florida||https://www.meetup.com/SouthernmostTech/||@cayohuesoval
|Denver, Colorado||Every Thursday from 8am-10am at Pigtrain in Union Station. More details at https://www.meetup.com/Denver-CoffeeOps/||@curiousbiped|
|Chicago, IL||First Thursday of the month from 8am-10am at Dollop Coffee on Monroe (55 W Monroe St). More details at https://www.meetup.com/CoffeeOps-Chicago/||@parabuzzle|
Is there a specific format for coffeeops? No. Each group self organizes and sets the process and agenda (if any). Some groups like Seattle, pre-plan with a specific topic. Other groups like Santa Clara have more ad hoc meetings that are arranged via Twitter and Slack.
How do I organize a local coffeeops? Reach out to community through twitter and any local email lists and see who is interested. Pick a time and date and a place with a good environment for talking. Depending on the size of your group, let the venue know ahead of time about the size of your group. Update this website or let @sigje know.
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