One thing we are very good at, is throwing parties. So far, however, we only had opportunities to organize events and celebration for our own staff. So far...
This week this finally changed: on June 15th we were host for ProductTank #9 - "Data-Driven Product Management". These meet ups are always very popular. So it was not a big surprise that minutes after the announcement had gone online, all 110 seats had been reserved. The much bigger surprise was, that, instead of the predicted 60 people almost 80 product enthusiast came to join the event.
The official ProductTank organisation group brought two awesome speakers: Dripto Sinha, Sr. Product Manager @ ImmobilienScout24 in Toronto, and Stuart Frisby, Principal Designer @ Booking.com in Amsterdam. Both shared their very own experiences regarding data-driven product management followed by a short Q & A session.
Best-in-class pizza from our favorite Italian place Zia Maria and a sufficient stock of beer (and of course soft drinks) quite a lot of product people stayed for much longer than the official part. Maybe also due to shown EM soccer game France vs. Albania, it wasn't until 11pm that we turned off the lights.
The entire event was a huge success for our internal planning team, a big step forward for our company & employer branding and - most important - a great evening for all attandees.
We want to thank everybody involved - the MeetUp orga team, the speakers, all visitors and all helpers from Fonpit - for their support. It may have been our first official event, but definately not our last!