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Chicago UX Designer at Curiosity Joined about 4 years ago
I used to use Pixa a lot. And it's Chrome extension is great. But it's been crashing all the time for me lately so I uninstalled it and have been seeking a new solution.
Any similar stories?
Thank you. On the path right now!
Love the personal retrospective too.
I just ran my first Meetup on Tuesday and it's been an incredible learning experience. I already have two more lined up. Here's what I've been doing.
Keep it niche and focused. Right off the bat I target music product designers & engineers. A whole bunch of people signed off immediately.
Find the folks you want to join. I personally reached out to employees (using LinkedIn & Rapportive to find their emails) at relevant companies to join and asked if they'd be interested in hosting or leading a Meetup. A bunch of them joined, lending credibility to the group, which led to more focused members joining as well.
This led me to my first Meetup at the music analytics startup Next Big Sound. This was a mutually beneficial meetup - and I want to keep all of my meetups this way. One of their engineers gave a not too techy talk on how Next Big Sound makes sense of the music metadata landscape. The company increased their visibility and met some very relevant people. Members gained a whole new perspective on music metadata and networked with like-minded people.
Next up I've got a Meetup scheduled to teach members the Web Audio API and I've got a content analysis talk in the pipeline.
If you read this whole shpeal, are in NYC, & interested in making music apps we'd love to have you join us. I'd love to have more designers join the mix.
I use them in my Downloads folder, which can sometimes fill up. I've got Hazel automatically tagging new files green so I can quickly jump to them and files older than two weeks are tagged red, which I review and delete if I don't need it any longer.
That was incredible.
Care to share?
Yeah, I've been talking a lot about it lately after my cousin got slammed with fees by SoundExchange for playing music in his restaurant without a license. I've been building a local music discovery app and think it'd be neat to have a local music subscription service for local businesses. Win-win situation for communities.
Still very interested in pursuing this idea - especially since Spotify just validated it for me - if anyone wants to expand on it with me.
I should really start implementing my ideas more often.
Be nice. Or else.
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