Welcome to TechTalks

This has been a long time coming.

I've been running tech events for about 13 years. It's almost embarrassing to admit these days but my first was a community built all-around Adobe Flash.

Throughout all that time I've used a huge array of tools that have helped me reach members, review talks, communicate with our community and share content. Some of the tools have served me extremely well over the years, whilst others felt as though they were holding our community hostage to their platform and have stagnated.

Fragmentation of data was commonplace and the limited time I could afford to dedicate to the events that I organise was often consumed by repetitive and avoidable copy and paste tasks.

I've for a long time needed a more capable tool. One that enables me as a community organiser to focus on the things that matter. A better tool, not only for me, but also my members, speakers, sponsors, vendors and especially for the people who can't make events in person due to other life commitments but still want to be part of a community.

I've spoken to a lot of people who yearn for the same things I do. Much like as with Flash in times gone by I think it's time for something new.

So, here it is. Well... at least the start.

TechTalks is more than just an events platform. It's a home for your community. Sessions such as talks, panels and hackathons have so much value and shouldn't just disappear or go elsewhere when the day is over. TechTalks can be a home to the content that you and your community create.

If you're a tech event organiser then we've got your back. You'll soon be able to accept or discover talk proposals for your community. It will be seamless, all the control with none of the copy and pasting. That's just for starters, a whole host of tools will be available to make running your events more efficient and better than ever.

As a speaker, you can build and grow your personal brand, host your content and publish your speaking schedule. Soon you'll also be able to get insightful metrics and feedback on your sessions too.

Oh, one more thing. TechTalks is also a community itself. I'm a strong believer in getting product feedback early. I've made our roadmap public and we'll be hosting regular remote sessions to find out what our community wants from TechTalks.

This is just a start, but an exciting one. Not everything is ready right now but there is a vision and we're moving fast towards it.

Join us and be a part of it.

Adam Butler
Founder of TechTalks & Bristol JS organiser

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