Locally Optimistic hosts periodic events focused on data leadership, data tools, and making your team more effective. All Locally Optimistic meetups and events are remote and open to all community members.

Add all Locally Optimistic events to your calendar here, or check out upcoming and past events below. Community member Emilie Burke also created a Zap to add any new Locally Optimistic videos to Todoist.

Upcoming Data Leadership Events

February 1, 2021
  • 💁 Locally Optimistic Meetup - Data Consulting & Freelancing

    February 1, 2021  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    https://trove.zoom.us/j/97359119089?pwd=Z3dZcGFzTkxOdHNiVm4rL2FlSUhTUT09

    What does it take to transition from a traditional data role into freelancing or consulting? Scott Breitenother, Irina Kukuyeva, Michael Kaminsky, and Gabi Steele will talk about their own transitions and answer community questions about how, when, and whether to make the leap.

    Hope to see you there!

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February 18, 2021
  • 🤝 Locally Optimistic: Monthly Business Reviews

    February 18, 2021  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    https://trove.zoom.us/j/97359119089?pwd=Z3dZcGFzTkxOdHNiVm4rL2FlSUhTUT09

    Ilan Man will host a conversation on one mechanism to get a lot of value from your data - a monthly business review program. He'll explore how to get buy in, how to align on KPIs, and how to facilitate effective meetings - as well as answer community questions.

    https://locallyoptimistic.com/post/mbr-program-part-1/

    Hope to see you there!

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Past Locally Optimistic Events

Data Leadership Meetups

LO’s meetups are an opportunity for community members to lead conversations about data leadership topics important to them. If you are interested in leading a meetup or suggesting a topic, please join the conversation in #virtual-events in our Slack community – this is a great opportunity to start speaking about data topics in a low-risk way with an amazing community supporting you!

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Tool Talks

LO’s Tool Talks are an opportunity for community members to learn about emerging data tools. They consist of a product demo and lots of time for community questions about the tool and uses cases, with both the tool’s team and actual users available to answer questions. If you are interested in leading a tool talk or suggesting a tool for us to feature, please join the conversation in #virtual-events in our Slack community!

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AMAs

LO’s AMAs are casual interviews with some of our amazing community members, who tell their stories about building and leading data teams, career progression, and their own data journeys. This series is on hold, but if you are interested in helping us revive AMAs, please speak up in #virtual-events in our Slack community!

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Caitlin is VP of Data at Trove Recommerce, where she helps brands create circular retail models at scale – buying back and reselling their products to extend their useful life. She previously led data teams in crowdfunding and self-publishing. When she’s not optimizing single-item pricing or operations, she’s usually drinking a cup of tea and watching her chickens peck around the back yard.

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