Every other Tuesday, professionals from across the Boulder and Denver tech communities pour into Atlas Purveyors on Pearl Street beginning around 7:30AM. By 7:45AM, you’re lucky if you find a place to sit — it’s usually standing-room-only by this time.
At 8AM sharp, Boulder Open Coffee Club begins. News is discussed, business partnerships are born, jobs are announced, and those seeking jobs make their presence known.
Boulder Open Coffee Club was founded as a bi-weekly gathering point for Boulder’s tech community. Over time, the group has grown into more than just the software developers and their fellow tech enthusiasts, however.
Today, you’ll find a wide mix of professions represented — from graphic designers and writers to developers, PR agencies, and more. In just a few years, this meeting has become the go-to for Boulder professionals to network, discuss current tech topics, and find either their next employee or their next career home.
The good news for newcomers? Everyone is welcome. You’ll never feel out of place at a meeting, either, as they all tend to follow the same format:
Introductions: New members get to introduce themselves. Who you are, what you do, what you have to offer or are looking for.
Open Jobs: If you’re hiring, don’t miss the opportunity for your company’s position to spread like wildfire through the group and on both Facebook and Twitter. Share your position and who knows — you might even meet your next ideal team member that morning! This is also a great time for entrepreneurs to share if they’re looking for specific talent to help their startup grow.
Looking for Jobs: If your skills are on the market and up for grabs, BOCC is the place to share that information. Odds are, someone knows someone who’s looking for you so don’t be shy. People arrive each week looking to hire everyone from developers to writers and engineers to business dev pros.
Current News: There are more than just a few deep tech conversations that travel through the Boulder Open Coffee Club crowd each week. Those leading the meeting seed the conversation with stories that have hit their radar and the crowd generally offers up more than just a few additional points of conversation.
You’re in at 8AM, you’re out by 9AM (just when the parking meters on Pearl Street start to tick for the day). Stop by and say hello — it’s a fantastic way to introduce yourself to the tech (and non-tech) community in Boulder. You even have two times each month to make it there! Check the Boulder Open Coffee Club Facebook Page for meeting dates.