San Francisco Celebrates 5,000 Members

About a month ago, Tech in Motion San Francisco celebrated a huge milestone; 5,000 members! The chapter gathered at WeWork SF to celebrate together over drinks and networking. As the afternoon rolled around the venue was quickly transforming from a co-working space to a trendy party scene.

The night was filled with specialty cocktails, pizza, a 5K cake and a photo booth. Members mingled long into the night and clinked their drinks as a toast to Tech in Motion was made.

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In honor of this great milestone Tech in Motion gathered some memorable moments from our very own SF membership over the past few years. See what they had to say:

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The SF chapter has had a fantastic few years growing and exploring the local tech scene with all its members. It wouldn’t have been possible without the continuous groups of people that attend each month!

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As the 5K Member Celebration came to a close at WeWork, members finished up in the game room, had a last piece of cake and took one last round in the photo booth. They left with new connections, excited for the next event and milestone.

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‘Tis the Season for a Tech Mixer in San Francisco

Last December, over 300 SF techies joined together at Alchemist Bar & Lounge to celebrate the end of a great year. The bar was lined with holiday decor and lights as members streamed in.

Upon arrival members were greeted by the Tech in Motion team and given a name tag. Many huddled around the drink ticket bowl set up for a “Tweet for a Drink” contest and creative Tweeters started crafting 140-characters to describe the event.

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As the bar began to fill up the conversations were flowing. Talk of the latest tech and holiday tech gifts were in the air. Members enjoyed the signature cocktails served by the Alchemist bartenders as they traded ideas for the holiday season. Popping up as the most popular gift in these discussions was the iPhone 6.

As members moved around the room they were constantly meeting new acquaintances. Members were excited to meet all different types of people–ranging from out of towners, new startup CEOs and recent SF transplants. As Tech in Motion member Bill roamed the space he stated, “I’ve never seen a Meetup with so many interesting stories! Everyone has something new to tell.”

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As the event continued members flowed in and out of the sponsor booths from Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates. With the new year upon them, attendees were more interested than ever in the career advice the booths had to offer.

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One guest, Devin, approached the career booth and exclaimed “My new year’s resolution is to find a new job.” He gladly spent a few minutes at the booth.

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As 8 p.m. rolled around, the SF members were not ready to leave. The conversation was flowing and what started as acquaintances had become new friends. As the sponsorship booths packed up and the check-in table closed, techies continued to inhabit the bar area. Upon closing the official event, the Alchemist was happy to keep the overflow of guests.

As one member left she stated, “that was by far the best meetup I’ve ever been to.”

To attend an event near you, find the closest Tech in Motion chapter here.