Amazing. That’s the only word I can think of to explain what’s gone on over the past year here in Las Vegas.
While there have been a lot of great things happening in the Vegas tech scene, I think we can all point to one specific event that has really kicked this incredible movement in to high gear; Vegas Jelly.
For the uninitiated, Vegas Jelly stared out as a bi-weekly event where developers would get together at The Beat Coffeehouse downtown and spend an evening setting aside their regular work and responsibilities and would instead work on a project they are passionate about. It has morphed in to a weekly event with breakout sessions, networking and still a bit of the coworking that kicked it all off.
This Thursday marks the one year anniversary of Las Vegas Jelly. In honor of this exciting milestone, I wanted to ask the Vegas tech community to share a little bit about what the Vegas Jelly means to you, what it’s done for you personally/professionally, and why you think the Jelly has become one of the cornerstones of our community.
For me, Jelly was a huge breath of fresh air. I had been working from home for about 2 years and was really missing the camaraderie of working with a team. When I started attending Jelly, I was motivated by the excitement the group had over the projects they were working on. It was infectious. It gave me renewed energy towards the projects I was working on and made me want to DO more, to learn more. I’m also thankful to the Jelly for the friends I’ve made this past year.
So that’s my story. Leave a comment below and let us know how Jelly has rocked your world.
Happy Anniversary, Jelly!