OTB2015 and the Power of a Network
This post isn’t about BPM, or BP3. But it is about Austin, startups, and networks. We’re hosting the 4th OTB unconference in Austin this weekend. We’re building value in a conference of former colleagues who used to work together, mostly in Austin, mostly at Trilogy.
- 2011 – “this one goes to eleven” – the inaugural OTB conference took place at the historic Driskill hotel in Austin, TX.
- 2012 – “vote early, vote often” – the second installment of OTB took place in the Union Square Ventures space, courtesy of Gary Chou’s invitation, in New York City.
- 2014 – we convened at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. Trilogy alumni have had a big effect on recruiting, engineering, and little parts of the site like photos…
- 2015 – we’re convening at Capital Factory in Austin, TX, ground zero for startups in Austin. The topics will be many and varied and good. And irreverent. I haven’t done the stats on who is attending yet but I have no doubt it will be a typical mix of founders, executives, product designers, incredible software developers, lawyers, doctors, and many other professions.
If you’re part of a great alumni network, tap into the value – at a personal and professional level it is hard to over-estimate the value they can bring to your life if you’re take advantage. Who knows, you might be the #2 most entrepreneurial alumni network.