I had the pleasure of meeting 30 some people at a meetup thrown in our honor and sponsored by JBX last week in London.
There were a lot of names I've been reading for years that I finally put faces to, along with some new folks whose curiosity has been piqued by the more object oriented approach version 7 and 8 have taken. There's some pics here and I'm going to try to thank as many people as I can remember, if I've spaced you please accept my apologies and ping me when you see it and I'll add you to this post. There were quite a few beers involved.
One important take away was that everyone agrees that our product is far superior to our marketing efforts. Predictably as soon discussions got deep on what the right marketing message might be, you get as many differing opinions as you have heads. The one thing that everyone agreed we could collectively do better is telling our own stories about why concrete5 works well for us.
Enjoy how easy it is to train clients? Great write up a before and after example. Love the modular nature of blocks for atomic-design? Cool write up a white paper. Built something in half the time as another system? Cool, give me a link to your write up. If you all can put a little effort on your own into writing this stuff up and send us links, we'll happily cross promote it on all the social networks, our blog, our newsletter of 50,000 people, so on. You get your name in lights, we get other people telling our story in their own words. I can not stress enough how many different types of people find concrete5 appealing in their own ways. I'm never going to be able to say everything to everyone, but you guys can!
Thanks in particular to JBX who graciously sponsored the event - bravo. If you have web needs in England - you should call Jon asap.
Also great to meet Dave, Glyn, John, Alec, two Liams, Simon, Jack, Jenifer, Chris, Grant, Alfie, Wagdi, Giedrius, Stan, Andy, Matthew, Oliver, and Barney - I know I'm missing people here... my apologies. See you all next time!
Check the UK crew out on Facebook too!