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Welcome to FuckUp Nights Melbourne! After extremely successful events in July and August with over 200 people in attendance each time (and a brief break in September) we are back to celebrate the mistakes, the failures, and stories that make us the humans that we are.
FuckUp Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share public business failure stories with hundreds of people attending each event around the world. Each month 3 speakers will be invited to talk about their FuckUp stories; we’ll learn about their biggest mistakes, what they learned, how they moved on- all whilst sharing invaluable advice along the way.
The speakers will candidly share in 7 minutes:
At the end of each person’s story, you’ll have a chance to ask questions- nothing too cheeky, but feel free to dig around.You’ll hear stories and advice you won’t get elsewhere - and these stories will (hopefully) put you in good stead to not make the same fuckups.
The Fitzroy Academy
Will Dayble is a tech geek turned social entrepreneur, passionate about things like measuring impact, breaking dumb systems, diversity within digital and supporting the Australian social economy.
Companies Will has founded include Squareweave, a digital agency that helps change-makers do good tech; Grace Cafe, making fine coffee and kind food; Clarity.io, measuring and rewarding social impact; and The Fitzroy Academy of Getting Shit Done, teaching Australians to solve problems that don't exist yet.
He’s also on a few advisory boards, delivers keynotes / grace notes internationally, and is a featured writer across various mediums. Some favourite clients include people like the Foundation for Young Australians, the Centre for Workplace Leadership, The Climate Council, Commonwealth Bank and a slew of not for profits.
Channel Development and Innovation Manager,
Jeanette is Channel Development Manager for ANZ Group Innovation, managing the proposition and pipeline for some of ANZ’s newest digital products. Before this, she spent over 10 years in marketing, product development and strategy - deep in the belly of corporate Australia.
More recently, Jeanette has been exploring entrepreneurship as co-founder of The Hacker Exchange - a skills and internship exchange service connecting Australian uni students to opportunities in San Francisco, creator of the Gingerbread Demolition charity initiative, career consultant at The Hired, and Melbourne Ambassador for Like-Minded Bitches Drinking Wine (look it up!).
Qualified in sociology, economics and marketing, Jeanette is an experienced speaker, mentor and facilitator - and loves to help elevate a great idea to the next level. When she’s not hunting for Melbourne's newest food experience, you can find Jeanette running startup events, trying to win her cat's affection, or tweeting about terrible ad campaigns to no one in particular.
Vice-President for Engineering & Managing Director in Australia and New Zealand,
Brett is the vice-president for engineering and managing director in Australia and New Zealand for Zendesk, the leading customer service platform trusted by over 50000 organisations worldwide. Founded in 2007, Zendesk is available in 40 languages and has operations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Originally from Melbourne, Brett spent the past 20 years in the United States, during which time he worked for a variety of public and private technology companies, including two of his own startups.
*Featured podcast guest
Garry works in Partnerships and Marketing for General Assembly in Australia and is a passionate and experienced brand collaborator and marketer. Garry’s role at General Assembly entails exploring meaningful business development opportunities through strategic partnerships with innovative companies and individuals throughout the tech, business and creative sectors.
Garry achieves this through event curation, as well as initiating forward-thinking marketing strategies for the Australian and global markets. He helps to drive brand exposure for General Assembly and aligned partners though community engagements in partnership with Australian and Global businesses, meetup groups, co-working spaces and creative individuals.
Garry has plentiful experience in Digital Marketing and eCommerce marketing strategy and operations, covering everything from content marketing to local marketing activations, from advertising to SEO, and a long history of customer service experience. You can also find him running meetup groups and events, singing in bands, MC’ing events and much, much more!
Events & Communications Manager,
Josh has worked across some large-scale Melbourne events and spaces in programming, production, design, and communications. He believes in coworking, collaborative learning and supporting local entrepreneurs, and is a strong supporter of programs encouraging community and creativity.
Josh is currently Events & Communications Manager for Inspire9, Melbourne's community-led coworking space, where he enjoys creating delightful and engaging experiences for the Melbourne startup community. You'll often find him holding a photoshoot with Scout, his cat, rowing on Albert Park lake or stuffing his face with cheese.
Inspire9 is the original community-led coworking space for Melbourne’s startups, freelancers, and creative entrepreneurs. Inspire9 is a community in the truest sense. We share ideas, responsibilities and opportunities. We collaborate on projects, help our neighbours with a tricky technical problem and broker business deals over a game of pool or ping-pong. Inspire9 is offering a chance to experience coworking in all it's glory with a free day of coworking.
Enter the promo code GENERALASSEMBLY at try.inspire9.com to schedule in a time that suits you! FYI they throw Friday Night Drinks every week, should that pique your interest.
Zendesk is software for better customer service. Businesses interact with customers every day across multiple channels like email, phone, live chat, and social media. Zendesk improves this customer experience by bringing all these interactions together in one beautifully simple platform, enabling you to respond faster to support tickets, improve satisfaction, and ultimately create a more meaningful, personal and productive relationship with your customers.
Founded in 2007, Zendesk is a leading customer service platform and is trusted by over 60,000 organisations worldwide. Zendesk is available in 40 languages and has operations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.
Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.
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