About This Blog:
This blog is written for events wranglers — the people who make events as successful as possible and are also known as event professionals, event managers, event coordinators, and similar titles.
The website is about creating, organizing, putting on and participating in highly worthwhile events, especially participant-driven and TIME community events [Tech, Innovators, Makers, Entrepreneurs].
My background is chemical engineering, but for the past 10+ years I’ve also been “Bob Waldron, the events wrangler, digital nomad, tech community advocate, relationship builder, and entrepreneur.” In addition to working in the Midwest USA, I also spent a year working for a small startup in northern California.
The most enjoyable events I have helped wrangle were:
- Experimental Aircraft Association World Symposiums on Electric Aircraft.
- The inaugural NorthEast Wisconsin Entrepreneur Networking Day (NEW END) in 2005.
- The first BarCampMilwaukee in 2006 (and repeat events in following years).
- Ten years of weekly NEW NET meetings (NorthEast Wisconsin Network for Entrepreneurism and Technology).
- Distributed Hacker/Maker Network (DHMN) monthly meetings starting in 2010.
- DHMN Civic Hacking meetups starting in 2015.
- Geek Dinners in Green Bay, Appleton, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison.
- Humboldt MCU Community biweekly meetings for people interested in microcontrollers and electronics.
- Startup Weekend Green Bay.
As a community advocate, I’m interested in everything related to connecting, expanding and strengthening the TIME community in NE Wisconsin, USA, as well as in other places I happen to find myself, such as Arcata, California (Humboldt County), and Traverse City, Michigan.
The main blogs I’ve written other than Events Wrangling are:
For more on my background, see my LinkedIn profile.
You can contact me at bwaldron (att) gmail [dot] com.