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Community Management with Risa Dickens

March 2nd, 2016


Since launching in San Francisco in 2004, Yelp has taken root in 32 countries becoming the leading local guide for word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. In fact, they’ve Yelped their way to 100 Million Reviews!!

In this talk we’ll get into the culture and the community manager role as it empowers and connects people in cities all over the world, and then we’ll break it down with specific tools and tactics for social media and community engagement that you can learn from.

Risa Dickens2 ABOUT RISA:

Risa Dickens has a Master’s Degree in Media Studies from Concordia University and has worked in web and social media for 10 years;  spearheading her own online arts network, helping launch and curate LA based social video platform, then launching Yelp in Montreal.

As Senior Community Manager at Yelp, she helped mentor, hire and train new Community Managers. Most recently, as Community Director, she helps develop new ideas for Yelp both locally and internationally, notably Yackathon: Yelp’s Community Hackathon.




When: Tuesday, March 22, doors-open 6:30pm, kick-off 7:00pm
Where: Notman House, 51 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H2X 1X2 (map) Station St-Laurent
Price: FREE!

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Light refreshment will be kindly provided by Lighthouse Labs, a modern, immersive teaching facility for web and mobile software development. They run bootcamps that entail 60+ hour weeks, in a mixture of lecture and lab environments to teach eager new developers how to build incredible web and mobile apps using Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Node, Objective-C and Swift.






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