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A sold-out crowd of Honolulu-based tech workers (and their friends) packed the courtyard of Honolulu Beerworks in Kaka‘ako yesterday.
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The monthly ThriveHI Remote Work Early Pau Hana was standing room only yesterday afternoon, held on a Thursday instead of the usual Wednesday. Organizer Trung Lam shared the results of the informal attendee poll this morning: 49 out of 64 signed-in attendees (out of 70 available slots) were remote workers!
When attendees were polled on their favorite group messaging app, the vast majority said Slack (25), followed by WhatsApp (7), Discord (6), and Apple Messages (6). Teams, Facebook Messenger and Instagram rounded out the bottom of the list with two votes each, along with a dozen votes for “other.”
As ThriveHI further refines its mission and value proposition to the community, the group is also thinking about sustainability. Toward that end, even with a nebulous list of benefits, attendees were asked what they might consider paying for an annual membership.
The median response was $100 a year, with a mode of $50. Overall, responses ranged from $25 to… $12,000? The latter response, from someone in healthcare sales, was apparently due to the high caliber of networking and contacts. “If we ever get around to a membership model, we will call that the ultra platinum tier,” Lam says.
Yesterday’s gathering was sponsored in part by yours truly for Hawaii Slack (hence the poll question) and Honolulu Beerworks. Don’t miss the next event: join the Startup Oahu meetup group! Of course, you can always visit HawaiiCalendar.com and subscribe to this newsletter for news on the latest meetups and conferences.
But wait, there’s more! See the rest of this photo gallery on Flickr.