A FinOps Foundation Meetup is an informal community event hosted and organized by one or more FinOps Certified Meetup Organizers to bring together FinOps peers to network, share ideas, answer questions, and learn about FinOps. FinOps Foundation Roadshows are their more formal cousin run in neutral venues by FinOps Foundation staff.
These events focus on getting the community together to share best practices in smaller, in-person settings in a practitioner hosted venue or in a virtual gathering. The primary goal of a Meetup is for the FinOps community to connect and collaborate with one another. FinOps Meetups can feature planned content or be geared more towards networking and socialization.
|Event Description||Join local peers to network, share ideas, answer questions, and learn about FinOps.|
|Meeting Format||In person or virtual|
|Speakers||Only practitioners and FinOps Foundation partners (by approval only) are able to present at FinOps Foundation Meetups. You can expect to hear from current FinOps Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) about relevant topics who aren’t advertising or promoting FinOps-related products and services.|
|Organizer(s)||FinOps Certified Meetup Organizer|
|Sponsorship||Sponsorship not permitted, and no sales pitches of any kind by presenters or attendees while present.|
While each Meetup event is different given the different topics, activities, and people in attendance, participants can generally expect to benefit from joining the event in the following ways:
If you have additional questions about FinOps Foundation Meetups please email email@example.com
Visit finops.org/events to search for upcoming Meetup events.
If you don’t see a Meetup event in your area it may just be that none are planned at the moment. You can inquire about possible upcoming events in the Slack channel associated with your local Meetup chapter. It is also possible that we do not have a Meetup chapter in your area in which case you should consider applying to become a FinOps Certified Meetup Organizer if you are interested in planning these events for those in our local area. Be sure to check to see if there is a FinOps Foundation Roadshow in your area as well.
Eligibility requirements to receive FinOps Foundation Meetup Organizer training & certification are as follows:
Apply to become a Certified Meetup Organizer here. Your application will be evaluated against the above criteria. Have a question or not sure if you’re ready to apply? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
These guidelines are to help define which types of events the FinOps Foundation promotes and carry the FinOps Foundation brand. And—to be clear—we don’t want to get in the way of stopping casual, impromptu, organic meetups you may want to host yourself!
Events which are not organized by a FinOps Certified Meetup Organizer or which don’t adhere to the Meetup guidelines which we have set forth cannot be considered an official FinOps Foundation Meetup.