Launch League’s core is community. It’s no wonder that our Micorommunity program is a key focus behind who we are and what we do. With a goal to attract and engage talent in Akron, Launch League Microcmmunities have been around since the beginning. At the start of the year, we were proud to announce a new Community (Design) and have additional plans for growth throughout 2017. Today we are excited to announce a new addition to the Launch League team, Byron Delpinal, who will serve as our Microcommunity Coordinator
To continuously grow our talent pool in Akron, we knew that the communities needed a strong leader to guide them to success. We are thankful to have found that leadership in long-time Front End Development coordinator, Byron Delphinal. Byron has been a Microcommunity Leader since the very beginning. He has successfully run over 14 Meetups with his Front End Development Community, and grown this community to a membership of over 300 total. Byron has worked to develop a systematic approach to running communities and brings the organizational skills and community-building focus needed to help other communities find success.
Byron will work to onboard new Community Leaders, hold quarterly planning meetings and provide assistance and structure to ensure each group is serving the needs of the community as best it can. Launch League is proud to have Byron on board, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what he has to say about Microcommunities and why he believe this role is important:
For me, community was an essential element of my social and professional life when I first moved to Akron in 2008, and continues to be as I move through my career to this very day. Community kept me engaged, involved, and most importantly provided a way for me to feel accepted in a city that was foreign to me. My goal as the Microcommunity Coordinator for Launch League is to build a place where people of any background, experience, or comfort level can come and feel accepted, engaged, and involved as they navigate the social and professional barriers of their lives. I will do my best to continue to create a network of professionals and hobbyists alike with the goals of leveling up our baseline skills and introducing ourselves to new concepts and peers as we focus on continual education. I look forward to working with the organizers of these meetups and the attendees alike to create something truly special for Akron and its surrounding areas.
We’re incredibly excited about where we’ll be taking the Microcommunity program this year. There are a number of things in the works that we can’t wait to announce and Byron is playing a critical role in making them happen.