BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Jan 25, 2012) - Crowdsortium Boston, co-hosted by uTest, Crowdly, and sponsor Article One Partners, returns for its second meetup -- this time to explore the secrets of taking a crowdsourcing model from just a 'mob' to an engaged community of diverse and skilled professionals. After a brief introduction from Professor at Northeastern Jeff Howe, who coined the term crowdsourcing, a panel of chief community executives will dive deeper into the keys to successfully managing and scaling a global workforce.
Monday, January 30, 2012 @ 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Microsoft's New England Research & Development Center (NERD), Cambridge, MA
RSVP to reserve your spot here (free to attend)
Author of Crowdsourcing: Why The Power Of The Crowd Is Driving The Future Of Business and Northeastern University professor Jeff Howe will open the meetup with a brief introduction as well as moderate the panel. The feature panel -- "Community Management: Evolving From Mobs To Crowds To Communities"-- will be comprised of chief community managers of top crowdsourcing companies, including CMO of uTest Matt Johnston, CEO of Libboo Chris Howard and VP of Product at OnForce Gabe Miano.
After the panel, there will be time for networking along with complimentary pizza and beer. Register or learn more at http://crowdsortiummeetup2.eventbrite.com/.
uTest provides in-the-wild testing services that span the entire software development lifecycle -- including functional, security, load, localization and usability testing. The company's community of more than 50,000 professional testers from 180 countries put web, mobile and desktop applications through their paces by testing on real devices under real-world conditions. Thousands of companies -- from startups to global brands -- rely on uTest as a critical component of their QA processes for fast, reliable, and cost-effective testing results. More info at http://www.utest.com or http://blog.utest.com.
Crowdly is a consumer crowdsourcing platform that helps brands who want to get more out of their large fan bases. Crowdly powers real fan conversations around their own ideas driving brand engagement and advocacy in a unique addictive reputation driven community. Learn more at www.crowdly.com.
About Article One Partners
Article One Partners is a global scommunity of researchers who find supporting technical literature aroudn innovative technologies. The Article One community has been rewarded more than $1.8 million as they contribute to the goal of increasing global patent wuality. By connecting companies with a worldwide community, clients are able to make better patent-related business decisions. To learn more please visit http://www.articleonepartners.com/.