Welcome to A Few Quiet Yarns Sept 19th 2019

We're looking forward to hosting you and enabling you to come and connect with good folk of a diverse but tech focussed background, to share experiences and stories before talking shop - the aim, the "Meet the person first, then the suit". Here is the August Event video to give you an idea.

Overview:

This is the No-selling Tech-Networking event where you are invited to "meet the person" by discussing your commonalities; sports, hobbies, favorite restaurant, as long as you don't ask "What do you do?" until it reappears naturally in conversation - as we all work in te tech industry, we know thats the fall back and that we we will "meet the suit/title/role" which naturally causes a judgement - hence "meet the person before their suit" is how we roll, and how we encourage you to roll if you attend AFQY.

Sponsors:

  1. Symon Thurlow from Parallo

  • Anton Aalders from Spectrum

  • Christian Kelbrick from Science Logic

  • Morgan Towers from Pointers Bar

Co-Host:

  • Akalito Lina Paniani - ICT Student

Event Format:

This event presents the opportunity for all good people to form a social or personal relationship where you can understand the 'cut of a person's jib'. No one wants to be hawked widgets, they want to have intelligent and fun discussions with good people - so come to have a yarn, there is always plenty to talk about!

  • 5.30pm: Doors open - ensure you bring your ticket to gain entry please - Find Ryan, scan your ticket- Event begins, Bar Tab is open

  • 6.00pm: The first round of introductions for everyone in the room

  • 6.30pm The Check in - Hands up who has met more than 5 people they didn't know before tonight?

  • 7.30pm The closing round of introductions, tab reverts to a cash bar.

Rules:

NO-selling: No pitching, presenting, talking product or pricing - but you can talk about concepts.
NO giving your card out unless you've been asked for it.
If you are from the channel (sales) you need to bring a minimum one end user "to balance the force" if not a sponsor.
Max of two channel/sales per business if not a sponsor.

NO Company Branded clothing (You can still wear your Gucci and Nike, but not your company brand ;-)

Check out what the media say:

  • Watch the most recent event video to get an idea of the event and the story

  • AFQY explained

  • AFQY is a Community

I invite you to bring others with you and join the group here on Linked In to gain notifications of further events.

Join the mailing list www.afqy.co.nz/sign-up

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you at "A Few Quiet Yarns".

Ryan Ashton
Chief Yarner
Founder AFQY