UX Brisbane was founded by Ben Melbourne, Andrew Wight and Dan Naumann back in 2010/11. It was the very first Meetup event I attended. Several years later, the founders passed the baton to other volunteers and eventually landed to us in October 2018.
The very first thing we set ourselves to do was to understand our community better – what was important to them, what values did they want to uphold, what did they want to get out of this community? Our first event was a community-driven strategy workshop to get the answers to our questions and assumptions.
By understanding the members of our community and being very community-centred in our efforts, we set the foundation of how we we're going to facilitate and deliver events, activities and content for our people.