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Whenever we do our daily work to better connect Split’s tech community, it always brings us joy, so we’re sometimes not exactly aware of how much work gets done. However, once we look back, we see there have been quite a few things.
So, let’s take a look at the work we did during the first quarter of 2022!
We started the year on a positive note by bringing you another story of one of Split’s digital nomads – Karen, the very kind and energetic former US marine. Karen’s story from January was followed by Anna’s in February.
To continue with the stories we shared, we’ll focus on Split’s startup ecosystem, as well as some other tech ecosystem builders. The startups that shared their stories with us in this period are ELNAV and MARTECHiNG Platform, who both participated in last year’s Get In The Ring competition.
Aside from startups, we also focused on those who work hard to aid the development of the local ecosystem: Student Business Incubator and NetHub. The cherry on top of the ecosystem builders was the initiation of our Split Founders interview series with Dario Boras of Parklio as the first of many Split’s founders.
In January we participated in the Digital Nomad Reflection Day organized by DNA Croatia where we offered our insight into digital nomads in Split and the importance of community.
This event gave us the chance to be the voice of Split’s digital nomads at a roundtable discussion held at the beginning of this month where once more we put the focus on community-building for the betterment of the people, as well as the city.
We also got the chance to spread the word about important initiatives and events in our local community such as STE(A)M activities for children, the research into digital nomads in Croatia, another edition of the Hack4Split social hackathon, the great opportunity that is the Full-funnel B2B Marketing Summit, and the upcoming Green Future Conference.
Continuing with our established monthly schedule, we held three “Locals’n’Nomads” meetups so far: we started the year great with the first one, explored Split during the second one, and the third one brought us a lesson in Croatian language and culture.
And we’re already getting ready for the fourth “Locals’n’Nomads” of 2022 where we’ll celebrate the 10th edition of this meetup together with Hack4Split. Also – who knows what the rest of this year’s “Locals’n’Nomads” meetups will bring?!
A few things for sure: lots of fun times and new connections!
In February we launched TechTerranean, whose goal is to connect everyone interested in Split and its growing tech community, as well as be a stepping stone towards the future Split we envision – a gorgeous and lively Mediterranean tech hub!
TechTerranean was initiated as an online community you can join but we didn’t want to keep it just online.
Therefore, we held two TechTerranean Morning Coffee events so far intending to keep this monthly schedule in the future. The first one was as great as any first-ever and early-morning gettogether can be, while the second one turned into a somewhat worldwide event.
We hope more and more of you will join TechTerranean online, as well as offline!
You might be wondering how to quantify this work, so let’s take a look at some of the numbers. For the first three months of 2021, the average monthly number of visitors was 1618, and the average number of page views was 3519.
This year, the average monthly number of visitors throughout the same period settled at around 1813, while the average number of page views is at 4526. We can say our website traffic grew a bit!
And while the numbers can be a good indicator of growth, for us the community is the most important metric.
That also keeps steadily growing considering all the new members we had the honor to present in the past three months: Selekcija.hr, Flying Penguin, Agency04, NAIS, Human Capital, The Works, and Code Mage.
And there you have it, folks! 😀
We will continue to work every day to showcase all that our tech community here in Split has to offer. We also hope you will continue following what we do and, together with us, help Split realize its potential!
p.s. This is just the overview of the work we did with the English part of Split Tech City. You should see how on fire was the Croatian counterpart! 😀