Sydney RORO meetup guide

This is a guide on how to organise Sydney RORO meetup.

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Sydney Roro meetup

Current organisers: Joss Paling, Tracy Mu Sung, Andrew Harvey


  • Arrive and mingle with dinner from 6 to 6:30
  • Welcome: the host of the meetup welcomes everyone and thanks the sponsors
  • The host asks brand new people to raise their hands, then we have a few minutes where regulars sitting/standing around those new people introduce themselves and welcome them
  • Talks commence, with 5 minute break between each
  • After talks, the host invites people to share tips and tricks with the group
  • The host goes through events that are upcoming
  • People offering work are given the opportunity to give a quick pitch (30 seconds each)
  • Wrap up before 8:30, people move on to non-official venues to carry on socialising


Talks are submitted at our issues page and are selected, scheduled and confirmed by the meetup organisers.

Each meetup has around 3 speakers - with talk length of 15 minutes each. We also will include lightning talks of 5 minutes each if available.

Current venue

  • Pivotal Labs - Level 11, 155 Clarence St, Sydney

Date and Times

The second Tuesday of every month. Open at 6pm for 6:30pm start. Preferably leaving the venue by 8:30. Splinter groups then go to nearby pub, or the recent non-pub option of ice cream parlour.

Food Options

We’ve been solely using The Char Rotisserie for the past six months. We order the delivery through Caitre’d. It ends up being around $8 per person.

The food is in big catering trays - usually things like stroganoff and rice, stir fry’s, pasta salads.

We trialled getting a bigger proportion of vegetarian dishes, but they did not go well. Stroganoff and Goulash type things are a big hit. We’ve been trying to avoid the ubiquitous pizza, and feedback about this catering has been good.

The order gets placed around a week ahead of schedule, but easy to change if the meetup attendee numbers don’t match

Drinks Options

Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks are supplied by Pivotal Labs.


  • Pivotal Labs
  • Ruby Australia (we promote the Ruby Australia sponsors at our events)