We want YOU to come hang out with us at Thirsty Nerds – our friendly networking happy hour. We will even give you booze to do it.

We’re always hankering to meet new people and have new experiences, so we decided to host a regular soiree that brings together smart, interesting, and curious individuals who yearn to learn, laugh, hire, collab, date, hug, debate, scheme, inspire, or just meet and chit-chat with other such people.

We do it almost every month at our favorite spots around the city, including CMYK studio in DUMBO – Check back soon to RSVP to our next event!

Thirsty Nerds

Thirsty Nerds: Beyond The Binary (NY TechWeek x Pride Panel)

In celebration of Pride month & NY Tech Week, CMYK hosted a special edition of Thirsty Nerds that included a timely panel discussion exploring the future of LGBTQIA+ dating apps. Four leading professionals in marketing, PR, and design delved into the strategies shaping these platforms. They spoke to the creation of inclusive and diverse online spaces, explored innovative marketing approaches, and discussed the role of design in fostering a sex-positive environment. They addressed key challenges and opportunities in crafting user-centric apps that promote well-being, sexual expression, and meaningful connections within the LGBTQIA+ community.

Panelists included:

​Cameron Femino – Senior Creative Producer / Sniffies

Darshy Narine – Chief Product Officer / HER

​Stanton Plummer-Cambridge – UX Researcher / Motto

​Eleanor Bonner – Account Director / ASTRSK