Been wondering what’s going on with Meetups lately? A lot! You can find out all sorts of updates in our Facebook group. But first, check out some of the fun pictures and events below:

Manipur, India

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Designer Khingkhing reached out and asked if he could sponsor a local football/soccer team in the name of 99designs for this Holi Festival — yes, of course Khingkhing! Thanks for sharing.

Paris, France

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France country manager Siham welcomes 12designer’s fearless leader Eva for a double trouble of designer and customer Meetups in Paris.

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Yogyakarta group gathered on a mini-retreat to visit the city, each other, and do a little educational Meetup with tutorials led by BATHI* and Dorarpol *. Props to OnlyDee and joz l jozan* for helping create the event! And to BATHI* for designing the shirts and DLVASTF™ * for printing and producing them.

You guys never fail to impress!

Jepara, Indonesia

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Meetup in celebration of DYLOVA STUFF’s birthday! Designers gathered together to solidify relationships begun through the site — telling stories and experiences, and enjoying a beautiful beach day, of course. Big thanks to *[al]barokah for helping organize! And of course, to the other attendees: yZk*, Reaslistis*, pl@netd516n™, M@nRay*, savana88™ and riwan.

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Another community in Jepara met up to establish their own charity contests — joining 1 contest a week and donating the prize any member of the group wins. Props to this community: sweetcaca, norkesi, seagan, kirimara, 7-lung, clothingsize, Doeland, blimbim™, Batinesigaya, monton, wakatobi and Deev. We’re excited to see how this goes!

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Jepara hosted the KMD community from Semarang in this Meetup — in a famous tourist attraction called Kartini Beach. That turtle is fantastic!

Cebu, Philippines

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Sercor80 ran this Meetup group to share their experiences on 99design, how they first started and their best contest strategies. Shout out to other attendees: TeachDesign, vonbix, Gideon6k3, Jolitz609, earthhue and lirey. Hoping to see the Cebu 99er community grow even larger!

Madrid, Spain

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Customers can Meetup too! 99designs rep Sol met up with this group of burgeoning entrepreneurs in Madrid. Hope to see some great designer-client relationships come out of this 🙂