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Plenty of people have been wondering when we’d start running some TechCrunch events on this side of the pond. But attempting to run a full-time news blog and run events at the same time is a recipe for chaos. So I’m delighted to say that TechCrunch UK & Ireland is going to be working with Thayer Driver as our Events & Sponsorship Consultant. One of the first things we’ll be working on together is a decent-sized TechCrunch event for the Summer, while looking at other opportunities in the meantime to bring our community of readers together. Thayer will be exploring commercial opportunities for TechCrunch events both in the UK, Ireland and, potentially, other European centres. She can be reached on thayer.driver[AT] (LinkedIn page) and here is a little more information about her. Oh, and, unlike most events people I know, she can also build objects in Second Life.

Thayer brings with her 10 years online experience, spanning statistical analysis, programming, recruitment and company development, commercialising and producing ideas, and a passion for the social web and gaming. Her career in the ‘community web’ started as a programmer at UpMyStreet in 2001, after which she moved into commercial roles. Thayer’s most recent start-up in 2005 was co-founding the community based jobs board, Chinwag Jobs. Having worked as Commercial Director across all the Chinwag brands until autumn 2007, Thayer then moved into consultancy. Her latest project has been working with Apple highlighting emerging technology and online communities.

And just so you know, online advertising/sponsorship opportunities on TechCrunch UK & Ireland are continuing to be handled by TechCrunch’s Heather Harde (Heather[AT]

  • Thayer Driver

    Thanks Mike! Looking forward to working with you and our partners to create some really exciting events.

  • Jonathan

    congrats Thayer and nice one Mike – keep me posted. mucho demand out there ;)

  • Philip Campbell

    Congrats on the new job!

    Dont forget if you need a social media video guy where i am! – @philcampbell on twitter! :)

  • Jay Adair

    Great job guys, Thayer looks well qualified for the job. We look forward to the next TCUK event :)

  • Andrew Dawson

    Thayer? Yum!

  • Geoffrey McCaleb

    Thayer: Congrats on the gig. Hopefully you can help keep Mike in line! :)

  • mac

    thayer – the ultimate I.T. grrrl

  • Thayer Driver

    Thanks all! :-D

  • Ivan Pope

    Look forward to working with you Thayer – congratulations.

  • Gary Reid

    Great news, look forward to some good events.

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