2022 Virtual Star Jam – The Spotify Community

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It’s been some time since our final Star Jam in 2021. And this yr, our most essential occasion was again in all its glory, as all the time (in any case, the Jam is our golden disc): 2 weeks of distinctive occasions and unbelievable meet-ups!

 

This yr, the Jam was digital once more, because of the state of restrictions for Covid-19. Still, following the instance of the earlier one, we had a lot of events to get pleasure from each second, all whereas getting collectively and sharing our love for Spotify and the Community!

 

Here’s a short abstract of the whole lot that occurred and, indisputably, you’ll want to participate within the subsequent version (oh, and somewhat chicken informed me that possibly it is going to be again in particular person) So, headphones on, Jam playlist set & let’s go!

 

We kicked off our Jam this yr on August twenty second with a Coffee Chat, hosted by @Jose_M, the place our Stars and Staff may present their favourite drinks and desserts whereas having a terrific likelihood to talk about their memories-related tastes. And in case you suppose it stopped right here, return one step as a result of there was a Gartic session and everybody had a blast drawing (or ought to I say “scribbling”) and ultimately, we selected one of the best one. This was a good way to begin the week!

 

Moving on to the second day, we had the chance to fulfill and discuss to 2 members of Spotify’s Consumer Product Marketing group: Caju, from Brazil; and Erick, from Mexico. They shared how they’d grow to be Spotifiers in addition to their profession expertise. We additionally had the possibility to get to know extra in regards to the group, meet completely different members and uncover how their job contributes to the Spotify consumer expertise. Our Stars took the chance to make solutions on potential enhancements and contribute with some noteworthy concepts. 

 

On the third day, we had the Do you Play…Liszt? occasion, hosted by one in all our Stars, Gerard (aka @Soundofus), the place we chatted in regards to the music listening expertise and the entire strategy of playlist creation. All members of this name received to specific their suggestions and develop a definitive information to creating the proper playlist.

 

On the fourth day, it was time to fulfill a brand new group – Spotify’s Release Management. Kristen and Sam introduced the whole lot in regards to the group construction and their capabilities, and confirmed how essential it’s to Customer Support and the consumer’s general expertise. There was additionally a Q&A session, the place we may share our ideas about options and value, counsel new options, in addition to enhancements for present ones.

 

On the twenty sixth, we met the Desktop and Design group via Daniel, Peter, and Alex. They confirmed us some consumer information throughout completely different platforms and defined how Spotify for desktop will get developed. The Stars received introduced with some preliminary mockups and potential adjustments & options that could be arriving on desktop quickly.
On the second occasion of the day, we had a wonderful alternative to decelerate somewhat bit throughout a meditation session with Georgia. She guided us via nice workouts for enhancing our focus and bringing a peaceable second to our day.

 

On the twenty seventh, ending the primary week of the Jam with a flourish, we got here along with @MattSuda and @TreyAnastasio for an superior listening celebration with our particular playlist created by Stars and moderators. The members had the chance to find new songs and share their ideas about them. 

 

Following up, we had a terrific meetup on the twenty ninth with Josh, who guided us on find out how to really feel extra snug when presenting on-line. He opened our minds and inspired us to consider what our largest challenges when presenting are and find out how to cope with them for a extra vibrant and assured presentation. Not solely that, however he additionally talked about vocal tone, physique language, and the methods to catch and preserve the viewers’s consideration. 

 

On the subsequent day, we boarded into a really cool sport the place we needed to collect and ‘retrace our steps and work collectively’ to be able to discover important gadgets to go on our first band tour and get to the phases. Time flew quick and Team 3 ended up profitable the Game. This was by no means about who wins although – it was simply pure enjoyable!  

 

On September 2nd, we met the Moderators and a few of our Community Managers at a roundtable to debate the Community and Stars Program expertise. We had the possibility to share a few of our suggestions on what enhancements we want to see within the Community.

 

To end our 2022 Jam in a memorable approach, on September sixth, we received the massive alternative to speak to Martin Lorentzon, co-founder of Spotify. This meetup was an unbelievable shock and we undoubtedly beloved it! We had the possibility to listen to from Martin in regards to the Spotify’s inception and the way it grew to become the most important audio streaming platform on this planet!

 

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Yes, sure. I do know this received large, however I could not lose the possibility to let you know the whole lot that occurred and, imagine me, this needed to be very summarized as a result of, if not – I would not have had ample phrases to specific how thrilling these two weeks had been. If you felt spirited and want to be part of us on our subsequent adventures, be at liberty to grow to be a Spotify Star too, you’re greater than welcome!

(Oh, and I virtually forgot, see you on the 2023 Star Jam, it is virtually proper across the nook… 😉😁)

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