An unscripted variety show influenced by old-school hip hop and The Matrix, which sometimes features uncensored, practical talks from some of the best designers, developers and managers in town.

Wide angle shot of the DesignOps meetup stage and crowd

The first Wednesday of every month.

Turtlenecks encouraged.


Free thinking individuals for the most dangerous design meetup in Melbourne. Low corporate appeal, razor sharp bleeding edge, long periods of complete uncertainty. Safe return to prior design workflows doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success.

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If you’re reading this, it means you know something.

What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire career, that there’s something wrong with the design world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.

It’s the question that brought you here. You know the question, just as we did.

“What is DesignOps?”

The answer is out there, and it’s looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to.

Unfortunately, no one can be told what DesignOps is. You have to see it for yourself.

You have to let it all go. Fear, doubt, and disbelief.

Free your mind…

Welcome, to DesignOps Melbourne.

Meetup members attending the DesignOps meetup, standing around Everyone waiting around before the event, pretending they know what DesignOps is.
Tim Kostiakos speaking on stage in front of an audience Tim K — talking about how much he hates Jacob Nielson from Nielsen Norman Group.
Ch'an standing outside of a coffee shop dress in white sneakers and sunglasses Ch'an Armstrong (DesignOps OG) — kicked out of that coffee shop for being too cool.
Close-up photo of the crowd watching the stage Our audience calculating if they could still make it in time to see the latest Denzel Washington movie if they leave right now.
Members talking in the Culture Amp kitchen during the DesignOps meetup Waiting around for the empty promises of food to be fulfilled.
Ice buckets full of beer Our free gluten free beer from Omission Brewing Co.
Kevin from CultureAmp holding a cubed plush microphone Kevin — ultra keen to throw that microphone cube at someone.
Ch'an and Adam hosting the event on stage Pretending we're filming a major motion picture crossover of Straight Outta Compton and Pulp Fiction.
Members of the DesignOps meetup laughing in their seats The audience collectively remembering a funny joke they heard last week.
Speakers from Australia Post presenting on stage Lexi and Sarah — getting to the bottom of who stole the Mount Franklin water bottles that were reserved for speakers.
John and Mel speaking on-stage John and Mel — Giving a talk about August in May.
Headshot of Adam Brock wearing glasses and a black turtleneck Adam Brock — The man behind everything you hate (and love) so much about this Meetup.
Tim Kostiakos speaking on stage in front of an audience Tim K — still talking about how much he hates Jacob Nielson from Nielsen Norman Group.
Photo of Aaron making a funny face up-close Aaron — attempting to seduce our French photographer in order to get his photo on our dumb website.
Members of the DesignOps meetup playing table tennis Getting a feel for what table tennis would be like if there was a ball.

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