Getting user feedback is very important to us at Opera. That’s why we love hosting meetups, where our top executives, including our CEO, and product managers are always available to interact with Opera fans. Here are the top 3 reasons our recent Opera Meetup was an awesome event for us and everyone who attended.

1. Expect the unexpected:
Don’t expect an Opera Meetup to be full of conversations just about Opera browsers, HTML5, Web RTC and so on. Although we work with these technologies day-in and day-out, you will encounter different things at a meetup that makes the experience light, fun and exciting. For instance, at our  recent #Opera50M meetup, we invited one of India’s most popular stand-up comedians, Daniel Fernandes. He gave us almost 50 million ROFL moments and made our evening super fantastic!

Here is a video from our recent #Opera50M Meetup:

2. Meet like-minded peeps:
Needless to say, at an Opera Meetup you will typically find technology lovers. But, the audience mix is always great and diverse, ranging from students curious about Opera’s data compression, tech bloggers, developers, coders and app lovers to newbies curious about technology or Opera browsers. Of course, we can’t predict  the kind of conversation you’ll have, but we assure you that you’ll have a fantastic time.

3. Mingle with the cool Opera gang:
You may have heard that Opera Mini recently reached 50 million users in India, making it the third-most used app after Facebook and WhatsApp. To thank all our users, Opera’s CEO, Lars Boilesen, came over from Oslo in Norway for a flashmob in true Bollywood style. At the Opera Meetup held right after the flashmob event, guests had the chance to witness the beaming smile on Lars’ face, after he discovered he doesn’t have two left feet after all.The cool Opera gang at Opera Meetup

At our meetups, you get to look beyond the public persona of Opera executives. You find out what drives a global CEO to put in hours of practice learning Bollywood dance moves and to perform in front of 1000 people. You find out what life experiences influenced Christian Uribe, the man driving Opera Mini, to come up with unique features in the browser. Opera peeps are passionate. We believe that our work makes a difference — and we know how to have a good time.

Our next Opera Meetup is coming up in a few weeks. Our browsers for computers, phones and other mobile devices have recently received some cool upgrades, and we are eager to show them off.

Stay tuned to this blog or join us on Facebook and Twitter to get more details. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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