Let’s Sketch Tech!




Let’s Sketch Tech! is a monthly online meetup that mixes sketch-noting instruction together with lightning talks for practice.

We are super-excited to offer 45 minutes of lettering instruction this month!!!

Learn how to sketch-note a tech talk in this relaxing, byte-sized session with 30 minutes of sketch-noting instruction by sketch-noting and graphic facilitation expert, MJ Broadbent. Sketch-noting instruction will be followed by a lightning talk.

This month’s featured lightning talk guest is Lanette Creamer.



MJ Broadbent is a design consultant who simplifies complex challenges with effective, human-centered solutions. Leveraging a career background in graphic and UX design, she specializes in instructing people how to visualize information in real time through graphic facilitation. MJ is a seasoned storyteller, teacher, and design thinker. In addition to her design strategy work with Akamai, General Electric, Google, Oracle, and Standard & Poor’s, MJ has taught workshops around the world on sketching as a means of visual communication. MJ’s work appears in the Sketchnote Handbook (Peachpit Press, 2012), among many other publications.


Marlena Compton is a software developer, writer and collaboration artist. She organizes conferences such as “Pear Conf” and “Let’s Sketch Tech!” builds software, and introduces people to pair programming. Marlena’s agile hat-trick of working for IBM, Pivotal and Atlassian, has left her with a life-long appreciation for quality code, empathy and working together with a team. Marlena enjoys writing about tech, sketching talks at conferences and sometimes giving talks too.

Location and time

This is a distributed meetup. A Zoom.us, video-conferencing link will be emailed to attendees the day before.

Please check that Zoom works on your computer before purchasing a ticket as there are no refunds or exchanges.

This meetup is brought to you by organizers in the Bay Area, California, but we welcome attendees from all over the world.

The meetup is scheduled for 5pm PST/8pmEST


Minimal supplies are your favorite pen, maybe a gel one if you are feeling fancy, and some blank paper without any lines.

Optionally, bring a soft gray marker for some shading.

If you’d like to get fancy, feel free to use colored pens, pencils, or even your iPad.


The cost of the meetup is USD $20.

We have a limited number of subsidized tickets for students and those who are unemployed. To ask about subsidized tickets, please email: info at appearworks dot com.

Registration closes at 10:00pm PDT on Thursday, June 19.

Please note that we cannot offer refunds or exchanges at this time.

Note that this event is governed by the Appear Works Code of Conduct. Purchasing a ticket means you agree to abide by this code of conduct at the event.