I didn’t make a decision, because no one chimed in for a month until the last 2 days, and thus it didn’t feel like we had a critical mass. @equalunique and @haoliangyu would you guys be able to meet Thursday the 26th or Friday the 27th. Would you come, even if it were just the three of us.
For my part I think it would be worth it. I’d love to get together and chat about work and think about ways to grow the meet up group.
If either of those days work for both of you, let me know ASAP, and I will create a meetup group today and schedule the first meeting. Perhaps with a meet group page we can attract for a few more people.
I work about 80 miles south west from that location, so assuming traffic moves at a decent pace, I may be able to make it there in 2 hours on a Thursday. A Friday would be ideal though, since I am more flexible that day. I’m definitely excited for a meetup.
Are you guys still interested coming? Thursday April 26th?
@equalunique would help to push the start time on Thursday back to 7:30 or even 8:00? I know its a long drive for you, but if we’re all able to get together for an initial meeting we can discuss a rotating schedule, perhaps one month at a Baltimore location another month at a more D.C. location.
I’ll set up meet up group today, and share the link.
Looks it costs a monthly fee of $9.99 to start up a meetup group. Uggh, I can’t afford that. I’ll have look into something else, maybe a google group? We can discuss the best way to advertise at our first meeting
Thank you for looking into the place and the schedule. I am OK with putting off the meetup time if there is a conflict. A school at the end of the semester is a bit crazy
I don’t think you need to invest into the paid plan of Meetup at the very first beginning. It may be better to start with the Google group or a Slack channel. Something free just to test the popularity and connect people. Here in DC there are several big tech Slack channels (1000+ people) and people usually build sub-channels in them for meetups and events.
@jeffreycwitt Thursday May 17 7:30PM-9:30PM at the same place works for me. Also, I agree with @haoliangyu that Google Group would be a cool way to organize. Sorry, I did not realize that Meetup.com was a paid service! I suppose it would be a good choice, in the long run, to go with it. Until then, a free alternative seems like a better plan. I’d like to add that Riot/Matrix is a more IPFS-like alternative to Slack.
Please RSVP to me via email if you are coming (this way I can notify if there are any last minute changes to precise location or otherwise.)
As of now the Library is closed on this date, so I’ve reserved space in the Philosophy Department Seminar room. If there is a last minute room change, I’ll will announce here as well as update the official announcement page.
For precise directions the map in the official announcement.