Anodyne tonight at 6:30 still the plan for a meet up?

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Anodyne tonight at 6:30 still the plan for a meet up?

Postby metis » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:31 am

casual meet and greet, just chat over a mug, put faces to handles, talk about current projects, etc.

who all is in?


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Re: Anodyne tonight at 6:30 still the plan for a meet up?

Postby idris_arslanian » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:06 am

Wasn't able to make it, as the wife worked late. How'd it go?

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Re: Anodyne tonight at 6:30 still the plan for a meet up?

Postby pyrodogg » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:48 am

The meet up was fun, it was great to meet a few people and put some faces to names. We just talked for a bit...er, more like two hours. I think persistent meet and greet type events are a great first step in building the community. It would be great if more people could make future ones. Meeting and getting to know one another a bit would greatly help our chances at any future financially intense endeavors. It's also great fun just to chat about projects you may be working on, get feedback, or ask questions.

Someone tossed up the idea of a rotational sort of thing, each week set up a meet at a different venue (coffee house, quiet pub, etc.) in different segments of the metro, also probably on different days of the week. That way there should be a fair chance that *some* people could make it each time and with the location changes occasionally it should be close.

Wednesdays still worked for everyone that was there, but changing the date if others are more likely to attend is open.

There was a proposed location to meet at 7pm next Wednesday but I didn't write it down *doh*
Hopefully metis will be on soon, I'm pretty sure he had it.

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Re: Anodyne tonight at 6:30 still the plan for a meet up?

Postby metis » Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:17 pm

next will be 7pm Wednesday at Common Roots Cafe in uptown. we figured a little later gets us clear of rush hour, and wed happened to work for all there again.

Anodyne was nice, but a PITA to get to if you're not in the neighborhood as the 46th st exit is closed from 35W and everyone, their aunt and their brothers poodle is trying to exit at 35/36th, so we figured we'd go with something with parking, accessible to several freeways and busses.

of note, someone needs to remember to bring a sign next time, fortunately we were all scruffy looking solo men looking around trying to figure out who the other freaks were.

-really- good conversations, we all agreed that just getting to know folks, and talking about things in person is going to be key to building enough of a community to get this off the ground if it's going to be a community and not a business run by one person. not that a business wouldn't be a LOT easier to get rolling, but it'll require a lot of capital, a community we can get rolling as an unincorporated club of sorts meeting in cafes and each others garages once we know each other better and it's a bit warmer, and go from there if there really is enough interest to get a lawyer and form up a corp or nfp to do things seriously.

we chatted a bit about things we're working on, related projects we've seen, what sorts of work/school we each do, types of projects we're interested in and actually there wasn't much geeking out at all, if any.

we chatted about starting some sort of group project, maybe a float for the aquatennial or restoring/building a car as a way to get folks involved and *doing* something together.

so who all is in for next week?

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Re: Anodyne tonight at 6:30 still the plan for a meet up?

Postby lewinski » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:00 pm

I'm going to try to come next week. 7 PM is definitely more convenient for me than 6:30. Once one of these meetings is set, it'd be nice if there was a forum just to announce them, with very obvious subjects that include the date, time and place.

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Re: Anodyne tonight at 6:30 still the plan for a meet up?

Postby metis » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:17 pm

started a new thread.


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