Photo from a Tunisian Meetup
People keep asking me if there’s an agenda or how many people are coming and arrggghhpfffttt. Meetups are generally in cafes or something, you just sit around and people show. They’re generally not huge, though in San Fran or wherever they get there. I guess a more accurate expectation would be the typical 6 o’clock evening at Barefoot. The regular customers clear out and I can slouch under the awning as Sebastian tries to get me liquoured up. Then maybe Deshan or some Holsingers get off work and come loiter around, drink beer, chat. Very casual, but one of the great pleasures of my life. In this case there’d just be more people from the online scene, but I’d hope for the same ambience. I would just like to meet people, and hopefully make (or see made) some tenative connections that can lead to interesting things in the future.
That is, no speeches or activities or anything which, IMHO, are often just distractions from the actual networking that matters. Maybe that’s the point, I dunno. People are already networking and talking about and to each other online, which is good. If we could get a little bit of that in the physical I think it could lead to great things in the future. Barring that, Deshan has sent me a suggested agenda,
wear clean underpants today. spend the day drinking heavily at barefoot. spend the evening abusing your guests, throwing up on their tech and urinating on print-outs of their blog content. then eat some peanuts and steal dom’s truck.
So, tonight at 6ish to laterish. There or square.