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Praise for last week's iPhone Meetup in Luke Johnson's column in today's Financial Times

From: Jason D.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 9:11 AM
Hello all

Well, congratulations to you on your display of "enthusiasm, vigour and optimism".

Last week's switch to a new venue went very well, thanks to you and the team at Yuza Mobile. Some of you were kind enough to offer feedback about the lighting and the sound levels. Both will be tweaked before the next meeting, which I hope to be either sometime late in this month or early November.

Some of you welcomed our "I'm a developer/publisher" sticker system and some didn't. It's a hard thing to get right, but we thought we'd do what we can now that we've got a good network forming. Of course, the failsafe method of networking at the Meetup is to:

1) Ensure your profile has an up-to-date photo (...of your face...)

2) On your profile, say who you are, what you'd like to achieve and what sort of person you'd like to meet. Some members, in their understandable rush to join up, write only a bare minimum. It's easy to forget that your sign-up profile is your shop window. Happily, you can edit it.

3) Scan the profiles before each Meetup. Make a note of some key names and, if you really want to get it done, post a greeting on their profile and say you'll meet them at the bar at a certain time. This is when (the site, not the event), really comes into its own. Don't be shy now!

See you soon, and happy networking.


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