We had a mid month meeting yesterday and discussed the format further and there seems to be agreement to continue puruing along the line of BarCamp's format as I wrote about for the first meeting. Think of it as being a monthly Bitcoin mini-conference where people can come and choose from among many topics to attend.Jesse Gough will be speaking to beginners and doing such things as getting them to install their first wallets (bring your smart phones and laptops for this) and even sending them their first Bitcoin transactions
I'll put my self to present a half hour spot about wallets. I'll describe the various types of wallets (online, PC, hardware, cold storage etc) and each's pros and cons. I will quickly cover the basics but will also include things of interest to even an intermediate user such as cold storage, brain wallets and hardware wallets (I developed my own hardware wallet using Ubuntu and Armory).
There were a few attendees that expressed an interest in doing presentations. It is better to step forward and pre-announce it now if you want. Try to keep it to a half hour or less. We don't have a projector but we do have a computer network that would let you broadcast your presentation to PCs in the room. If you have a powerpoint presentation for example we could broadcast that to the ten monitors in the room. If someone wanted to bring in a projector that can be done also.
Here are some of my ideas that might make interesting topics for presentation and discussion:
Bitcoin, The Basics - What Is IT? (for newcomers)
Programming and Coding
Accepting Bitcoin at your business
Bitcoin In Education (I'll be doing one spot)
Post your own ideas and/or topics
I look forward to seeing you all here!