As our meetings keep getting larger and larger (we had another great meeting in July) I would like to again bring up the idea of using the format of a "bar camp" in order to present different topics at the same time.
As I mentioned before, I am proposing that we organize the MeetUp in a similar fashion as Bar Camp . If you haven't been to an Orlando Bar Camp then keep your ears open for the next one (they didn't have one in 2014 unforunately). Basically, the way it works is that anyone that wants to do a presentation on whatever Bitcoin related topic they wish can do so and I am asking that, if you can, you come prepared to give a presentation. Like in a Bar Camp the rooms will be available on a first-come-first -served basis. You can post here in the Meetup to reserve a spot ahead of time and there will be a signup sheet on-site for a room for future presentations. Bar Camp schedules half hour slots and that seems to work well so we can aim for that.
So far Damon Smith has been doing this with presentations on how to explain Bitcoin in a hands on way. It's a great way for newbies to grasp the really awesome ways of howBitcoin works and what is so different about it. Everyone loves it. If anyone else has a topic they would like to discuss then all they need to do is come prepared and let me know when they get here that they would like to do another presentation at the same time (and try to be early if that's what you have planned).
Here are just some of my ideas for topics:
Bitcoin, The Basics - What Is IT? (for newcomers) - Damon Smith
Wallet Workshop (Discussion of all the wallet types), getting some installed etc
Programming and Coding
Accepting Bitcoin at your business
Bitcoin In Education
Post your own ideas and/or topics
I look forward to seeing you all here!