Meeting fellow Developers, Techies and UberCoders in the local area but outside work can be cumbersome. Local HN meetups become a "who's who" of the local tech community. We can learn from each other, do some interesting projects, recruit, get recruited or at the very least have a seriously geeky conversation with others who actually understand what we're saying!
We, coders/hackers, are a special group of people. We're creative, smart and best of all, we generally love what we do and are in the unique position to influence our world in ways previously unfathomable. If we come together, great things may happen!
The idea is simple, we have a very informal get-together at local place with WiFi, enjoy some coffee/appetizers and discuss new technologies, projects, local tech news etc.
Sponsorship & Support in a few ways including helping out with Adwords!
Pays for Pizza for Cuda or related Game Development gatherings
It's thanks to Rapid Prototyping systems that we have 100MBps WiFi!
Our Monthly Tech Entrepreneurship Meetup
Online Marketing Support (Even though we're not dentists!)
Tons of operational support and sponsorship to cover operational costs
Donating powerful Atlassian software for Group Collaboration & wiki
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