This meetup group was started by the founder of the DaniWeb.com IT Discussion Community who was getting frustrated that all of the meetups she was interested in attending were based in NYC, and it was nearly impossible to get to them on weeknights for people who work out on Long Island.
Join a group of people who work in the tech industry throughout Long Island that holds a meeting in a private room at Dani's Strike Zone bowling alley. We have a projector set up, really comfy chairs, and free all-you-can-eat food from the concession stand (pizza, burgers, hotdogs, chicken tenders, fries, pretzels, etc.) and free beer and drinks.
We are a very informal group consisting mostly of web developers and IT consultants, with the occasional application developer thrown into the mix. We talk about the latest projects we're working on, get help and feedback from each other, and when all is said and done, we bowl a game or two at the end of the night.
The meetup starts at 6 pm but running as late as 10 or 11 pm (sometimes even later!) is the norm. People typically arrive anytime between 6 pm and 9 pm, so don't miss out just because you can't get there by 6. There's usually an early crowd and a late crowd.
Food is entirely FREE and ordered a la carte off the menu so you can get whatever you want, whenever you want it.