As our next event is nearly upon (this coming Tuesday - details here: http://www.meetup.com/Developers-Entrepreneurs/events/162484922/), I thought I should just bring you all up to speed on what the plans are as well as fill you in on any news and updates we have. So here goes....
- New Sponsor: One of our fellow members, Alistair Scahill of THOR Drinks will be bringing his delicious soft drinks for us all to enjoy. I have to say, having tried them myself and found them to be simply divine, I have decided to invest in his company. And you can too. They currently have a CrowdCube campaign going and with a little push and support from us fellow D&E members, we should be able to help him hit his target, so please do join me in investing and supporting him It's the least we can do since he is going to keep us all well quenched at our events. Besides, you won't regret it. (NB - The campaign ends in a couple of days, so don't delay to invest or you will miss a great opportunity).
- Pitching Tips: I regularly get asked for advice and information on how the speed pitching process works at our events and how to get the most out of it, so I have prepared a short FAQ section that will hopefully answer all your questions, but feel free to get in touch with me directly if there is anything I have missed or that you need further help with.
- Volunteers: As our events are getting really big, we are in desperate need of help to make sure that they run smoothly and that everyone not only enjoys themselves but get tons of value from attending. So, if you'd like to pitch in (see what I did there?) please do let me know how and when you can assist or would like to be involved.
- HHH: I have started a new group called 'Hipsters, Hackers & Hustlers' (http://www.meetup.com/Hipsters-Hackers-Hustlers/). The idea is that this new group will be the MAIN (parent) group and will incorporate the Developers & Entrepreneurs group which itself will be kept to run events solely focused on helping developers and entrepreneurs connect (i.e. 'do what it says on the tin'). So if you want to be kept up to date and attend all the other fun and crazy activities we have planned for you, then please make sure you join the new HHH group. We are also about to launch a brand new sparkling website for HHH which will have loads of useful information, events details, connections and jobs boards, and tons of other great goodies for you, so keep a look out for that.
That's probably enough from me for now. I don't want to overload and/or bore you, but as ever, if you have any questions, need any help or just want a good ol' chinwag, then please feel free to get in touch with me anytime.
See you all on Tuesday.
Lots of love and all that other good stuff,