I'm starting the Everything Bitcoin! meetup group with the following goals in mind. 1) Increase awareness, acceptance, and adoption of Bitcoin by both users and businesses. 2) Learn and share knowledge about Bitcoins and Bitcon mining. 3) Establish a local Bitcoin exchange trading network hobbyists in the Twin Cities area. I've been a Bitcoin enthusiast for over two years. My first Bitcoin trade was when Bitcoins were under $1 (seems like so long ago...) I've built a couple different mining rigs and plan to continue with mining. Mostly I'm looking to meet and connect with other Bitcoin enthusiasts, share what I know, and learn as much as I can.