What we're about
This is a group for individuals in the DC/MD/VA area who are looking to meet new people, happy hours, having a good time and sometimes doing extremely geeky things! Day or night—we love all things geeky.geek/gēk/
Noun: A person with an eccentric devotion to a particular interest: "a computer geek".
By joining this group, volunteering for this group and/or attending our events you agree to hold Meetup, the Organizers, Assistant Organizers, Event Vendors, and other members are harmless in the case of accident, incident, personal injury, loss of life, destruction or loss of personal property or any other wrongful act.
Also by joining this group you acknowledge that you have done so of your own free will and understand that membership is voluntary and expressly waive any and all such claims against each and every other member in the group, including without limitation any and all claims against the group Organizers or Assistant Organizers. We hold a variety of activities, some of which can be dangerous and you understand that you are responsible for your own safety. You also agree to read the event postings and to adhere to any guidelines posted or given by our Organizers and Event Vendors.
PoliciesEvents with Reservations
Events that involve a reservation are scheduled to begin at least 15 minutes in advance of the reservation. If you are not present at the time of the start of the reservation and have not gotten in touch with organizer—you will forfeit your RSVP.Prix-fixe Menu Events
There are a variety of great one price brunches, lunches and dinners in DC. If you sign on for any of these events denoted with prix-fixe in either the title of the event or in its description you MUST
order the Prix-fixe option.
If you do not – you will be asked to make other arrangements. Trivia
We understand that everyone loves trivia—so do we! That’s why we cap the RSVP number or close RSVP’s after a certain time. Certain venues have certain rules however; the ones below are universal for trivia.
No Show Policy
- Teams are limited - if you plan on bringing an excessive number of people with you and not listing them as your guest—you will need to find your own seating arrangements. Trivia events—unless otherwise noted—are limited to only 2 guests a person.
- No cellphones on the tables.
- If you want to sit with the group you must RSVP—if you do not you will need to find a seat elsewhere and catch up with the group after trivia.
Please be courteous to your fellow geeks. Registration for some of the events is limited as we have limited space at each venue. So please, don't sign up unless you are serious about attending. If a particular meet-up is full, you can add your name to the waiting list and take a spot when others cancel.
We understand that things happen and sometimes your schedule might change. Please try to anticipate those schedule conflicts as far in advance as possible and take a minute to change your RSVP status. This is not just "polite," it makes a practical difference:
- With advance notice, another member can take your spot. Remember, a cancellation even a day before the meet-up generally means that another person was deprived a spot.
- We love having a nice big group of 15-20, but finding a space to host a large group is a lot more challenging than finding a space for 5, especially on weekend days when cafes are crowded. When there are a lot of late cancellations and no-shows, the organizer has wasted their time (and even rental fees for some venues).
- Our venues make special arrangements to accommodate a large group. When the group is significantly smaller, time and food has gone to waste.
To facilitate planning and ensure enough spaces for people who want to attend, there is a 3-strikes no-show/late cancellation policy. While this may sound rather strict, the intention is to be fair to the organizer, the venues where we have reserved space, and all the members. Here is the process and policy, starting August 13, 2012:
The organizer prints an attendance list 24 hours before the meet-up, takes attendance at the gathering, and then marks attendance on the meet-up site. No-show means that someone signed up, but did not attend. If someone changes an RSVP less than 24 hours in advance of the meet-up time, this is considered a late cancellation and it is treated and recorded on the meet-up site the same as a no-show.
After the first no-show/late cancellation, the organizer will remind the member about this policy. If you no-show or late cancel 3 times within any 6 month period, you will be banned from the group.
The organizer will send you notices after the first and second strike, so you know your status. On the third - you will be notified of your removal from the group and the policy.