Feel free to turn any Post-It notes into events

From: T.J. M.
Sent on: Friday, September 18, 2009 11:41 AM
Hey all! T.J. Maher here, gung-ho assistant organizer of Nerd Fun. I am in negotiations to buy a house at the moment, and will need to keep my weeks free in case the seller accepts my offer and I need to find a Home Inspector, Radon Inspector, etc. If I get the house on the South Shore, I am going to refrain from posting events to the calendar such as "The Science of Painting a House" and "Social Bonding with Helping Friends Move: How it Affects You" or "HDTVs: Pioneer Kuro Elite Plasma vs the upcoming Samsung 9000 series LED TV" with a $500 pp fee for the "workshop".

There are tons of events I would love to go to, but the last time I put a block of nine or ten events on the calendar, I had to cancel most of them or find others to organize them. When I was re-hired by my company two days after being laid-off, and I had to spend a week training at our New Jersey division, I was forced to cancel all the plans I had made. I don't want that to happen again. Volunteer to herd nerds! Let me be a "Maybe". :)

Feel like organizing a group?

* Go any of the yellow Post-It notes events on the Nerd Fun calendar
http://www.meetup.com/NerdFunBoston/calendar/ ?
* Write to Heather the Organizer http://www.meetup.com/NerdFunBoston/members/74173/ and ask for Assistant Organizer permissions.
* You can do your own write-up of the event and post it to the calendar.

Looking for more things to do?
* Go to Fred Hapgood's wonderful site he maintains: http://bostonsciencelectures.com/
* See what lectures are on the Museum of Science: http://www.mos.org/events_activities
* Check out the Harvard Museum of Natural History: http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/
* Look at what is happening at the New England Aquarium:http://www.eventkeeper.com/clients/neaq/ek_neaq.cfm?curOrg=NEAQ
* Go to the Boston Globe's website, and search the Things to Do calendar http://www.boston.com/thingstodo/?p1=GN_ThingsToDo for keywords such as "science", "computer", "technology" or "history". You can search for a range of dates and also times.
* Go to EventBrite.com and search for "Boston": http://www.eventbrite.com/search?q=&loc=Boston&page=1 and see if their is anything nerdy or geeky there.

Being an assistant organizer is really a great way to meet people! Not much to it, since we mostly crash events, we don't usually set the events up themselves. Ah, I remember over a year ago becoming an assistant organizer. Somehow, after telling Heather that her group needed more events -- and I had event ideas for her group to run -- she thought I had volunteered.

-T.J. Maher, Assistant Organizer, Nerd Fun

Thomas F. Maher, Jr | TriZetto.Com
QA Engineer | Boston, MA
Home email: thomas_maher at hotmail.com

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