M0TIDD: Activities in-order: socializing & networking, introductions, News & Qs (news, jobs, announcements, Q&A), presentations, at-your-own-pace all-level developer training, user issues (getting your devices to do what you want WITHOUT programming), constructive hacking including coding/programming & building apps; plus eating pizza, the food of computer hackers world-wide!
M0TJPA: includes OCAndroid's successful at-your-own-pace all-level developer training
M0TBQV:Topics & specifics of this of this particular meetupdetailed & worked-out in the event listing comments below plus its post inposts in its series.
M0TBUL:typically pre-ordered for everyone who RSVPs YES
M0TBVL:typically Quality 3-topping Round-Table Pizza, "the nutrition of hackers world wide", plus soda!
M0TBWL: --per "LU1W8A=So how about this.." of here starting 2011.11.02.
MFOI6S: Especially when the venue is provided to us at no cost (virtually all cases), to properly appreciate the venue, outside food/drink is allowed only if it or a similar food/drink is not sold by the venue. (rule inspired by "FOOD" rule mentioned here)
M3BB40:SOME KEY STUFF TO BRING:
M15TNK:If you have PORTABLE INTERNET, especially Internet you can share as a wifi-hotspot, please BRING IT. Want to learn how to create a portable Internet hotspot? Then BRING the equipment. As we share who provides us Internet among our attendees(for the regular case where our venue's Internet is non-existent or not reliable; also gives us many more venue choices).
M6VJ4I:DEFINITELY BRING YOUR LAPTOP --VERY IMPORTANT, including for posting questions & announcements, RSVPing for future events, and web research.
M6VJ2P:Bring ALL ANDROID DEVICES you may want to work on and/or have questions about..
M0SVG5:If programming or learning-to, BRING YOUR HARDWARE & SOFTWARE for coding/developing Android (your laptop+Android devices+hookup cables)
M0TCJ6: If you don’t yet have the software (Android IDE) installed, that’s fine, as we provide it and help you install it during our meeting.
MFMAI1:right by Irvine Valley College (between 5 & 405 freeways) and with plenty of adjacent free parking
MFMAIW: features free wifi though it's sometimes flaky and/or overloaded, so still PLEASE BRING portable hotspots if you have some.
MFMAZH: has no TVs nor projectors, so PLEASE BRING portable displays (as a LCD panel/TV and/or projection display+screen) if you have some.
MFMAWE: offers a full selection of non-alcoholic drinks plus pastries, with several good restaurants next-door.
MFMAKD: typically features a spirited diverse crowd of mostly IVC students plus some UCI students.
MFMDRL:We'll likely will in the patio room which is nice but not well-insulated so if cold outside, HAVE/BRING warm clothing.
MFOLUB: -Especially for attendees coming from a distance.
MFOLUO: Be sure to RSVP YES ASAP (to line up carpools) and to post an event comment of say "Hey, coming from zipcode __ leaving at time __. I've got a car with seats for 3 more or can ride with someone. Carpool anyone? Click "Reply" on this thread."
M825VG: Starting 2012.08.27, Cost: just $5 per regular member & guest and $0 per official leader, plus any food you buy unless someone is buying.
M8261W:Volunteer to become an official leader! by posting a comment here, and, if selected, get yourself in free!
MFOITP:Occurrences in order, before & after this one:
MFMB4T: I Destiny says: prior change notes not kept thru version (LT2MODlast mod=pst2012.09.24mon1644)(LT2VER version=11.0) (LT2STA=prior versions well tested; please RSVP & comment) last used 2012.12.06; now added this section to keep change notes.
MFMDCZ: I Destiny says: notable updating starting with replacing location to be " MFMA8R:Starting 2012.12.27, CONVENIENT COOL LOCATION" plus I'm planning to make it conform to event listing template MEEvtL or similar; did a full quick rewrite of all text including notably reordered sections; pst2012.12.25tue2333.
MFOIK1: Added MFOI6S; improved LG4OWH; added "MFOITP: Occurrences in order"; made 6-digits code small; pst2012.12.27thu0038.
MFOM19: added "MFOLRC: Carpools!" in response to say new member Dereck coming from another county; pst2012.12.27thu0055.
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MJZ5CB: quick intros
(LTBKK3=Find and join like-minded local developers, designers, & users meeting & succeeding in Android!
Get your problems solved, put on presentations, help others, find & offer jobs, and team up on projects. Just join and RSVP & come to our meetings, share knowledge, and help everyone grow & succeed in Android!))
(LTDOG6=your place to network & make tech buds!)
(LTBL8S=Mostly small-group meetings where attendees really get to know one another, not just some presentation where you only really get to know the presenter & the organizer.)
(LC78Q2=2010~-, Members are hand-picked, especially on following basic directions & respecting group rules, including:
(LTECO0=With each other (and ideally everyone), members should (communicate foremost by appropriate posting)LRBX9W and avoid private-messages & calls when possible to avoid. For instance, (LTED3B=News & info about venues is posted on the venue's thread so all can see, benefit, & reply.) (LTED7B=For jobs (recruiters especially, take note!), one (posts the need as a thread in the forum of Jobs Offered & Wanted) and (at least for the reply, encourages reply posts there rather than privately contacting back); the forum's also private so other employers can't see.) (LTECMG=No posting direct contacts (as phone #s & emails) except for carpooling & finding-at-a-group-event.))
MJ6D5O:Membership requires approval, including:
MJD8EG:Answer all your profile Qs fully & accurately else you will not be admitted. Including:
MJD8WF: it's much faster & easier for everyone for you to do it right rather than do it over. Including apps that don't get it right the first time get 2nd priority as for those then we must stop & explain what all to fix and review again before we approve.
MJZ9AD: Notice question MFTRef is 2 sub-questions which then both need full & accurate answers.
MJZ9JF: Answer in via doing quote:
MJZ9K3: Some typical good answers for each part include:
MJZ9L6: "(2) See Intro" (where that gives this answer)
MJZBAA: "(2)I liked Android ..so got my 1st Android(&4a mere $25/mo w/unlimited 3G data+sms:Virgin Mobile Samsung Intercept smartphone -deal!) so then searched for nearby Meetup group to learn about Android this was by far the the largest one"
( LTE8WN=Last, we have a Head Organizer who, now, and for many weeks during this year, is working more than full-time, unpaid, to make this all happen, especially due to our recent rapid growth; plus increasing new additional leaders (see above), together all making this group the great place that it is.)
LTDSHF: a great intro to Meetup. New to Meetup.com? Welcome to Meetup, too! – the most-powerful major website to find & host in-person groups. If you want, simply use your Facebook to login. Meetup provides you 92,000 in-person local groups: all topics, worldwide, & mostly for free.
MJCNH9: Additional rules & guidelines:
(LC78QC=Completely answer all your profile questions.)
(LC78RR=To ideally share your Interests & Groups (to maintain privacy, use just your first name or a handle for your profile name or have multiple profiles (as one for personal and one for business)).)
(LC78QV=RSVP for at least 2 events (your group title will show your RSVP count).)
(LC78R6=To answer the organizer's private Qs when you RSVP (this info is private: only event hosts can see your answers).)
(LTE8FA=If your involvement with our group helps you get paid work or fill a paidposition, you must let the head of our group know within a week. (LTFJ7P=This group is a free service to the general public and has led many people to find jobs & fill positions; but, per this thread, facilitating all this (finding jobs & good people, and training & meetings & making-connections) and running this group takes hard work and we want & need credit where it's due.))
(LTUCAQ=Please comment! Your constructive feedback,posts especially, is what makes us happen!
MJJLHT: I Destiny did all authoring here unless noted here.
MJZ3GL: Group "Founded Oct 6, 2009"
MJZ3JE: Earlier details TBA.
MJZ3JT: a complete solid version, last modified pst2012.07.10Tue2317
MJZ3N5: Updates needed including especially to the application process;
MJZ3WB: Merged in and updated to the formatting from OC-Polyamory's latest version MJKNGE including: added this section and cut " --Yes, membership means something here. So, to become & stay a member, you will need to follow some good rules. Most notable, "; pst2013.03.20Tue1505.