it's been a few weeks since I took over this meetup from Rob ... and thanks to Daniela & Elliot this is a really active group! I'm very glad that the group is growing steadily.
I also wanted to touch on a few things that had been left over from the transition.Donations
I have just changed the amount and frequence of the requested donation. So far Daniela and myself are covering the meetup fees ($144 / year). That is fine with me, but I wouldn't mind if at least those of you who enjoy the group regularly could chip in with a few bucks. So, I've put $5/year as the requested donation, but I absolutely want to keep it on a voluntary basis. If you like the meetup and can afford to support it, please consider pitching in a few bucks towards the fees.Location
Although Happy Donuts is very well established as the primary stronghold for the group we will try out a few other locations over the course of the coming months. For one, Happy Donuts seems to be quite crowded and it's sometimes hard to find enough space for some of the games people want to play. Also, we can make travel a little fairer for everyone if we pick different locations in and around Palo Alto. And thirdly, it might be nice to be in a new ambiente from time to time
. We're currently looking at potential alternatives - suggestions are very welcome!If you have any other suggestions how we can improve and make this group even more fun, please don't hesitate and let myself or Daniela know!!