I am delighted to see this meetup relaunched and give the new organizers major kudos for making it happen.
I am withholding one star because I would like to see presentations with a little more focus. In my experience attending most of the meetups held so far, the format that works best is describing either a project, passion, or journey that is personal to the presenter. The organizers can contact me privately if they want more details as I do not want to embarrass the presenters, who overall did an excellent job.
I would also like to suggest that a nearby bar be pre-designated for a "happy hour" after the event, to allow the evening to continue for those who are interested. Sharing the venue of the "happy hour" before the event allows for a) a smooth transition from the presentations to the bar, without long deliberations and uncertainty during which most of the group dissipates; and b) for alumni who cannot make the formal meetup to have the opportunity to join after.
0 · August 12, 2011
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.