Sunday @ Vineapple

The Alley is closed this weekend, so going back to our old haunt. It's a coffee shop, so you can come/go whenever. Also, see the wiki for a list of resources.

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  • Leisl S.

    It was a comfortable space with some really smart and friendly people, once I finally got to talking to them. It really suffered from lack of icebreakers for me as a new person. For the first hour or so, it was just me sitting all alone feeling really awkward, having no one to work with. I had only cursory introductions to the people sitting next to me. I feel that the organizers can do much to help not only new people fit in, but to help those people get into groups or pairs based on relevant interests/projects/problems. I had no way of knowing who could help me, or who I could help, until I had to go one by one and introduce myself, something as an introvert I find very difficult. I'd suggest nametags / stickers that list your tech stack, or possibly paper signs for people to aggregate around a certain topic. Another idea is having people sign into IRC or Google Hangout on arrival, so we can self organize without the nervousness of face to face. I think there's a lot of potential.

    December 1, 2013

  • Leisl S.

    Hi guys, I'm new to the meetup and having trouble finding the group. No one here seems to be speaking to one another.

    December 1, 2013

    • Aidan F.

      One of the downsides of meeting at a crowded coffee shop. Come find us at the picnic table - I'm wearing a green t-shirt!

      December 1, 2013

  • Aidan F.

    Be there a bit late

    December 1, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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