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node.dc Message Board › Hello, welcome, and thanks to everyone who has joined node.dc

Hello, welcome, and thanks to everyone who has joined node.dc

Reed O.
El Cerrito, CA
TL;DR version

  • resolve duplicate efforts
  • Poll members opinions
  • meetup
  • learn
  • drinkup
  • share
  • repeat

I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday season. I created this meetup group because I am interested in learning more about node.js. I didn't see any other related meetups in a quick search . I am sure many of you joined for the very same or a similar reason. Whatever your reason, thanks for joining.

It has since been brought to my attention that there is a non meetup group, Developement Seed, organizing node.js meetings already. They are hosting an even this Wednesday <­>. I will not be available, but I would encourage others to attend if interested.

I wasn't expecting quite the initial reaction when I created the meetup group. However, the initial interest is a pleasant surprise as I was expecting to have to do some marketing to get people on board. There are a few things we need to decide to move forward. There are enough people that it would be inefficient to do by email so I will set up some polls via the meetup group.

Existing groups
As noted Development Seed <­> is already hosting a monthly node.js meeting <­>. Bonnie, from Development Seed immediately contacted me about combining resources. Also Greg Lavallee, the DC Jquery (DCJQ) meetup organizer <­> contacted me about combining efforts. So I intend to work with both groups them on combining/uniting resources.

This Group
I hope for this group to foster collaboration and community around node.js related technologies. I don't want to maintain a rigid group, but I think some consistency is required. There are a couple things I learned from participation in other meetups. A very important lesson is that changing venues regularly is a quick way to lose membership. Once someone goes to the wrong venue once they are muck less likely to attend again.

I think it is important to maintain a stable meetup location and recurring date for primary 'meetups'. Other events: drinkups, impromptu discussions, sprints, and the like could occur where/whenever.

Location, location, location
There can only be one doesnt' really apply here. There are >5 million people in the DC area. If people want to have regular node.js oreiented meetups in the area I applaud it. However, I think DC meetups should be in the District proper and on or very near a Metro line.

More information after discussions with Development Seed and DCJQ and polls...

Happy holidays

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