This inspired Meetups in London
TIMGroup offices (Formerly youDevise) 3 Copthall Avenue EC2R 7BH
3 Copthall Ave, London, GB EC2R 7BH (map)
We've declared April 28, 2012 as the second annual Stack Overflow Meetup Day! Last year over 2,000 of you got involved. It was amazing! This year, we're calling on the entire Stack Exchange tech community* to double that number. We're reaching out to every hacker, programmer and designer in the Stack Exchange family to join their local Stack Overflow Meetup on April 28th.
All you have to do is RSVP and maybe leave a suggestion for where people in your town can meetup. Consider bringing your favorite project to share and get help with, hire a speaker, or have your members do Ignite-style talks where anyone gets a maximum of five minutes to present. No matter what you plan to do, be sure to spread the word! And take photos at your Meetup; we'll be featuring some of our favorite Meetup photos on the Stack Exchange blog.
Note: If your city or town has a group that's interested in meeting but can't do it on a Saturday, please feel free to host an SO Meetup anytime the preceding week. We chose a Saturday based on feedback from last year's attendees, but some people may prefer an after-work meetup, and that's perfectly fine!
And as a last little incentive... The top five Meetups with the most RSVPs and a venue picked out by April 9 will receive a little extra something from us at Stack Exchange HQ.
*Since our network has more than doubled in size during the past year, we're inviting not only Stack Overflow users, but also members of Super User, Server Fault, Programmers, Ask Ubuntu, Unix & Linux, Wordpress, Sharepoint, Game Development, Drupal Answers, DBA, Webmasters, IT Security, SQA, Cryptography, and Code Review! If you're a hacker or programmer of any type who uses one of our tech-related SE sites, please join us.
We're going to be back on the 4th floor because there are better facilities for the activities we have planned:
Schedule for the day:
2PM - Open the doors and meet your SO Peeps
2-4PM - Open mic presentation space
4PM - Dominic Fox presenting on Project Stanislavski ( https://github.com/youdevise/stanislavski/wiki/Magic-Java-... )
5-7PM - Lighting Talks & additional talks
7PM - FINISH
There will be pizza and hummus (from hummus bros) at the event, there will be vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free food available as well.
In addition to the schedule activities I will again be setting up my XBox360 with my Kinect for people to play on throughout the day, I should (Amazon willing) have a copy of the *just released* Star Wars for Kinect available for people to try out their Mad Jedi Skillz. :)
We are still looking for speakers and presenters for the day. Please feel free to come along with something you'd like to present on if the urge takes you!