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London & Bay Area Meetups: April 12

London rescheduled their monthly meetup to April 12. Details from Kate:

Dear all,

Sorry about this, but I’ve ended up moving the April meetup from the previously advertised date.  It will now be the 12th of April.

Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 11am onwards.

For this month’s theme, bring or talk about something awesome. This can be any of the following:

– something awesome you’ve made yourself
– something awesome you’ve been given or bought
– an awesome real life anecdote

– an awesome project you’ve been involved in
– an awesome news story of awesomeness
– an awesome YouTube video
– etc.

Please let me know if you have other icebreaker ideas for the future.  Otherwise I may have to start repeating them, with unknown consequences.

This venue is working out really well.

They sell food in a cafe (standard sandwiches etc.), but they also don’t mind people bringing food in from outside. There are several other local places where you can buy stuff as well. The excellent food market outside was sadly closed last time, but I’ve confirmed it’s reopened this time.  It has loads of different food options, which can fit most food requirements, or you can also bring a packed lunch.

Meet on the fourth floor, outside the Blue Bar (go up in the JCB lift, lift 7, which is bright yellow and quite musical).  If you have been to a meetup previously on the second floor, we are now in the equivalent place horizontally, but two floors up vertically, if that makes sense?

I will have my Cthulhu with me, which looks like this: http://forbiddenplanet.com/3950-cthulhu-baby-plush/ I have long brown hair and glasses.

The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets.

The London Awkward group has a Facebook page, which is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/549571375087294/.  There is also a thread in the new forums for saying hello.

My email is Kate DOT Towner AT Gmail DOT com

(May meetup will be on the 17th.)

Cheers,

Kate

Bay Area Meetup:

Can we get a signal boost for the San Francisco Bay Area meetup next week (Saturday April 12th 2014) at Lake Merritt in Oakland? I’ll be there at 1:00 PM, easily identifiable by my rainbow shoelaces and red baseball cap. Details are still being hammered out; people can contact me at pellew at gmail dot com (not putting out my phone number in public, but it’s on the forums for members) to give input.

Consider your signal boosted. Have a great time.

 

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