Why, you’re right! PhillyJS (that group) and PhillyJSDev (the new group) will be friends, and I’m so happy that we have such a vibrant community that we can easily support two meetup groups. PhillyJSDev will meet more often and have more informal meetings, hopefully having a very broad reach in Philadelphia. Both groups will have separate events, and we have faith in the smartness of people to attend what they’re interested in and get involved.
What will it be?
Well, we asked our members to find out. At the first meetup (with 40+ attendees), we talked about what we wanted to do with the meetup. Here are some highlights:
- Traditional long-form “problem solved” and “new technology” talks. These meetings will happen on the odd months (so next one is in May)
- On the even months (such as April) we have lightning talks + project night
- Friendly co-hosted events with PhillyJS!
- Watching conference talks together
I AM SO INTERESTED PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT YOUR NEXT MEETUP
Not that you, rhetorical blog post question-asker, actually asked that, BUT I’LL TELL YOU ANYWAY. On Thursday, April 25th, we’ll meetup at Rogues Gallery for lightning talks, noms, and project hacking. BYOP (bring your own project) and come socialize with us. This is an event during Philly Tech Week (though we are not participating in the festival at this time — consider us an unofficial PTW event), so perhaps you’ll join us for a fun, social evening as a break from some of the more intense events.
And of course, if you have a company that would like to throw money at us, we will greatly appreciate it. Meetups are not cheap to run, and I’d especially love to generate some funds to pay for regional speakers to come visit. If that kind of event just got you really excited, again, email me, and I’ll make everything happen.