Part 2 Summary
Ok, so it's been a couple months since Part 2, and since most of us are on the central to eastern side of the continent, we got three locations in North America, and one in England.
- Toronto and Philadelphia are tied with the most upvotes.
- Boston comes in close behind
, and is a viable alternative to those of you living further south.
- London was suggested for those of you who reside in Europe.
- @AshleyNunn volunteered to help plan for Toronto
- For the other locations, we still need volunteers. Having someone nearby who knows how to get around, and better yet, can go talk to hotels about group discounts or such, would be good.
- Locations are not locked in. You can still make suggestions. Just be aware of the stipulations made in Part 2.
- We have some members who are on the west coast, and no locations have been suggested.
- If you haven't pinned yourself on the map yet, feel free! It's no longer critical, but can still help figure out whens and wheres.
Now. Bookkeeping is out of the way. It's time to decide what dates works best for us. We also have to decide how long we want to stay there. Personally, if I'm flying anywhere, going for a single day doesn't make any sense. I'd recommend we go for at least a weekend.
If we're timing location and dates to coincide with an event such as PAX East, make a note of it, as if others want to go to things like that, there will be additional costs involved.
We also need to decide if we're synchronizing these meetups worldwide, or if each location will have their own dates. Each one has it's advantages (together in spirit!), and disadvantages (PAX? We're not going to that!). Personally, I'd recommend we give each location it's own time, and those that are going to that location can decide if that time works for them.
A few side notes:
- Personally, almost any time, even in winter, would work for me. But I suspect most of you would find Canada sort of cold during our winter months. Something to keep in mind.
- I'd recommending banning the days around Christmas altogether. That's family time, people! Spending it with people you met online is sad and depressing.
- That sort of puts New Years out, but perhaps that might be viable.
Instructions for suggesting a date
- When suggesting a time frame, make sure you include the length of the meetup. This will affect activity planning greatly.
- Don't forget to include whether this suggestion is global (ie. synchronized meetups), or only for your location.
- If it's a suggestion for only a single location, include the location.
- Add in any extra details that might be relevant.
- Try to lead it out by a couple months, at least. It will take some time to arrange everything for us responsible adults. Plus, I have to dump the framework for later parts. Less lead time = less chance I can get pull it all together.
Instructions for voters
- Upvote if you can make it.
- Leave a comment (or upvote someone else's comment) if it's your preferred date range. (Especially if we get multiple time frames for the same location)
- Downvote a suggestion if you can't make it. This includes synchronized date ranges.
Remember, this whole thing is to get all of us into the same location(s) so we can put faces to these crazy internet handles of ours. This is going to be pretty fluid, so no guarantees on when Part 4 goes live. The date ranges selected will dictate how much time we have to figure things out.