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Philly Area Meetup – Thursday 11/29, 6PM (facebook.com)
47 points by yegg 1700 days ago | hide | past | web | 6 comments | favorite

I started this group on HN (then news YC) over 5 years ago: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=42287. This is our 44th meetup.

For non-FB users, check out http://www.gabrielweinberg.com/hacker.html, though if you're on FB I'd appreciate an RSVP there so we can get the right amount of pizza.

Does the Groupomatic thing linked in the original announcement still work, or have you moved off of that? I applied to join the group yesterday, but haven't received an approval email.

Gabe - Is there also a linkedin group for this?


If you live in the area, you should definitely go.. I went for one of the first meetups (in 2008), and I can tell you its still one of the most valuable tech meetups I have ever been to.. What did I learn? 1. That developing iphone apps was do-able. I forget names now, but the one guy I met there encouraged me to buy an Apress book and dive in

2. Intro to web scraping..

3. Some SEO fundamentals

These were all from casual conversations. I have since been to a gazillion other meetups, and they usually consist of someone sneakily trying to sell you stuff, or they are recruiters' hunting grounds. Unfortunately , the evening meetups are not an option for me, because of the distance (from me), and the fact that I have little kids.

This sounds awesome! Although I think I'd be a little too nervous and socially-awkward to attend.

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