Hi everyone, let's get together at another fine venue that supports the Calgary tech community. The Collective co-working space in Inglewood is a great space to connect with entrepreneurial startup people, and it is in the same building as Madison's, a new restaurant that serves craft nachos and has an interesting community-focused and community-funded business model.
We'll begin the evening downstairs at Madison's with a complementary drink, and then we'll organize ourselves into discussion groups both upstairs and downstairs. It is up to you to decide what gets discussed! Rather than generating topics the evening of November 1st, I'd like to begin gathering topics now so that we can get started faster. If you have an idea that wasn'tdiscussed last week, please email it to me.
As you arrive at Madison's, we'll have the topics posted in advance, and we'll give you stickers to vote on which ones to discuss. The most popular topics will get their own breakout space. I'll maintain an evergreen topic list after every meetup. I suspect this list will grow over the next few months and then stabilize into a predictable set of discussion topics that our members find valuable.
I like this approach to organizing the Meetup because it's a nice blend of democracy, meritocracy, and anarchy. I don't want to tell you what you should be interested in. If a member has something they want to share with other members, I just want to provide the structure to facilitate the conversation. If you have any better ideas, I'm all ears.
See you in a few weeks!