I’m currently paying Meetup.com for another meetup I’m running and so I’ve “stepped up” as the organiser for the group. I’ve always been a fan of the Roots meetups as they’re full of professionals using the latest technologies for actual real work and so I’d love to help keep the group going.
Where should it be?
I’m not native to London but these days I am spending an ever-increasing amount of time down there so I’m not currently aware of the best places to host a meetup; does anyone have any suggestions?
The Trampery was a nice venue, I might give them a call soon unless anyone has some space in their offices they could offer to host some of London’s finest PHP developers (and also myself) for the night.
When’s best for you?
I’m thinking of running the next meetup in a month or two after work (18:00 - 21:00) on a weekday. Are there any WordPress events going on that you’ll be travelling to London for?
Who wants to help?
If you’d like to help out, in any way, from providing a venue suggestion to becoming a co-organiser then please let me know either below or in a DM.
Does your company have bundles of cash lying around the office, just waiting for someone to trip over it?
If you’d like to give back to the community and sponsor some food and drinks then please send me a DM. I’m sure we’ll find a way to put your company’s name and logo up on the big screen in front of all the hungry, talented and impressionable individuals that will be there.
We’ve moved studios now and the new studio is a pretty decent space for this sort of event. We’re getting a projector installed in the studio soon (not sure if it would be in time but hopefully) which obviously lends itself to presentations and demos. It’s close to Old Street (10 minutes walk) or Angel (15 minutes walk). We’d happily provide drinks and nibbles too.
We’ve already hosted one event, so no offence taken if you’d like somewhere else
I’m not sure if @paul_tibbetts is away or not seeing these messages, but as we’re a couple of days away from the day we’re all available and at risk of treading on toes, I think we will have to sort out a location.
Unless @Josh_Ellis can wangle something again at Trampery (not that the free wine and beer they very kindly gave us has ANYTHING to do with it…), then perhaps we should consider something like Leon as often you can get decent-sized tables, and it’s very laid back/casual.
While the venue isn’t the best for doing something like lightning talks, we might consider a bit of a show 'n tell of how we each use the Roots stack, as well as a general catchup.
Also, is it worth putting on Meetup.com? Very short notice now…