Sydney, Australia Meetup Group?


#21

Just coming along and sharing your ideas and perspective is value add. Even better if you want to help with the meetup organising :wink:

Next meetup is on Thursday the 3rd of August and would be awesome if you came along! (Edit) I’ll add that having “non-technical” people involved at hackathons is crucial. We welcome anyone that wants to share ideas, thoughts and feelings about the possibilities the network brings.


#22

@dODGy I’m not in Australia so can’t join you guys, but want to dispel the idea that non technical folk can’t contribute to such meetups. Ok, if it’s just all tech talk you might be bored silly, but that’s a different matter :wink: and also something you don’t have to sit by and take. Go along and see who turns up, maybe encourage outreach to non technical people too.

The SAFEnetwork is about everyone, even at this stage, and I’ll be very surprised if any SAFEnetwork meetup can’t do more with a mix of people than it can with a gaggle of developers. It’s just that us geeks like the sound of our own voices on a forum like this, because in normal life we don’t have such a receptive audience. A meet-up can be much more though :slight_smile:


#23

Hey guys - I have a few mates that are quite invested in maid and would like to catch up have a chat and see how we can help :slight_smile:


#24

We are all Sydney based :slight_smile:


#25

Thanks all for the warm welcome. Aug 3 is in the diary. I’ll just attend the first one, but I tend to be a “joiner” so if I feel I can value-add then will help out with the organization. Look forward to meeting some of you then.


#26

Sounds great. Come along and get involved! Look forward to meeting you and your mates next Thursday :slight_smile:


#27

@Shona are we able to get some shirts and stickers in the future? I can look at how many and sizes after I engage with the members in the coming weeks…be great to promote the brand :slight_smile:


#28

Mat,

Thanks for picking up the baton! - once I had moved out of Sydney it was just going to be impossible for me to keep my Meetup groups going properly. I am still heavily committed to MaidSafe (including a decent chunk of cash in the company) and am desperately hoping that SAFEnet can help save the world . . and also offer me some interesting possibilities for here:

http://lev.com.au

  • which is finally starting to happen! Anyone in Oz or anywhere else who has ideas for ICO / Crowd Funding / Time Share or anything else - SAFE-related or not - for putting up more houses should contact me!

Since there seems to be a bit of enthusiasm for a Melbourne - Sydney axis, how about we think about a Google Hangout on Air? - then everyone can chat to everyone (including me in Cowra - 5 hours from Sydney and 10 hours from Melbourne!) - including non-Oz folk if they were motivated . . Also, doing a HOA would leave a permanent record on YouTube that other Syd / Melb / Bush people could see and be encouraged to get involved.

Good to see the resurrection!

Regards,
Phil.


#29

Great to see how your ideas and work has progressed Phil :slight_smile: I like the idea of the hangout, I’ll aim to organise it with @PeterRobertson for when they kick off again in September.


#30

Ill round up the troops.


#31

Sounds great, let’s see what we can do!


#32

Had a relatively small turnout last night but some fruitful discussion. One of the activities that was suggested was to put together a deck on SAFEnet and what is the differences between the other decent projects. The idea would be for me to present this as a way to build some awareness about the fundamental and unique differentiators of the SAFEnet in this current market environment. There are heaps of resources and discussions on the forums that could be raw material for this. Maybe there is something like this already?

I would like to finish the presentation with something practical and tangible by downloading and installing the binaries, and publishing a static html website on the testnet in realtime. Not sure how much of a WOW factor this would bring. Thoughts?

This could be presented at the next meetup and there was a suggestion by @foreverjoyful to do this at a Uni and get some interests from student and academics. I can reach out to Daniel Bar from http://www.bitfwd.xyz/ and do it at UNSW or maybe find a contact at UTS or another uni. Alternatively, contacting Tyro fintech hub, stone & chalk or fishburners etc to host the next meetup could work. In the meantime I will put together some more detailed ideas on building momentum and engagement.

Do you have any dates set for the September Meetup @PeterRobertson?


#33

Hey @m3data, let me know what you need and DM them to me and I’ll see what I can do. Cheers!


#34

Yes, we’re third Thursday of the month, recommencing in September, which will make it Thurs 21 Sept.


#35

Thanks Peter, will sync up and organize something.


#36

Thanks Nick! I’ll reach out to the members of the Meetup and gauge interest :slight_smile:


#37

IIve had to take on some evening work on Tues/Wed/Thu for the next few months so won’t be able to devote time to driving this Meetup. Pitty as I only just got into it. Plans sometimes conflicts with realities :slight_smile:

Is there anyone who wants to lead this? Take over the organiser role? or at the least join the organiser “team” and help out?

Sydney peeps got time to commit?

Happy to support with ideas and engagement strategies but need some help on the organizing and scheduling side. My input is going to be minimal for a few months with family, startup and other work commitments.

There has been a trickle of people joining the group and I’m sure with some tlc and a committed organiser team it can grow. The awesome progress being made by the maidsafe team is likely to generate more interest over the next few months and it would be great to see that leveraged!


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