I'm preparing to revive the SAFE meetup for the San Francisco Bay Area.
I need help gaining insight as to how to create an engaging meetup.
I aim to tap into the reasons people attend meetups, identify what the marketing team wants to disseminate as a basis (@nicklambert ), and get help to refine my ideas.
I'll mix all that together to identify goals that I want the meetup to accomplish.
Do people attend meetups for community and socialization?
To relax after work?
I've identified that I don't enjoy meetups that are solely lectures and/or slide presentations.
I do enjoy meetups where I get to be on my computer, playing with the subject at hand.
One idea is to get a hold of many devices like tessel, rasberry pi, or odroid for attendees to play with, building a simple app that interacts with the SAFE network. I think a weather station or a baby cam would be fun projects.
The baby cam project would highlight the safety of precious data through our network as opposed to current vulnerable technology.