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Meet Up: First meetup in Frankfurt (Main)

Tripitaka 07 February 2013 08:41PM

WHEN: 22 February 2013 06:30:27PM (+0100)

WHERE: Café Albatros, Kiesstraße 27, 60486 Frankfurt am Main

This is an attempt to start a regular meetup in Frankfurt (Main). Since its also the first meetup in Frankfurt, we should get to know each other a little bit and maybe discuss what we would want out of a regular meetup. Come have a look!

Comments (21)

Comment author: Error 08 February 2013 01:06:02PM 2 points [-]

After the date, please mention how it went. Atlanta (where I am) had a few attempts to start meetups, but none were successful as far as I know. Information on cold-start meetup attempts (successful or otherwise) would be nice.

I have a hypothesis that the karma of the prospective starters has a noticeable impact on the willingness of people to come.

Comment author: Tripitaka 10 February 2013 02:20:34PM 0 points [-]

I will.

Comment author: Tripitaka 27 February 2013 02:38:45PM *  1 point [-]

Short summary of the first Frankfurt-Meetup:

We were five adults and one child. We had no strict program; in the span of 18 30 to 21 30 we exchanged among others the following things: lifehack-tips; the impressions we get from the LessWrong-community; interest in further meetups, with potential themes; a startup german cryogenic firm. All five of us would be interested to meet again, and we undertook concrete steps to ensure this. It seems as if a more-or-less permanent meetup could be possible.

This concludes the not-last and not-final transmission of the impossible-possible-meetup.

Comment author: Falstofe 04 March 2013 08:19:17PM 0 points [-]

I posted some notes on what we talked about during the meetup. (Linking that here in case the parent no longer reads the top-level meetup comments.)

Comment author: Error 05 March 2013 12:40:10PM 0 points [-]

Good catch; I wasn't watching. Thanks for the update.

What sort of plans did you arrange to ensure a second meeting? Just schedule a date then and there? (I'm thinking not, or you would have said as much.)

Comment author: Falstofe 07 March 2013 06:42:45PM *  0 points [-]

We all wrote our email addresses on one piece of paper. Someone took the paper and was supposed to send an email to everyone on the same weekend, which that person didn't do. (Added 2013-03-17: I apologize for drawing an unsupported conclusion. Turns out the email was sent as agreed, but did not reach all people due to errors in transcribing the addresses from the paper.) Lesson learned: Avoid a single-point-of-failure for staying in contact. The plan was to Doodle the next meetup and stay in contact via email.

The obvious remedy is for me to step in now and set up the next meetup myself. I will do this within 7 days.

Comment author: Error 07 March 2013 09:30:14PM 0 points [-]

Thanks for the information. Good luck, and maybe consider keeping notes on what works and what doesn't, statistics on returning guests, etc. I know successful meetup reports and advice exist elsewhere on LW, but experimental replication can't hurt.

Comment author: [deleted] 07 March 2013 09:21:16PM 0 points [-]

Der beliebteste doodle Termin ist der 15. . Wenn wir den nehmen, wäre es gut, das meetup noch dieses Wochenende anzusetzen, sonst wird es zu knapp.

Comment author: Falstofe 08 March 2013 01:17:24PM 0 points [-]

Ich bin verwirrt. Wer hat auf welchem Wege eine Doodle-Umfrage gemacht? Bin ich der einzige Meetup-Teilnehmer, der keine E-Mail erhalten hat? Wie bist du als Nichtteilnehmer dazugekommen?

Bitte hilf mir ggf. per Privatnachricht mit den Kontaktdaten aus, so dass ich dazustoßen kann.

Comment author: Janko 08 March 2013 04:26:21PM 1 point [-]

Ich bin auch verwirrt und habe auch keine E-Mail erhalten. Wer Kontakte hat, schreibe mich bitte an, damit ich auch dazustoßen kann. Ich schreibe jetzt mal Falstofe

Comment author: Falstofe 10 March 2013 07:43:38AM 0 points [-]

Danke, Janko! @all: Wir haben jetzt E-Mail-Adressen ausgetauscht. Bitte meldet euch bei einem von uns, um dazuzustoßen.

Comment author: [deleted] 11 March 2013 08:37:53PM 0 points [-]

Ich denke, wir sollten ohne weiteres zögern den 15. als Termin festsetzen

Comment author: [deleted] 08 March 2013 02:27:22PM 1 point [-]

http://doodle.com/rx8xs7u4366tbyim3y6ytkp8/admin?tmail=poll_added_participant_admin&tlink=adminbtn#table

hat mir tripitaka per pm geschickt. ich dachte eigentlich, dass ihr alles Bescheid wüsstet

Comment author: Tripitaka 07 February 2013 08:49:30PM 1 point [-]

A Frankfurter friend of mine suggested the Albatros; I trust his judgement, but did not verify the location. Should any of you know of a better place, please feel free to suggest it here, and I`ll possibly change the location.

Comment author: Janko 10 March 2013 11:53:01AM 1 point [-]
Comment author: Falstofe 02 March 2013 09:25:08PM *  1 point [-]

These are my notes from the meetup.

Background: We agreed early in the meetup that someone should take notes and share them with the group afterwards.

Comment author: [deleted] 26 February 2013 05:40:14PM 1 point [-]

Hi, wie ist es gelaufen? Ich war leider krank und konnte nicht kommen. Beim nächsten mal bin ich dabei.

Comment author: Janko 19 February 2013 09:18:44AM 1 point [-]

The marker on the map seems to have wrong latitude and longitude. When I enter Café Albatros or Kiesstraße 27 in google maps it points to a different place. http://imgur.com/4XRiYjW

Comment author: TodesBrot 15 February 2013 11:52:32PM 1 point [-]

Living in Stuttgart and am not sure whether it will be worth traveling out into Frankfurt (Train tickets are expensive). It would be good to know some measure of attendance or length of time to know if it is worth showing up.

Comment author: leor 27 February 2013 04:16:17PM 0 points [-]

Damn, I totally missed this. Next time you do a meetup you can count me in.

Comment author: gjm 08 February 2013 08:48:20AM 0 points [-]

Should have been posted in Main. :-)