Healers/Teachers Program (Prerequisite: Spiritual Alchemy) - Practical Spirituality - Lani Renee Meetup Group, Arvada, CO
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Tech: Tips and Best Practices
Coming up with new and exciting activities for your Tech Meetup Group can prove to be a difficult task. Scheduling a group project is a great way to break things up and encourage members to come together to try something different.
Take the Hacker Dojo Robotics Meetup Group of Mountain View, CA, for example. They’re teaming up to build a $500 robot with specific capabilities. They’ve even outlined a Herculean checklist for the robot, full of fun tasks like delivering a pizza.
Check out the awesomeness for yourself here!
Women: Organizer Interview
From ghost hunting to zip-lining, and skydiving to aerial yoga, the Bucket List Babes seem to do it all! We spoke to Organizer Lori about how she plans such creative events, and keeps her members excited to RSVP and participate.
What inspired you to start your group?
My friend and I had a vision of creating a group that could cover all the things that we wanted to do in our lives as well as meet new ladies in our area! We are both very adventurous and had many ideas of fun things to do and realized we could create our own group and do those things! We felt there were other women out there like us looking for friendship and someone to go and live life to the fullest with!
How do you get ideas for your different Meetups?
We get our ideas from our members often during our events, or we see things or hear about things that we want to do and after a little research, the event is born! My Co-Organizer is full of wonderful ideas from years of reading and “storing away” for later! This group has allowed these ideas to be experienced in real life!
What has been your favorite Meetup moment?
My favorite meetup moment for me was when I was thanked with such appreciation for putting together this group. I realized how my efforts were changing ladies lives at so many levels. It made me feel so happy when something I had done had meant so much to one lady. She had said she was lonely for friendship and came to our group and found friendship! And for my Co-Organzier Deanna, when she was watching two women that had joined because they too each had no friends, become friends and plan and do things on their own now.
If you could give advice to a new Organizer just starting out, what would it be?
1. Have a very clear plan of what type of a group you’d like to have.
2. Be clear on what you will be offering to the members at your events.
3. Have several ideas researched and ready to post!
4. Be very specific in describing each event, what will happen, what members can expect!
5. Have some rules…but don’t be too rigid.
Tech: Meetup Highlight
Can big data save the world? Does data science really do an effective job of explaining issues and their resulting solutions?
Do you live in the NYC area and find yourself lying awake at night pondering these sorts of questions? If so, you should head on over to a NYC Data Skeptics Meetup!
The NYC Data Skeptics aim to explore the complexities of big data and data science with a healthy dose of skepticism.
Not a very technical person? Not to worry! This Meetup is open to anyone with an interest in how data is used.
Parents & Family: Tips and Best Practices
Mama and Papa bears across Meetup do a great job creating policies that protect their best assets and still make attending Meetups fun.
They follow it up with an entry focusing on specific and easy to understand participation guidelines. The Organizer sets clear expectations on activity, RSVPs, and No Show and membership dues policies. If you’re clear off the bat, there’s less room for confusion later on.
If you’re a private Meetup Group, or you’re looking to create some policy changes to make your group flourish, Parents & Family Meetups are a great act to follow!