Yesterday’s Work From Home Meeting – A Recap

Thanks to everyone that showed up yesterday! A cool respite from the heat was, um, warmly welcomed along with some really fun conversations. Equal to the enjoyable discussions during yesterday's meeting was that a handful of people were not able to attend due to excellent reasons - more work is flowing in to our group! It's great news, and congratulations to our busy colleagues.

A handful of topics from yesterday's meeting included:

  • Social picking: Are you a bad person if you're not on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn AND Pinterest? How much brand equity is lost when you have an account but don't interact?
  • Another babka meeting? Possibly! More details below here.
  • Governing bodies: How organizations rule specific industries and why they are good / bad.
  • Food: Talk of finding the best Hummus, Mexican food, Steakhouse in New York. (Consensus at this meeting: Hummus Palace, Lolita's, Peter Luger.)
  • Soccer: Why soccer is not accepted in the USA, and the dilution of talent at Euro 2016.
  • Meetup: Coalition for Queens. (link)
  • Event: Mashable's Social Media Day 2012. (link)

 

COMMUNITY SPONSOR

We normally introduce local sponsors during the meetings but we missed out on a sponsor yesterday. We'll have a new sponsor in July.

I'm including the previous meeting sponsors below. (Know anyone who'd like to sponsor July's meeting? Let me know!)

 

TeaTime+ (Previous Sponsor) TeaTime+ TeaTime+ is an iPhone / iPad app with the goal of providing your social life in one stream. The app is cleverly built and has a lot of fun features to make sharing and learning fun.

The best part of the app is the team behind it. They are eager to add features and support that will make the app better and by extension, your social lives better. On top of that, they are super smart and super nice guys.

(Disclaimer: I know the developers personally and professionally.)

You can find the TeaTime+ app on iTunes here.

I offered promotional codes to the first five people who emailed me. Since I have another five promo codes, I'm including them in the post-meeting email. (A good reason to subscribe to the newsletter!)

 

NYC Pickup Previous Sponsor

Get Fit & Have Fun with NYC Pickup!Our first community sponsor was NYC Pickup - an Upper West Side pickup group who organizes weekly soccer games as an opportunity to get fit while having a lot of fun.

The games are co-ed, non-contact and are focused on having fun. Skills of all levels are welcome!

To visit the NYC Pickup site (and register for this week's games!), click here.

As a side note, I've known Paul and Aia (the founders) from day one of their meetup (nearly five years ago!), and they've done nothing but increase the fun and availability of the meetups. I am a weekly attendee and look forward to the hour running around outdoors with a smile on my face.

 

JULY MEETINGS

We're posting two meetings below. The first, July 11, is confirmed.

The second, July 27, is not confirmed. However, I'd like to get your feedback on whether a Friday meeting would be a bit easier to attend. If you can let me know your thoughts - either way - by tomorrow (sorry, short turn around), I'll get the details confirmed.

Please leave your thoughts in the comments below, or email me (william AT andersonjr DOT com), or @ me.

I'll post the results here.

The second meeting is now confirmed!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

  • Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Stop by when you can, for as long as you can!)
  • Venue: The Dead Poet
  • Updates: Click here to receive email updates about upcoming meetings
  • Signup: Eventbrite* - It adds a reminder to your calendar! (*Optional)

Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Stop by when you can, for as long as you can!)
  • Venue: TBD The Village Pourhouse
  • Updates: Click here to receive email updates about upcoming meetings

 

OTHER STUFF

  • We started a series called Upper West Side: Meet Your Neighbor. If there's anyone you'd like me to reach out to (including you!), do let me know.
  • Guest Speaker: If you'd like to speak on a topic at the next meeting, let me know!
  • Member Directory: It's up! Let me know if you want to be added.

 

A huge thanks goes to The Dead Poet Bar. The team has been very helpful and generous with their time and support (and giveaways!). Even if you're not attending one of these meetups, stop for a drink and a neighborhood chat.