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Do Stack Overflow users ever have some sort of social events where they can meet and talk in person? If not, is there interest in such an event? I thought it would be nice to meet people in real life.

I made a chat room for this question: http://chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/60262/social-events-for-stack-overflow-users

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@aaa: Take a look at my gravatar. Would you want to meet me in person? :) –  John Rudy Aug 9 '10 at 23:18
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@I miss well, I was arrested in bomb plot 10 years ago, so I am okay :-) –  aaa Aug 9 '10 at 23:36
    
@aaa: What can I say to that? :) Off-topic, having just read your profile, how well does TTS work for code? (One of my greatest fears is one day not being able to type ... ) –  John Rudy Aug 9 '10 at 23:47
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"I thought it would be nice to meet people in real life." - In general or specifically SO users? –  Peter Ajtai Aug 10 '10 at 0:00
    
I have just created a chat room for this question. Why? To kind of play off of @Thomas Owen's geolocation thing -- maybe a meetups can be arranged there. –  John Rudy Aug 10 '10 at 0:13
    
@I miss TTS is okay, not as good as typing, but you can get by (actually make me better programmer I think, more time to think, less time to bang keyboard). recent saw eeg headset, maybe I will give that try. –  aaa Aug 10 '10 at 0:34
    
@Peter overflow users specifically, most of my friends do not care much for programming/technology at all –  aaa Aug 10 '10 at 0:35
    
You know, I should have included the chat link –  John Rudy Aug 10 '10 at 0:50

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Meet... in person? Without using a computer? shudder

There was a series of Stack Overflow Dev Days in 2009*. but nothing planned so far for 2010.

*See also the [devdays] tag for stories from last year's events.

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I take it you were joking about without computer. Dev Days look awesome, but I was thinking more in terms of the afterparty part of conference :-) –  aaa Aug 9 '10 at 23:17

I would love to buy a drink for a number of Stack Overflow users, if they would come to the Rochester, New York area in the next 8 or so months...

You know, I wouldn't mind seeing more geo-location abilities, like finding users close to you to have meetups and discussions and what not face-to-face to exchange knowledge.

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Some sort of geolocation feature would definitely be a lot of fun. –  Peter Ajtai Aug 10 '10 at 0:01
    
exactly my thoughts. maybe website developers would go for such request? –  aaa Aug 10 '10 at 0:39
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I guess someone should make that a feature request or throw some web-app together :) –  Georg Fritzsche Aug 10 '10 at 0:42
    
I'm too lazy to write this up as a feature request, but if someone makes one, I'll ad my 2 cents. –  Thomas Owens Aug 10 '10 at 20:30

April 6, 2011 will be World-Wide Stack Overflow MeetUp Day per this blog post. Organization of specific events is being left up to individual users.

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We BBQ almost every saturday. If you're in, just come to 12.1207,-68.8583.

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Now, that is extremely tempting. You happen to have a spare bedroom for me and my SCUBA gear? –  Peter Ajtai Aug 10 '10 at 0:13
    
niiiice. kind of far from Iowa :-) –  aaa Aug 10 '10 at 0:37

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