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

  • @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

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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

  • 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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