Washington DC Greater Metro Area meet up for JuliaCon 2022?

Is anyone (@Nosferican ?) planning a meetup for DC and the surrounding area for JuliaCon 2022?

I would be willing to help organize.

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Not currently organizing any events. Slowly getting back to some presencial events these weeks (in-person conferences). I also adopted a puppy a few months back and he was very insistent on not being by himself until quite recently. If anyone plans on organizing one, would likely attend.

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It might not need to be a presencial event despite the locality. I’m at least 45 minutes outside of the city center myself.

I’d definitely be interested! I live in downtown DC but could go out to the 'burbs as well!

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I would be interested in attending

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I’d also be interested.

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I think we could try to aim for a presencial event and have a virtual one as a backup depending on interest/availability/feasibility. If anyone has suggestions for a venue we can start planning something. In the past, when I hosted such events it was at a conference room at a former’s employer. I don’t know if we want to aim for something similar where we have some formal presentation discussion or something more informal, meet & greet talk about the experience, interest, projects, etc. That may be a at a café / bar / public library, etc.

Some venues which other meets of similar communities have used include the World Bank, IMF, etc. but unless someone works there I think we can kickstart it with a public library or food/drink establishment (hopefully public transportation accesible).

In terms of time for the event, I found that early afternoons works pretty good (around 15h). We can adjust depending on the specifics and preferences of those that would be interested in attending.

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I’m also interested!

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