Geekeasy is a relaxed gathering of geeky/techy/creative types, who have an interest in learning and perhaps working together. It’s very friendly, and you’ll find an interesting mix of people to talk to.
Christine here, Geekeasy founder and chief geek ;-)
We’ve been meeting regularly for about 2 and a half years now and hasn’t it been fun? We’ve heard all sorts of talks, had a few socials and learned plenty of stuff along the way.
As you know, Geekeasy is run on a not-for-profit basis. The samosas are kindly bought by Pedro, landlord of the Furnace Inn and all the time spent organising it is done for free. You get to meet, mingle, learn and scoff – all for nowt!
But now we’ve hit a bit of a snag.
For next week’s event, we can’t use the usual venue as they’re having a beer festival. We’ve got an alternative lined up but to rent the space it will cost £75. It’s not much, but for a not-for-profit event it’s a lot!
The venue is in town, it has a bar and it’ll be our own space so we’ll be able to hear the speaker better and won’t be competing with other conversations going on. In fact, it would be a great place to have Geekeasy every month as the continuing popularity of our meetups means we really need a bigger space now.
I’m telling you all this because I need your help: what should we do? Do we all chip in a couple of quid? A month? Can anyone sponsor the event to the tune of £75? Or a few sponsors at £20 each? You tell me in the comments below or on Twitter.
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This month was the first of our ‘summer sessions’ and we were treated to a red, hot evening.
So we took Geekeasy outside for a BBQ and a beer!