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DNT Southern meetup

Discussion in 'Networking Events' started by findtim, May 10, 2013.

  1. findtim

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    hi, i am proposing a dnt meetup each month in the narre warren area which should accommodate dandy, narre, berwick and the outer reaches as it is a very accessable are both by trian and highways.

    i am open to suggestions of all forms, date, time, location etc.

    i think narre wareen is the best spot because of these reasons, trian, close to highway, close to gippsland highway, close to east link, many venues possible, doesn't have the traffic congestion of dandenong.

    day of the week? i don't think it can be a breakfast thing as i'll make the HUGE assumption that members in this area also work so it would have to be an after work time zone.

    friday is footy night and monday sucks so maybe its tue/wed/thur as an option.

    what week of the month? well i go into SEO meetup in the CBD on the first thursday so maybe the third week of the month whatever day? just to spread things out.

    GUESS WHAT, i only need 1 other person to get this started and if you post and come to the first meetup you become a FOUNDING MEMBER which gives you absolutely nothing except you can tell people you are.

    I look forward to our first event, the guys in st kilda have obviously grown a great event so i hope to also.

    tim
     
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  2. domainguy

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    Thanks for bringing this up Tim.

    I would support the idea of scheduling a domain meetup around this area. As far as I know there is only one that's held in CBD but nothing is on down here in SE suburbs.

    There might be other fellows who also like to be taking part in specially around the area but could not make it due to work and other commitment during the day.

    Monday - Wednesday evening seems fine to me. Look, you make a call Tim by picking a day and time which you think it suits best for now and see how it goes then we can adjust it accordingly.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
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    next you'll start your own home brew ......dNbitter
     
  4. findtim

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    already onto it, http://brewsmith.com.au/ , have the kit in the garage ready to go and i have tasted it before, its a good drop.

    tim
     
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  6. findtim

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    thats a GREAT link thankyou,
    yeh there are a few out here, and you will laugh but i have contacted many of them and have had no replies !!!

    rotary is very hard to get into as they have a policy of only 1 member per industry, lions is for under 40's, toastmasters in berwick never replied to me........ i find that really funny as no matter who i am or who they are the whole organisation should be far more professional then to have a a no reply !!

    i think the people who go tot he effort of creating meetup pages seem to be the more serious to WANT to meetup

    i'll follow it up
    thanks
    tim
     
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    honan thanks, i signed up and there is a meeting this tuesday 10am so i am going to check it out. just 10 minutes from home so thats a WIN.
     
  8. findtim

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    ok, i call the 3rd tuesday afternoon of the month, start time 6pm but i'll get there earlier.

    i'll now go source a venue, it will be somewhere close to fountaingate as that seems to be a central point and easy to get to, i think i'll pick a place and then as we grow we can move @ thus nothing is set in concrete.

    please ANYONE chip in your opinions.

    tim
     
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    I'm in Tim. Pls keep us posted on the venue. Looking forward to this first meetup, let's hope it turns out to be good. Ah, have u organise one on the meetup.com so people will get noticed better n easier.

    Cheers
    Tom
     
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    i'm sorting out "meetup" with the help of Chris, so the first meetup will be:

    Tuesday 21st May, 6pm, somewhere :) in narre ISH.

    i'm also going to the berwick small business meetup THIS tuesday so maybe drum up some people there as well? god knows small business want to speak to people like us !

    Chris said he is going to come for the inaugural meeting so that makes 3 of us so far so please anyone jump in and post you are coming.

    I'm EXCITED :eek:

    tim
     
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    I was out that way on the weekend and I met a developer who wants to come and bring a mate.

    So it looks like there will be a few of us.
     
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    i've got some time tomorrow so i will post a location tomorrow arvo

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    i had a good meetup with small business in berwick this morning and pitched our new meeting so maybe we might get some newbies, there were a few web designers there so who knows?

    showed a guy netfleet on the laptop and a domain he liked come up so he bought it !! good domain too, and he as MOST people didn't know this all exists. Now i am doing his new website for him :D

    anyway, the tuesday 21st May meetup will be at the " hotel fountain gate"
    http://www.hotelfountaingate.com.au/

    they have a NICE lounge area UPSTAIRS away from the pokies and bar, they even offfered a "boardroom" with video and projector etc ! so that may be something to consider down the road.

    so i think start here next week and get peoples opinions on location, i looked for parking, easy of access for people traveling and a quiet lounge evironment.

    narre train station is a 10 minute walk.

    here is a map, i STRONGLY suggest you don't try to park in fountaingate, the letter "C" is the hotel, "H" is the library and the parking ( below on the image) should be easy at that time of day on a tuesday and its a short walk to "C" , there is also good parking to the right of the library near freedom furniture, ( you'll see it when you get to that roundabout)
    monash fwy is at the top right with entries and exits north and south, princess highway bottom left.

    http://screencast.com/t/fUUp8SCYd

    hope to see you there.

    tim
     
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    I will be hitting Mark Lye up for a spotters fee. What is the current rate? One beer or two.

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    the polite reply would be that their sponsorship of DNT events is more the enough.

    tim
     
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    bump, tomorrow/tuesday the first southern dnt meetup happens just show up, we are upstairs.

    6pm, i'll be there beforehand.

    0439 859 860 if you get lost

    tim
     
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    It was good seeing you guys again, great catch up.


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    Yeh its great to have face to face conversations you get a whole lot more done and some interesting topics were covered, new directions planned and it will be a regular monthly event.

    there were just 4 of us suzabro, chris, domainguy and findtim but its a start. every journey starts with 1 step.

    tim
     
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    Very informative and impressive session indeed. Definitely looking forward to the next meetup.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
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    Its on again, Tuesday 25th June 6pm. same location to start with
    http://www.hotelfountaingate.com.au/

    even though we got kicked out of the lounge its a handy place to get to, and a selection of restaurants 20 metres away.

    it was great discussion last time and i've invited a few other people so it will ba a small group but that means alot of good info sharing.

    tim