Ricochet Comes to Your Town

Over the past few months, we’ve had a groundswell of new members here at Ricochet — which means that some of you may still be learning our traditions, our quirks, and our inside jokes.

If you don’t know already, one of the best features of Ricochet is our member meet-ups. All across the country (and even internationally), Ricochet members schedule events where they get together in person, oftentimes with one of our contributors in tow.

These events are member-driven. All it takes is one enterprising person to pick a time and place (usually in consultation with other locals on the Member Feed). There’s a link on the sidebar of the Member Feed which contains all the posts about upcoming meet-ups, but we also like to give them some extra publicity here on the Main Feed. So, if you’re in the area, consider attending one of these future events (be sure to RSVP in the post, so the hosts know to plan for you):

January 18 — Dallas

January 18 — Chicago

January 19 — Washington, D.C.

No meetups in your area? Then start one today. As we write this, members are planning on putting together gatherings in Seattle and Minneapolis. And remember — these are members-only events. So if you haven’t joined up already, do so today. We’ll hope to see you in your town soon. And remember — take pictures and post a recap on the Member Feed.

  1. Robert Dammers

    No. 2 son is due to start at Trinity College in the Michaelmas term, so Cambridge will be a more frequent destination for four years or so!  BTW, Hermann Hauser advised my boys’ school on their IT strategy (he was a parent), and gave a couple of very interesting presentations on ARM, and his subsequent career as a venture capitalist.

  2. Cutlass

    I’ve suggested this a few times before, and perhaps there are technical/logistical issues, but it would really be helpful if we could sign up for alerts – if no via the site, perhaps via email – for meet ups in our area. I’ve missed a few meet ups because I don’t always remember to constantly check the “meet up” thread. Also, sometimes meet up calls don’t make it to that thread.

    If that doesn’t work, how about an “Upcoming Meet Ups” box in the sidebar.

  3. Troy Senik, Ed.
    Cutlass: I’ve suggested this a few times before, and perhaps there are technical/logistical issues, but it would really be helpful if we could sign up for alerts – if no via the site, perhaps via email – for meet ups in our area. I’ve missed a few meet ups because I don’t always remember to constantly check the “meet up” thread. Also, sometimes meet up calls don’t make it to that thread.

    If that doesn’t work, how about an “Upcoming Meet Ups” box in the sidebar. · 3 minutes ago

    We’re working on a wide variety of technical improvements to the site right now, one of which is definitely doing more to integrate the meet ups and keep everyone apprised of what’s going on in their area. Give us time and we’ll get there.

  4. Indaba

    We had a Toronto meet up which was great fun. We had better put up a photo – I was waiting for James of England to post it.

  5. Hartmann von Aue

    How does one go about putting together a Ricochet meet-up, anyway? Just post on the Member Feed and reserve some tables somewhere? 

  6. Mollie Hemingway
    Hartmann von Aue: How does one go about putting together a Ricochet meet-up, anyway? Just post on the Member Feed and reserve some tables somewhere?  · 8 minutes ago

    Pretty much. You can put a post up with the general location and then if others are in your area, you can nail down specifics. Or you can get specific all at once. Whatever works.

  7. Cutlass
    Troy Senik, Ed.

    Cutlass: I’ve suggested this a few times before, and perhaps there are technical/logistical issues, but it would really be helpful if we could sign up for alerts – if no via the site, perhaps via email – for meet ups in our area. I’ve missed a few meet ups because I don’t always remember to constantly check the “meet up” thread. Also, sometimes meet up calls don’t make it to that thread.

    If that doesn’t work, how about an “Upcoming Meet Ups” box in the sidebar. · 3 minutes ago

    We’re working on a wide variety of technical improvements to the site right now, one of which is definitely doing more to integrate the meet ups and keep everyone apprised of what’s going on in their area. Give us time and we’ll get there. · 1 hour ago

    Thanks Troy. You guys are fantastic!

  8. Cutlass
    Hartmann von Aue: How does one go about putting together a Ricochet meet-up, anyway? Just post on the Member Feed and reserve some tables somewhere? 

    I believe the standard protocol is to get a group together and just show up at, say, Peter Robinson’s house like this.

  9. Hartmann von Aue

    Well, let me see what the schedule holds in the next couple of months. Maybe a Ricochet member meeting somewhere in the Greater Austin/Round Rock/Georgetown area.  Hello, fellow Texans?

  10. Robert Dammers

    Still no clamour for a meet-up in Tunbridge Wells (canonically the most conservative town in England). Bother.

  11. RushBabe49

    Mr. Dammers… WRONG! If I were going to Britain, I’d love Tunbridge Wells as a meetup site.  However, I like Cambridge, and someday I want to take my hubby there and show him what I think is the most beautiful city on earth.  I actually have considered going to ARM Holdings’ annual meeting some day (they are in your smartphone, and based in Cambridge). <grin>

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