Hi Everyone, Happy New Year!
Back in December when we put up the MacDMV.com signup form, we weren’t sure what we’d find, but over 50 people replied to the initial contact request, which is nothing short of phenomenal. We wanted to get things off to a social start, so we’re going to be hosting our first event as a mixer and social-style event to get everyone on the same page, and begin to plan out more technical events in the near future. We’re hoping to alternate more technical and more social events as we work our way through 2014.
We had a lot of interest from a broad range of folks in the greater DC area – stretching from as far north as PA to as far south as the Richmond, VA area. Our first event will be in Arlington, VA at the Boulevard Woodgrill’s Fillmore Room. They’re located at 2901 Wilson Blvd in Arlington, and we’ll be in the Fillmore Room from 3pm to 5pm on Monday, January 20th, which is the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday. Thanks to our friends at the Boulevard, we’ll have some appetizers on the house, and there will be a full-service cash bar just for us.
If you plan on joining us, please send us an email to let us know you’re coming.
In addition, if you spoke up about having venue ideas for future meetings, we’ll be in touch in the coming weeks as we work to line up our meeting in February, tentatively scheduled for the Presidents’ Day weekend.
We know that this date may not work for everyone, but we wanted to get this off the ground so that we could get this rolling soonest.
Feel free to forward this email far and wide, and we’ll be hard at work making MacDMV.com into a more usable hub for the Mac Community in the DC area. Thanks everyone, and see you at Boulevard Woodgrill on Monday January 20th at 3pm.
Tom Bridge, co-chair
Justin Rummel, co-chair