First of all, whatever you’re celebrating, happy holidays! I brought the Scottish rain with me to California, so I’m not very popular back home right now, but sending lots of good wishes to Edinburgh and beyond this week. Hope you have a wonderful time filled with good food, good company, and some well-earned rest! Well ok, 2 out of 3 ain’t bad 🙂
An invitation from Informatics Ventures to “get everyone’s input on things that Informatics Ventures could do to support you,” to hear what’s working and what could be improved. I know some folks are boycotting this meeting after the last one was – to put it mildly, disastrous – but I *hope* this one is more productive and less defensive. At the very least, enjoy a free buffet from 12 noon and drinks after the meeting. But watch what you say if you don’t want an eviction notice the next day (possibly unrelated, but a terribly unfortunate coincidence). You can see the online forum for discussions: Appleton Venture Community.
Monthly gathering for anyone interested in tech, from developers to startups to innocent curiosities. It’s a thriving grassroots effort, and each month generally features a small variety of presentations to share expertise on what people are up to and what they have learned along the way. Not sure what presentations are this month, but looks like it’s going ahead… Just turn up, and enjoy free beer, pizza and good chat!
Hope you can take some time away from the laptop — c’mon. Your family and friends put up with you and your crazy ideas all year, so put the emails/phone calls/angry birds away for a day (or longer!) and enjoy festivities if you’re celebrating.
I’m still wrapping my head around this holiday after 4 years… I think it means you can get a lot of stuff on Clearance, wuhoo! Just give everyone an IOU on xmas and then get it sorted out today for way cheaper. And put your old stuff in a box (how am I doing?)…
What else is happening? Feel free to add events in the comments below!