In my professional life, I am the co-chair of a meetup group dedicated to professionals who use Microsoft SharePoint technology. The group is getting pretty big and it’s a lot of fun and a great way to meet people with shared interests. On Thursday at our latest meetup we had renowned SharePoint experts fly in from Salt Lake City, Montreal, and San Francisco so it is even becoming “international”!
Since there is a lot of interest in NewSpace and the space sector in Ottawa, I was certain there must be a meetup group dedicated to that. It would be a lot of fun to attend regular meetups to chat over drinks and food, listen to speakers, and learn about NewSpace trends and technologies.
But, when I checked the Meetup Groups website I found there wasn’t an existing group. That was a surprise.
So, I started it.
You can join it here. Hopefully this group is the start of something fun – it could be a really cool mix of space geeks, entrepreneurs, and would-be astronauts…
Our first meetup will be a kickoff in a pub in the Byward Market, on Thursday April 6 (pub TBD). If you plan to attend, please join the group and RSVP for our first event on the website so we can plan capacity.
I hope to see you there!