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QueerJS on the Internet #
I hosted an online meetup in the age of COVID-19!
Making it Special #
The month is March
2020 2021 and online event fatigue is very much a very real thing. I really had to crank up the magical vibes to 11 for this one, and here’s how I did it:
- be extra gay
- put on a witch hat
- make magic happen
- thank your speakers!!!
Thank yo’ speakers #
Seriously. Go to Walgreens and print out a bunch of thank you cards. And pamper them with all the stickers, even if it means having to attach a few extra stamps for the extra weight. A tiny gesture like this goes a long way in trying times like these.
(Side note: the USPS lost all my speaker cards, and I am salty because I had to send them out again )
QueerJS NYC #
I helped bring QueerJS to America by organizing the very first meetup in New York City!
USA! USA! USA!! #
With the help of Tierney from Microsoft and Shy from Contentful, we hosted the very first QueerJS in America. (We were hoping to organize a QueerJS a few times a year, and make ever meetup better than the last, but then the pandemic happened.)
This event was hosted on the same day as QueerJS San Francisco, and it was a partay!
Chipotle Catering #
We did not collect dietary info beforehand, but the chipotle customize-your-own chip spread is great for accommodating a wide variety of dietary restrictions.
Lessons Learned #
I learned a few valuable lessons about running a meetup along the way, and while not everything exactly go as planned I think it still went well! If you’re organizing a meetup, don’t make the same mistakes I did:
- people aren't really gonna show up to saturday meetups
- no one stayed afterwards for the watch party w/ QueerJS San Francisco which happened after QueerJS NYC, because understandably, it was a Saturday night
- i did not request the space with enough time beforehand to get A/V fully working
Other Meetups #
Before QueerJS, I was involved with TacoJS, Reactadelphia, and LibertyJS in Philadelphia!