Wanted to touch base and wish everyone a happy 2010, and also update
you on some of the stuff that’s in the works for 2010 at the Hive!
1. Trip to IndyHall. As you likely know, we are planning a good sized
field trip to IndyHall in Philadelphia on January 22nd. You can find
out more info here – we hope you can make it: http://trip2indyhall.eventbrite.com
2. 2010 Events: We’ve set dates for our community events including
Town Halls, Show & Tell, and more all the way through the end of the
year. Some dates may end up changing somewhat as things evolve, but we
wanted to get some stuff on the books! Time flies when you’re having
fun. Check it out: http://beehivebaltimore.org/events/
3. Membership Billing: Many of you have been keeping up with your
membership payments via Paypal. Others of you are probably waiting on
reminders. Mike Subelsky, Jonathan Julian, Greg Gershman and I have
been working to automate the billing + Paypal processing for the Hive
presence-tracking system and are finalizing that today. Expect to hear
from us shortly with the totals you owe. That said, if you know what
you (think) you owe and/or want to support Beehive at any level, you
can always send funds to firstname.lastname@example.org. Beehive is kind
of like public radio; it’s not possible without your sustained
support, and we just need to cover our costs and keep the lights on.
We have added many new members in the last few weeks and I encourage
you to drop by in the coming weeks — not just once to say hi but
several times, so you meet more people — to get to know your local
tech/startup/creative community better. Beehive is what we all make it
and we keep adding to it, one person at a time.
We are also putting together a “community directory” as part of the
Hive-mind — if you have not, please go to http://gravatar.com and
upload your avatar so we can include you in the directory. A very
early version of the directory can be found here: http://hive.beehivebaltimore.org/people
; we will be adding the ability to include Twitter ID’s, etc there
I really hope you are able to make our community trip to IndyHall and
get your tech/startup/arts scene groove on… it’s going to be a great
trip and I’m super-excited to share the energy there with all of you.
There are several other things in the works and we’ll be talking about
that on both the IndyHall trip as well as at our Town Hall on January
27th. If you have ideas or know groups and individuals who could
contribute positively to the Hive community, please feel free to reach
out and get them involved!
See you around the Hive soon!