I asked this question on twitter yesterday and there were some interesting responses to why you do or don’t go to meet ups.
Personally I started the Brighton tester meet up because there were non and I wanted to go to some and meet more testers and talk about our experiences. I also wanted to give back to the local community and provide a learning space.
But I occasionally also go to other tech meet ups for the social side of things, more often than the actual talks. Basically to meet the local tech community.
Why don’t I go to some meet ups? More often than not it is related to self care and needing some time to myself on the sofa. I learned this the hard way last year when i was ill a lot especially after meet ups and conferences.
Why do you, or don’t you go to meet ups?