I’m a little late writing this but better late then never. NYC Meetup202 was last Thursday and was held at a club called Madame X. Besides the Global Meetup’s at Affiliate Summit/Ad Tech I’ve never head of a meetup as large as this one. Over 150 people showed up and Copeac sponsored an open bar. I’m thinking that there must be a direct correlation between the open bar and the amount of people who showed up. I recently saw Nickycakes post “Not Going to Affiliate Convention But Will Be In Denver For The Parties!” where he makes fun of the only 70% of people who will be attending Affiliate Convention in Denver and actually speak English. I am thinking that they may have based this model on this last NYC Meetup because there were way too many people there who I couldn’t understand what the heck they were talking about because apparently we spoke different languages. Some highlights of the night:
- Ian Fernando getting yelled at and threatened by the bartender.
- Jon from Wickedfire meeting a weird indian guy who offered to teach him to make monies online. Jon brought me over so that I could learn too and the conversation went something like this: He explained that a niche was like “vegan” so i asked if that means i need to cook for these people. At the end of this retarded but hilarious conversation i asked if he’d be my guru. He requested my email address so i told him it was firstname.lastname@example.org and this stupid fuck stood there typing it into his iphone. “How many D’s Again?”
- Some chick stole my name tag and went around telling people she was Ad Hustler.
In summary, Meetup202’s are super fun but there are a whole lot of retards at them. I personally like to go and hang out with my friends (and make new ones) more then actually learn because I feel that whatever is taught is very very newbie. Here are some pictures: