Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting up with my friend Stefan Constantinescu of IntoMobile at a Starbucks to just catch up and chat about mobile geekery. It was a great visit, rare since he lives in Finland (he was back in Texas just for a short visit) and I realized how much I missed the opportunity to have mobile-oriented conversations with like-minded folks who don’t feel shame in geeking out over such things.
I remembered my best friend I’ve never met, James Whatley, puts on a thing called Mobile Geeks of London that’s basically the same type meetup, and I pinged him about expanding into the Texan region, which he thought was an excellent idea. A bit of offline planning, and here we are, with the official announcement of Mobile Geeks of Fort Worth.
If you’re not familiar with it, you can check out the Mobile Geeks of London Facebook group, but basically, for the uninitiated among you, the MGoL does exactly what it says on the tin. Whether you work in the industry or not, if you like to get geeky when it comes to all things mobile then MGoL is the place for you. It’s an informal meetup – there’s no corporate sponsorship, sales pitches, or anything like that. It’s just a group of mobile-focused people getting together to geek out.
I haven’t quite sorted out when the first Mobile Geeks of Fort Worth will be – I’ll have more on that soon. However, if you want to keep up with the group and be the first to know when the first event is going to be (or help me plan the first meetup), you can join the Mobile Geeks of Fort Worth Facebook group here: http://bit.ly/mgofw. Also, if you’re in the Vancouver area, Tom Hall will also be launching MGoV (Mobile Geeks of Vancouver), so stay tuned to Tom’s twitter for that.