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A User Meeting Near You, Revisited

Last november I asked if you would like to meet other Blender users in your area. The number of replies was amazing - MANY people wanted to connect locally with other Blenderheads. Now it's time to actually do something about that.

I've opened a page for the Blender community at Meetup.com that'll help us plan and discover usermeetings. Here's how it works:

  • You indicate you're interested in meeting people in your town or area (enter your town name in the search box on the top-right if Meetup doesn't get it right). You don't have to actually plan a meetup to do so.
  • Others can join your group and suggest a location or a date for a meetup. Once you join a group you'll receive updates by email so you'll know what's going on.
  • Once an actual meetup is planned, you can 'RSVP' for it so the organiser knows how many people to expect.

There are no rules for Blender usergroups - sometimes people just want to hang out, while other groups try to have a more formal programme in place with workshops and such. It's all up to you!

This information now has a fixed place on BlenderNation (see the Community > Usermeetings near YOU page), and I'll add a widget to the homepage once things start moving.

Enjoy!!

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17 Comments

  1. thats really cool i already joined and i added my location for meeting. And thanks Bart you really keep us motivated.

  2. Electronicpulse on

    How can i add our current Meetup group to the blender one, ours is called "Blender Po'!" its a monthly meeting that happens the first friday of every month in santiago de chile, we've kept it up for 6 months straight. :D

  3. hey Bart, you guys know there is a Blender World Users map running for over a year now for this specific purpose?
    check it out
    - just add your details to one of the threads below, and the rest is done for you.

    there are links back to your forums, so people can communicate with you and arrange get use r meetings, workshops and so on

    These are links that have been maintained in various languages to some of the most popular Blender Community groups such as

    ENGLISH blender artist - http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=209333CGTalkhttp://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=972315&referrerid=459594FRENCH : BlenderClanhttp://blenderclan.tuxfamily.org/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=30311PORTUGUESE: Blender Brazil http://www.blender.com.br/forum/Not%C3%AD%C2%ADcias-e-Artigos/51707-Onde-est%C3%A3o-os-usu%C3%A1rios-Mundos-Blender.htmlRUSSIAN ; http://blender3d.org.ua/forum/other/802.htmlSPANISHhttp://www.g-blender.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=3878&forum=8

  4. Mig. Rodriguez. on

    Hi ! im creating One in Mexico City (DF) , if someone is interested reply this message..

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    Hola quisiera crear uno en Mexico, Distrito Federal, si estas interesado, contesta este mensaje  

  5. hey Bart, you guys know there is a Blender World Users map running for over a year now for this specific purpose?check it out - just add your details to one of the threads below, and the rest is done for you.

    there are links back to your forums, so people can communicate with you and arrange get use r meetings, workshops and so on

    These are links that have been maintained in various languages to some of the most popular Blender Community groups such as

    ENGLISH blender artist - http://blenderartists.org/foru... : BlenderClanhttp://blenderclan.... Blender Brazil http://www.blender.com.br/foru... ; http://blender3d.org.ua/forum/...

    • Hi, yes I'm aware of the Blender World Users map. Added myself a few times but got deleted each time - not sure why. I think that this approach is more robust and supports setting up meetups a lot better by making it easier for users to get in tough. (although the map does a better job at showing where the users actually are!)

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