Meeting To Help Expand & Get IXDA Minneapolis Active

10 Feb 2011 - 10:05pm
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WebBizDesigns
2010

Hello IXDA Minneapolis,

I would like to schedule a meeting to a phone conference to listen to ideas on how we can (1) Get IXDA Active, recognition, events, speakers, etc.. (2) gain new members.  What times work the best

Monday, 14th 2011:  9:00, 10:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 CST

Wed, 16th 2011: 9:00, 10:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 CST

Friday, 18th 2011:  9:00, 10:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 CST

 

Jeff

 

 

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2 Apr 2011 - 9:43pm
Samantha LeVan
2009

Just seeing this now. Was there any response to a meeting time? If not, we should try again in April. I'm happy to meet up on a weekday in mid-April to talk about running the group.

Samantha LeVan

27 May 2011 - 3:53pm
twidgetD
2009

I haven't heard anything from the initial meeting proposal. I'm still game to set something up as well. Week nights after work are best for me.

Brigitte Dahlberg

-----Original Message----- >From: Samantha LeVan >Sent: Apr 2, 2011 9:43 PM >To: twidget26@earthlink.net >Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] [IXDA Minneapolis] (No subject) > > >Just seeing this now. Was there any response to a meeting time? If not, we
>should try again in April. I'm happy to meet up on a weekday in mid-April to
>talk about running the group. > >Samantha LeVan > >

11 Apr 2011 - 5:24pm
matthewjdoty
2009

I just saw this too but Count me in! 

I sure hope we are about to wake a sleeping giant here :)

-Matthew

27 May 2011 - 3:54pm
twidgetD
2009

No doubt, it would be great to get something regular going!

Brigitte

matthewjdoty wrote:

> >I just saw this too but Count me in!  > >I sure hope we are about to wake a sleeping giant here :) > >-Matthew > >(

11 Apr 2011 - 10:33pm
RobertBastian
2009

I'm anxious to see if we could get something happening here in the Twin Cities too. I was at IxD11 Boulder, saw some old friends, made some new ones, and came away very inspired. Let's try to get this going.

-Robert

27 May 2011 - 3:54pm
twidgetD
2009

So jealous! Sounded like a great conference!

To get this going, I propose doing a meet/greet sort of get together to keep it light for the first time and figure out a game plan. Thoughts about doing a happy hour somewhere in the cities? Crave (West End)? Psycho Suzies (NE)? Happy Gnome (StP)? (trying to throw out ideas in different parts of the city) I am open most weekday evenings after 4:00pm. I'd be glad to coordinate this and get some space reserved when we pick a date/place.

Can't wait to meet people and this going (finally).

Brigitte

-----Original Message----- >From: RobertBastian >Sent: Apr 11, 2011 10:33 PM >To: twidget26@earthlink.net >Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] [IXDA Minneapolis] (No subject) > > >I'm anxious to see if we could get something happening here in the Twin
>Cities too. I was at IxD11 Boulder, saw some old friends, made some new ones,
>and came away very inspired. Let's try to get this going. > >-Robert > >

12 Apr 2011 - 1:24pm
mandy22
2011

Would any of you be open to a happy hour say - 4/27 or 5/4? There may only be a handful of us, but we could brainstorm ways to get the group up and running...

27 May 2011 - 3:54pm
twidgetD
2009

Either one works for me.

Brigitte

-----Original Message----- >From: mandy22 >Sent: Apr 12, 2011 1:24 PM >To: twidget26@earthlink.net >Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] [IXDA Minneapolis] (No subject) > > >Would any of you be open to a happy hour say - 4/27 or 5/4? There may only be
>a handful of us, but we could brainstorm ways to get the group up and
>running... > >

12 Apr 2011 - 10:45pm
RobertBastian
2009

Happy hour sounds good. I'm usually free Wednesday evenings and either of those dates would work for me. 

14 Apr 2011 - 8:59am
WebBizDesigns
2010

Ok it sounds like Wed are the best for people.

Let's keep it simple and meet at Stella's in uptown at 5pm on Wed 4-20-11.  Myself (Dan Fernandez) and (John Koch) will be at the first floor bar.

I'll have our laptop open with the ixda website open on it so you can know who we are.

This will be really informal and more about grabbing a beer and meeting others in the ID community.  Please bring some business cards and we'll see you guys there.

PLEASE POST HERE TO CONFIRM YOU WILL BE GOING

14 Apr 2011 - 9:44am
matthewjdoty
2009

Wednesday are notoriously bad for me but I'll see if I can get there. Really excited about this

27 May 2011 - 3:54pm
twidgetD
2009

I'm in!

-----Original Message----- >From: WebBizDesigns >Sent: Apr 14, 2011 9:00 AM >To: twidget26@earthlink.net >Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] [IXDA Minneapolis] (No subject) > > >Ok it sounds like Wed are the best for people. > >Let's keep it simple and meet at Stella's in uptown at 5pm on Wed 4-20-11. 
>Myself (Dan Fernandez) and (John Koch) will be at the first floor bar. > >I'll have our laptop open with the ixda website open on it so you can know
>who we are. > >This will be really informal and more about grabbing a beer and meeting
>others in the ID community.  Please bring some business cards and we'll see
>you guys there. > >PLEASE POST HERE TO CONFIRM YOU WILL BE GOING > >((

14 Apr 2011 - 9:16am
RobertBastian
2009

I'll be there, look forward to meeting you all. 

14 Apr 2011 - 9:21am
WebBizDesigns
2010

Great see you there Rob

14 Apr 2011 - 9:44am
ThisIsZachYo
2011

Looking forward to it. See y'all then

14 Apr 2011 - 1:20pm
mandy22
2011

Sounds good - I'm in! See you all there!

14 Apr 2011 - 2:51pm
sdiestler
2010

I'm in... I'll see you on Wednesday.

20 Apr 2011 - 9:52am
matthewjdoty
2009

So I'm new to the area and want to make sure I'm headed to the right place tonight.

I'm planning on heading to Stella's Fish Cafe, 1400 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Is this correct?

20 Apr 2011 - 11:21am
WebBizDesigns
2010

Matt,

You're right on.  Here is a link to their website: http://www.stellasfishcafe.com/

happy winter :(

20 Apr 2011 - 4:08pm
sdiestler
2010

aaarg... I am not going to be able to make it today. Please keep me in the loop I am definately interested in being involved in this group. Since I won't be able to make it today I'll introduce myself here in this thread.

My name is Scott, and I am currently employed at Microsoft working on the Expression product, specifically on the SketchFlow component. I am a developer, but one that really tries to keep a close eye on the UX design of the product since we do not have any UX or graphic designers in our local office. I am really interested in meeting desingers in the area and I look forward to getting to know you guys.

Let me know if there is anything I can do to help get things going within the group, I am sure I could leverage some of Microsoft's facilities to host events in the future.

20 Apr 2011 - 4:17pm
WebBizDesigns
2010

Hey Scott,

no worries, we'll make sure to keep you in the loop and let you know how the meeting goes today.

27 May 2011 - 3:55pm
twidgetD
2009

Running late but I will be there.

WebBizDesigns wrote:

> >Hey Scott, > >no worries, we'll make sure to keep you in the loop and let you know how the
>meeting goes today. > >

20 Apr 2011 - 5:08pm
WebBizDesigns
2010

totally off topic but does anyone have a good sharepoint developer locally?

20 Apr 2011 - 5:35pm
WebBizDesigns
2010

one of the best posters around: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/design_hell

 

21 Apr 2011 - 11:04am
WebBizDesigns
2010

Thanks to everyone that showed up yesterday.  It was really good to meet everyone and bounce ideas off each other (that's what she said?)

Anyway, I will be setting up another meeting on meetup.com a month from now.  Once I get that setup I'll send out the link and we can start recruiting more members.

I was thinking about having it at Majors in Bloomington (just off hwy 100) at 5:30 or 6pm, Thoughts?

 

 

21 Apr 2011 - 11:55am
matthewjdoty
2009

Sounds good. I really enjoyed meeting everyone too. Tuesdays or Thursdays work much better for me and will allow me to spend more time with you guys. But I can be flexibe if needed.

I'm really excited to see how this goes and look forward to meeting with you guys again. Laughing

 

21 Apr 2011 - 12:27pm
WebBizDesigns
2010

Thursdays and Wed work for me.  How about everyone else?

27 May 2011 - 3:56pm
twidgetD
2009

I am pretty flexible between days. The only day that really doesn't work for me is Friday (tend to spend that on the boat during the summer months). Majors sounds good. Seems to be a lot of IA/UX related people around the southwest metro.

Also, because I am too lame to have a business card, below is my contact info:

Brigitte Dahlberg, IA/UX Best Buy (dot com) and Mayo Clinic (ISS) Email and Google Talk: brigdahlberg@gmail.com Skype: TwidgetD Twitter: TwidgetD Cell: 651-303-9213

Feel free to reach out via the alternate methods if anyone wants to collaborate on UX solutions outside of meetings (or to just chat). I'm always "on". Great meeting everyone last night and I look forward to the future of IXDA in MN!

Brigitte

-----Original Message----- >From: WebBizDesigns >Sent: Apr 21, 2011 12:27 PM >To: twidget26@earthlink.net >Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] [IXDA Minneapolis] (No subject) > > >Thursdays and Wed work for me.  How about everyone else? > >(

21 Apr 2011 - 1:52pm
mandy22
2011

Was super fun to meet everybody - I'm excited about the group's potential!

Tu/Th are out for me :( I've got class both nights - but M/W works great!

21 Apr 2011 - 5:35pm
matthewjdoty
2009

mondays could work for me too :)

22 Apr 2011 - 9:14am
RobertBastian
2009

Enjoyed meeting you all. Like Mandy, I see great potential and am looking forward to next time. Mondays and Tuesdays are harder for me than other days but I'm flexible. Dan, do your best to find a date that works for most and I should be able to make it too.  

22 Apr 2011 - 10:58am
WebBizDesigns
2010

Hey Guys,

I came to find out that Meetup.com charged the organizer of the meeting so I made this one on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=192966360747303

It seems like Wed will be the best for the majority of the people so I made it for May 25 at 530pm.

Please join the meeting and let the marketing begin.

 

22 Apr 2011 - 11:04am
WebBizDesigns
2010

I also made an event on the ixda site: http://www.ixda.org/local/event/29827

if you guys can comment on it that you're coming it may help spark things.

 

27 May 2011 - 3:57pm
twidgetD
2009

Hey guys,

I am getting the word out about the HH on May 25th. Looks like a few responded on Facebook so far. Yay!

If we get more than 10 people coming we should really think about a more official set agenda for introducing the Mpls chapter...

Brigitte

-----Original Message----- >From: WebBizDesigns >Sent: Apr 22, 2011 11:04 AM >To: twidget26@earthlink.net >Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] [IXDA Minneapolis] (No subject) > > >I also made an event on the ixda site: http://www.ixda.org/local/event/29827 > >if you guys can comment on it that you're coming it may help spark things. > >  > >(

22 Apr 2011 - 11:37am
WebBizDesigns
2010

sorry for all the spam but I just found out majors is no more and it's called Poor Richards.  Still the same location just different name.

 

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