A couple of my friends here on AR that I met in person during the ActiveRain Gathering a couple of months ago (Tom Plant and Deb Brooks) are planning to come to Austin in mid-August, and we were thinking of having an AR Gathering to coincide with my birthday that week (my birthday is the 17th of August). Tom is definitely going to be here, but I am not positive about Deb at this point, although I think she is going to make it.
I told Tom that I would write a post (and now you’re reading it) to gauge the level of interest in having a gathering.
To answer a few questions that you might have in mind:
- The date would be sometime between the 13th and 17th of August.
- Yes, it’s hot in August here.
- No, you are not required to bring a gift. Tom was going to be in town already, and I only mentioned my birthday as an aside.
- No, I don’t have any specific plans, but I am willing to work on that.
So, if you are willing/able to come to town for a day or two, let me know and I will see if we have enough people to plan a real event. I haven’t planned a big party since I was president of my college fraternity, but I am game to try. If not, then I will enjoy some time with Deb and Tom. Either way, it should be a lot of fun.
Please understand that this is really preliminary at this point, but I wanted to get the word out now to see where it goes.
If you have any questions or if you are seriously considering coming, just let me know by phone, email, or by leaving a comment below. I will write a follow-up post if we do plan something concrete.