I went ahead and organized a meet-up for LD24, and – to my surprise – there were a lot of people here in Richmond who wanted to help out. Citizen Restaurant donated space, Play N Trade donated pizza, The Flying Brick Library donated a projector, and lots of other people came by to show support, bring snacks, and hang out. Even local press were very interested:
Article at RVA News by Nathan Cushing
Video at Richmond.com by Scott Goff
The absolute coolest part though was seeing the developers that came out – so many cool folks, some that I knew, some I’m glad to have met, and they all did really interesting projects.
I don’t really say this much, but good on ya Richmond VA, you’re a pretty swell town sometimes.