January 23, 2009
67 Geeks Eat
It was yet another incredible Geek Breakfast this week. Last month we had about 60 people attend, which is insane. I figured it had to do with people being in the Christmas socializing mood, not to mention our one year anniversary.
I was happily shocked when I saw that over 70 people had RSVP’d for breakfast this month.
As usual Rob Robinson has a great break down of how his breakfast went. I’m certain it was completely different at another table, since we had over 60 people there.
A few folks expressed a concern with the growth of our “little” monthly get together. The concern is valid, but I’m not sure of a solution yet.
The issue is simply that we have just about out-grown Noshville. What began as a table or two of people, has now spread to three long tables and five booths!
I’m not picturing us all sitting on one table, that’s not really possible at this point. What do you have in mind? I notice that some of the same people often sit together each month, that’s fine, but if you really want to get the most from the breakfast, why not sit with a group of people you don’t know?
I’m open to suggestions on how to better the breakfast. I’ve heard of capping it each month at 40 or 50 people, or having two breakfasts each month. I’m not feeling great about those ideas. I am open to moving the breakfast to another location, but it’s crucial that we meet a few goals:
- there’s plenty of parking
- people can hear each other
- a person can get away with simply buying a cup of coffee (but not without tipping your server)
- be centrally located
- separate checks is not a problem
- the food and coffee is good :-)
What do you think? Am I missing any criteria? What are your suggestions? I’ll open a poll now to see if we even need to move the breakfast, I know that some of you are quite happy keeping it as is.
If you’re not in Nashville, go start your own Geek Breakfast.