Today was the 6th Jordanian blogger meet-up, and the people who showed up are:
- Hana and Ziad of Waleg
- Isam Bayazidi
- Abeer Bayazidi
- Ahmad Humeid
- Jad Madi
- Wael Attili
- Ammar Ibrahim
- Mira Shnoudi
- Nader Shnoudi
- Samir Rawashdeh
- Sammy Zamel
- None-bloggers Dima and Kareem.
It was an absolute pleasure meeting the new faces, especially the ones I got to extensively chat with as they didn’t leave early- Hana, Ziad, and Andrew. We sat for quite some time after everyone left and chatted for a while.
Some after-meet-up suggestions after digesting the comments that came from the attendees include the following:
1) A more organized approach to the meet-ups, so I will email the bloggers asking for contact information soon.
2) A rough meeting agenda, so that we can at least identify the points that need to be addressed.
3) Less tech talk. Even a few of the Jordan Planet tech-geeks told me that they got bored from the tech talk- referred to as “isti7wath il computer geeks” by some.
4) I got some complaints that some people didn’t know who’s who, so perhaps the use of tags when we have a particularly large meeting.
5) No smoking during meet-ups.
1) We’re going to organize a mini-gathering soon before Hana and Ziad leave, so if anyone is interested in coming please add a comment.
2) The next official Jordan Planet meet-up is set to be on 2nd of October, just before Ramadan. There’s a self-confessed “Surprise” making an appearance during that meet-up, so make sure you come ;)