California Meetup October 23, 2006 10:26 AM   Subscribe

Anyone up for a Peninsula/South Bay/Silicon Valley Meetup? Friday, November 3rd?
posted by scrump to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:26 AM (15 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I'd try to make it.
posted by MikeKD at 12:54 PM on October 23, 2006

posted by Rash at 3:52 PM on October 23, 2006

Not being familiar with that area, is this any different than this semi-planned meetup for the following week? :) (Another thread for the same meetup is here)
posted by cyrusdogstar at 4:49 PM on October 23, 2006

cyrus: it'd be considerably further south, much closer to San Jose. I'm planning to attend the SF one, but (and I suspect this holds for most of us who live on the Peninsula) it's kind of a pain in the ass to get up and back from here to San Francisco.

Basically, the distance difference is about 20 or 30 miles, but it's a pretty significant 20 or 30 miles in terms of ease of access.

For example, if I want to make it up to San Francisco for something that starts at 7:00, the smart money says leave around 5:00 or risk being late.
posted by scrump at 5:04 PM on October 23, 2006

That's what I figured, but wanted to make sure. For some reason I thought "the peninsula" was quite a bit smaller than it apparently is (just nosed around Google Maps a bit). So, my apologies :)
posted by cyrusdogstar at 9:15 PM on October 23, 2006

it's kind of a pain in the ass to get up and back from here to San Francisco.

IMO it's a major pain in the ass except on weekends (which for whatever reason seems unpopular for meetups).

Now the question's where -- and frankly, I'm at a loss. Seems like the requirements are informal, with both food and alcohol available, non-ethnic, and with variable seating, but not too crowded on a Friday evening. Location: Santa Clara / Sunnyvale / Cupertino would be central. Maybe somewhere on Murphy Ave? Or the Duke of Edinburgh in Cupertino Village?
posted by Rash at 10:01 AM on October 24, 2006

I live in Campbell, so SF is a pure pain in the ass to get to. I'd be up for a closer one, but I don't really have a clue where a good place is to have it around here.
posted by JZig at 11:08 AM on October 24, 2006

If people are willing to come up to Mountain View, I can make a few recommendations: I'm not as familiar with Sunnyvale and environs.

From what I understand, the main criteria are "not so noisy that we're screaming into each others' ears" and "good nosh". Maybe one of us should post to chowhound and ask for recommendations?
posted by scrump at 5:20 PM on October 24, 2006

Since you called the meetup, scrump, I think it's up to you to propose a location, which we'll then discuss.
posted by Rash at 8:41 AM on October 25, 2006

Mountain View's a good idea. I say this not only for selfish reasons, but also because anything on or near Castro St. is an easy stroll from the train, to the benefit of any urbanites or other carless people who might be tempted to show up.

Wonder if there's any chance it'll be warm enough to sit outside. My dog could use a social outing.
posted by tangerine at 7:05 PM on October 25, 2006

I'll scout some locations and get back to everyone.
posted by scrump at 3:12 PM on October 26, 2006

For lack of any more interesting suggestions, how about Tied House on Villa in Mountain View? It's a default after-work brewpub, but it easily accommodates unpredictably sized groups and, if I recall correctly, the sound isn't too deafening.
posted by tangerine at 5:05 PM on November 2, 2006

You know what sucks? Being sick for a week.

Anyway, I totally fell down on the job on this one, basically because I've been flat on my rear end from the flu. As I'm the one who called it, I'd say it's not happening, unless there's some super-secret plan to do it of which I've been unaware.

I would like to do this, and I think Tied House is a good idea: date suggestions? Next week is the SF meetup, and then we're veering close to the Thanksgiving holiday, but I'm open to the week after next.
posted by scrump at 8:43 AM on November 3, 2006

Well, I'm glad this didn't happen since I didn't hear about it until now...

I'll be watching the thread for activity and hope to hear of something whenever people are available.
posted by rmm at 7:30 PM on November 5, 2006

rmm, check out the new thread!
posted by tangerine at 11:14 PM on November 19, 2006

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