Working from home can be mind-numbing, so I usually jump at the opportunity to leave the house and meet new people. I wasn’t exactly jumping this morning to make an early trek into Seattle to check out my first likemind meeting, but afterwards I was really glad I attended.
According to the website, likemind is “an opportunity to enjoy coffee and conversation.” Friendly, chatty folks have free coffee (hooray for sponsors) and meet other similarly gregarious people in one of 32 different cities across the world. Justin attended a Chicago likemind a few months back and recommended it, and I’d second that opinion. Attendees tend more towards the creative types, which is a refreshing alternative to other meetups I’ve frequented lately, and they aren’t that likeminded – that’d make conversation excruciatingly boring. But they are similar in having the right attitude, which is what makes it work.
Likemind’s been growing rapidly since starting last year, and today is likemind’s first birthday – congrats to founders Piers and Noah. They’ve got a good thing going, and it’s something folks in Seattle should definitely check it out. Hopefully I’ll see you at the next one.