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Code Coffee Raleigh

Mark Mzyk | July 20, 2011

When you’re in software development for even a short time, you learn that developers love coffee more than almost anything else, except code. Perhaps only beer can rival coffee.

You also learn that developers love meetups. If a new language or technology shows up, no matter how obscure, a meetup will spring into being to support it. That doesn’t always mean many developers will go, but the mere fact that the meetup exists is enough.

For some odd reason though, coffee and meetups don’t often intermingle. Meetups normally happen at night, so beer and meetups are far more common. This is a reprehensible state of affairs.

To remedy this, I’m announcing Code Coffee Raleigh, a currently once a month gathering of developers over coffee in the morning. I’m not the first to have this idea, not by a long shot, but as far as I know no gathering of software minds over coffee currently exists in Raleigh.

I’m not specifically calling this a meetup: there’s no place to sign up and no member count. All it needs is you to show up, ready to drink coffee and talk code. Details are on the website.

The first happening is tomorrow, July 21, starting at 7:30 am, going until people have to leave. The place is New World Coffee House, although I haven’t told them we’re coming, so let’s be courteous and try not to overrun the place.

I hope to see you there. If you can’t make it, I hope to see you at future meetings. That being said, you don’t have to wait for me to grab some coffee and code. Nothing about this process is unique to me, so feel free to start your own gathering. I’ve even put the website code on github if you want it.

Happy drinking and coding.

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