Friday Five: 5 Sites for Finding Events and Groups
It’s Friday!! Time to make plans for tonight and the weekend. You may have just moved to town or haven’t found a niche of people to call up, but one of these sites is sure to help you! There are events going on in major cities and small towns that are sure to spark your interest. Find your place at a web design meet-up or at a rock climbing club. Whatever you choose to do, one of these event sites can help guide you.
1. MeetUps.comThis site has tons of different groups. You are welcome to start your own group or look for one that is already started. You can search for specific things you’re interested and/or search by location. You can find people you may know by connecting through Facebook or jump into a group where you know no one.
2. Bigtent.comBig Tent has over 2 million members. They have forums, events, and groups. Again, you can choose to start a group or join one. This site is geared for bigger cities, but if you do live in a small town I would suggest starting your own group to help get others in your town engaged.
3. NetParty.comInstead of attending a gathering in a boring meeting room, Net Party puts on awesome events in bigger cities to help connect young people of the same professions. They host these events in nightclubs, mansions, and other cool venues. They take professional networking and make it fun!
Now go have a great time with awesome groups this weekend or anytime! I hope you'll use these sites as a guide to your explorations and create adventures that you'll never forget.
This post is written by Dara