Maybe it's "hip" to be a geek, but what does it mean?
It means we have a passion for a particular subject. We may tend to lead a non-traditional lifestyle, work a non-traditional job, and most importantly, find the traditional networking event a bit...well, bland. For us, networking is about building and cultivating relationships, sharing a a cup of coffee (and some good food) and discussing interests with other like-minded people?
Sound cool? Please join us for one of our upcoming Geek Breakfasts!
The Chicago Geek Breakfast a monthly community-driven meeting for local (and visiting) geeks. Each month attendees congregate over bacon, eggs and plenty of coffee to discuss topics like social media, digital marketing, design, programming, and ways to better their communities. In the past, “geeks” were often technology-minded - and while this is still partially true - the term has been almost completely redefined. Now, anyone passionate enough about their hobbies or career can, and should be, considered a geek. It takes guts to live life out-loud, passionate and unashamed - to be a pioneer in any field. These are the geeks of today - and this Breakfast is a melting pot for everyone’s talents and interests.
We'll be meeting on the second Thursday of the month, early in the morning (with time for you to make it to work - if you have to run in and out, we're cool like that). We'll be meeting at Wow Bao on the ground floor of 225 N. Michigan (on the corner of Michigan & Lake - we'll be sure to have a sign). It's a pretty relaxed vibe with some really lively conversation. We only have three rules:
- It’s free to attend (you’re responsible for your own food, tax and gratuity)
- We encourage using the chicagogeekbreakfast tag for any photos and/or Tweets; and
- We don’t take sponsorships. (We will work with other like-minded organizations, because we want to keep things open).
If you’ve got something to share, or are just incredibly passionate about what you do for a living or as a hobby - come out and hang with us. (You're more than welcome to let your friends know, and share this link via Twitter/Facebook/Linked In/etc). There’s always a seat, and a cup of coffee with your name on it.