We staged some great Lifehacker reader meetups last year, and everyone has been asking if they'll happen again. And the answer is YES! Thanks once again to the Windows Azure team at Microsoft, we're offering our readers with a developer bent the chance to socialise, drink beer, take part in trivia and win some cool prizes.
We'll be staging meetups in four cities this time around:
- Brisbane on Tuesday June 5
- Sydney on Wednesday June 6
- Melbourne on Tuesday June 12
- Perth on Wednesday June 13
We'll be meeting after work (around 6pm) at pubs in or close to the CBD in each city. There'll be drinks and snacks, geek trivia to stretch your brain, the opportunity to network and the chance to win awesome prizes, both as individuals and in geek trivia teams. (We'll tell you more about the prizes very soon.)
OK, how do I sign up?
For these events, we're looking to Lifehacker's developer readers: we want this to be an event where you can network with your peers. To sign up, just fill out the form at the end of this post. In the Geek Chops field, give us a URL that shows your prowess/interest in development. That could be a LinkedIn profile, a project you've worked on, your posts to a major development discussion board, or anything else that shows you're cool with the code. The first 25 qualifying readers in each city will be signed up (though we'll also put a handful of people on waitlists because, as we know, stuff happens sometimes.) We'll contact you by email with venue details if you're successful. If you've got any general questions, ask in the comments.
But wait, there's more!
If you're not in those cities, not free on those dates or just getting started with development, don't panic! We'll also be running a big competition here on Lifehacker with four Nokia Windows Phone 7 smartphones to give away. Stay tuned for more details soon.
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