Just thought I'd post a quick comment here to let other know that we had a great meet up session yesterday in Manchester. Much credit and thanks to Oliver Gibson and Heather Oliver for coordinating, organising, facilitating and otherwise making it all happen. A great turnout, including someone all the way from Nottingham. Lots of good energy, and plans to operate something on a quarterly basis. Ollie said he's put up a blog post with a bit more, so look out for that. Maybe others who participated in the meet up could post a comment to this message so that we know who each other are.
Spurred on by yesterday's success, I'm also working on plans to put together a similar type of event - probably in Leeds - later in the Spring. Let me know if you are interested in coming along to that.