Bay Area iNat Happy Hour

Ever since I joined the iNat team, I've wanted to go to an iNat happy hour.
Since we don't have one, I thought I'd organize it!

A group of us are getting together this Thursday (October 29th) at the Little Shamrock in the Sunset District of San Francisco, about 5-7. They have good cheap beer, free popcorn, darts and board games. There's plenty of food in the neighborhood.

A good chunk of the iNat development team has said they'll be there, including @kueda, @loarie, @joelle, and @tiwane. Sounds like some of our CAS colleagues @kestrel and @rebeccafay might stop by, too!

CC: @dpom @robberfly @jmaughn @leptonia @taj

Posted by alexshepard alexshepard, October 26, 2015 10:50 PM

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@sterling, @amybird, @badwound, @papiliogal, @pbrastow - in case you guys are in the neighborhood, iNat happy hour!

Posted by loarie almost 7 years ago (Flag)

Just pulling in some other Bay Area folks from the leaderboards: @adrained, @anudibranchmom, @c_michael_hogan, @damontighe, @dandugan, @dave-barry, @digitalvapor, @direbecca, @farinosa, @goga, @gyrrlfalcon, @kestrel, @kevinhintsa, @leslie_flint, @madalyn6690, @metsa, @mrchasse, @raulagrait, @rebeccafay, @sfritz, @th0th, @wildmarin

And some other people off the top of my head, like @rademacherdan, @js_young, @leftcoastnaturalist, @loloscheiner, @ang. Bring your friends!

Posted by kueda almost 7 years ago (Flag)

Irish? Beer? Heck ya...see ya there, Kids...

Posted by robberfly almost 7 years ago (Flag)

Thanks so much for the invite! I'll be leading 3rd graders around Sonoma Mt. that afternoon, so hope to catch you all at another gathering. Have fun!

Posted by direbecca almost 7 years ago (Flag)

Thanks for the invite, but can't make it up from my now-distant digs in the South Bay! - Jennifer

Posted by gyrrlfalcon almost 7 years ago (Flag)

I have a couch/living room in the Castro here for any distant traveller..

Posted by robberfly almost 7 years ago (Flag)

That would be fun! I'll try to make it and bring @tomv

Posted by metsa almost 7 years ago (Flag)

Thanks for the invite but I cannot make it .

Posted by kevinhintsa almost 7 years ago (Flag)

starts walking

WISH I could be there! Make sure to observe ANY/ALL organisms around the pub!

Posted by sambiology almost 7 years ago (Flag)

This is a terrific idea! Have one in the East Bay and I'll be there with bells on.

Posted by leftcoastnaturalist almost 7 years ago (Flag)

Sorry I can't make it, I'm enjoying nature in the Adirondacks, then doing a trade show in NYC.

Posted by dandugan almost 7 years ago (Flag)

I'm going to try to make it -- leaving 16th and mission at 6, so probably there for just the tail end at 6:30 or so. Also: the new home page looks great! (Hope it's not 2 months old already and I missed it...)

Posted by rademacherdan almost 7 years ago (Flag)

Thanks for the invite, sounds like a good idea. I was in Klamath Falls so I couldn't make it! Maybe next time.

Posted by wild-by-nature-db almost 7 years ago (Flag)

Thanks for organizing @alexshepard! We missed you.
It was so great to see everyone. This community makes me so happy.
Thanks for all you do.

Posted by rebeccafay almost 7 years ago (Flag)

So sorry to miss this! What a picture for the archives! It is a great community!

Posted by gyrrlfalcon almost 7 years ago (Flag)

Next month: East Bay. Later: South Bay? North Bay? Also next month: tucking in t-shirt (facepalm)

Posted by kueda almost 7 years ago (Flag)

everyone cleans up pretty nicely ~

Posted by metsa almost 7 years ago (Flag)

Unfortunately I saw this too late! Looks like it was fun.

Posted by leslie_flint almost 7 years ago (Flag)

I didn't know you brought on a new person( @tiwayne )- awesome! (not sure why the @ didn't work)... anyway looks awesome, obviously I was 3000 miles too far east to attend, but maybe one day.

Posted by charlie almost 7 years ago (Flag)

@charlie, maybe we could do one in CT over xmas? Or go on a hike? There actually are more people using iNat in CT these days...

Posted by kueda almost 7 years ago (Flag)

I'd definitely be up for it. We will be down there this Xmas for sure, I'm not sure exactly how long but for several days at least.

Posted by charlie almost 7 years ago (Flag)

Cool! Yo @carrieseltzer @treegrow @calopteryx et al. Anybody up for a December DC Happy Hour?

Posted by muir almost 7 years ago (Flag)

Yes, @muir! Count me in!

Posted by carrieseltzer almost 7 years ago (Flag)

I'm leaving for X-mas vacation in mid-December. Should be able to make it if it's before December 13. @jhammock

Posted by treegrow almost 7 years ago (Flag)

How about http://www.scienceclubdc.com? Seems appropriate and I want to scout it as a location for DC bioblitz stuff :-) Also open to more convenient suggestions! If someone starts a new journal thread for DC please tag me in it so I don't miss it.

Posted by carrieseltzer almost 7 years ago (Flag)

science club indie bar? I guess there are some things you just don't get to have in a town of 8000 people :) We got our taproom and our dive bar and that's that.

Posted by charlie almost 7 years ago (Flag)

@muir count me in anytime after Dec. 7 :) Science Club sounds good.

Posted by jhammock almost 7 years ago (Flag)

Dig those iNat shirts! We're starting to build an iNat community up in the Portland Metro area, and we have plenty of pubs... may have to try to emulate this in Ptown soon.

Posted by wisel almost 7 years ago (Flag)

Speaking of t-shirts, can you put some on CafePress or something? Would love to have one! @joelle @loarie @alexshepard @kueda @tiwane

Posted by carrieseltzer almost 7 years ago (Flag)

Awesome. @carrieseltzer , I sent an email to the Science Club -- maybe they can prepare special nature-orientated cocktails for us. Hey @jhammock does that mean a special guest @loarie 12/4 HH wouldn't work for you? Hopefully we can pin down a date over email.

Join us @charlie ! I'll contribute $10 towards your bus fare and you can iNat the trees traveling south along the highway system....

Posted by muir almost 7 years ago (Flag)

YES, please more t-shirts. These suckers would go like hot cakes in Texas. I have worn mine several times, and lots of people tell me that they want one/will kill me for mine. :)

My two cents -- it would be cool to have the tagline on the front as well:
https://www.idigbio.org/sites/default/files/workshop-images/iNaturalist/iNaturalist-logo-full.jpg

Posted by sambiology almost 7 years ago (Flag)

The T shirts are awesome

Posted by charlie almost 7 years ago (Flag)

@wisel please keep me in the loop on any iNat community stuff happening in PDX or in the pacific northwest! Most of my family lives in Seattle, so I'm up there three of four times a year. I'd love to help organize or go to a bioblitz in Portland or Seattle.

Posted by alexshepard almost 7 years ago (Flag)

@muir a bus or train tour with tons of inaturalist sightings would be awesome. Imagine a train with wifi and a window seat. Probably lots of invasives along the train line.

Will definitely let you all know next time I am in the DC area... probably limited travel for us this winter due to us expecting a baby :) But later on, I'm sure I will be down that way some time again, I have family there too. I visited DC in ~2005 but it was pre-inaturalist so I have very limited records. I saw my first firefly somewhere around there.

Posted by charlie almost 7 years ago (Flag)

@charlie, first firefly? Where are you from? Also, congrats on the expected baby! My toddler would love to meet her/him whenever you make it to DC :-)

Posted by carrieseltzer almost 7 years ago (Flag)

Thanks! Definitely! @carrieseltzer ...I grew up in southern California. Apparently there are some VERY rare fireflies there as I just learned recently but I've never seen one in CA... in 2005 i was in the DC area and saw a late firefly (august) and it was the first I'd ever seen, at ~25 years old. Now that we live in Vermont we get a lot of them!
Woo hoo for future naturalists!

Posted by charlie almost 7 years ago (Flag)

Hey I want a tee shirt! I also would love to see how many iNatters there are in NYC, or in Manhattan maybe, and try to get them together before the frosts start.

Posted by susanhewitt almost 7 years ago (Flag)

And I very much agree with what Sam said about the tee shirts:

"... it would be cool to have the tagline on the front as well:

https://www.idigbio.org/sites/default/files/workshop-images/iNaturalist/iNaturalist-logo-full.jpg

Posted by susanhewitt almost 7 years ago (Flag)

DC's turn - Friday Dec 4! Details - http://www.inaturalist.org/journal/muir/4940

Posted by muir almost 7 years ago (Flag)

looks like a good time. keep'm coming. if i see it in time next time I shall make the arrangements! happy naturalizing all!

Posted by taj almost 7 years ago (Flag)

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