What an amazing year it's been—particularly in terms of how much the New York SciCom community has grown! It's been quite a journey and the #NYCSciTweetUps received a bit of press recently from the International Business Times. I'm excited that the event has garnered this kind of press and I hope that it will continue to grow in 2012 and attract the diverse membership that it has.
That said, the #NYCSciTweetUp wouldn't be what it is without the support of some amazing people and programs here in New York City:
- Bora Zivkovic and Lou Woodley, who planted the seeds of the idea and who widely promote and support the TweetUps from afar.
- Virginia Hughes and Dan Vorhaus, who helped plan and administer the TweetUps in their early stages.
- The Story Collider and Science Online NYC (SoNYC), the "sister-type" science events here in New York City, that have always worked to endorse and encourage participation in the #NYCSciTweetUp.
- And, of course, there are the attendees who always make time in their schedule to attend and try to bring new faces to the group.
I hope that we can continue to develop this event in the spirit of collaboration in which it was born, and I hope to see it grow beyond the New York community—as it has already begun to do in Washington DC thanks to the efforts of Allie Wilkinson and Lou Woodley.
Our next #NYCSciTweetUp (and last for year) will be on Dec. 1 at 6:30 pm at the Peculier Pub. Details have been posted on the Facebook page (as they always are). And as per the norm, for more information, you can always:
- Read “What Is: #NYCSciTweetUp”
- Follow the #NYCSciTweetUp hashtag on Twitter
- Join the Facebook group
- Add yourself to the #NYCSciTweetUp Facebook invite