Observable Virtual Community Meetup This Thursday 4/30 - 10am Pt

Hi everyone!

Join us for Observable for the next Community Meetup!

When: April 30th, 2020 - Thursday 10am-11am PT
Where: Details sent via email after registration)

Talks from community members and demos!

10:00am - 10:30am Observable for Life ~ Anjana Vakil & Vladimir Agafonkin

10:30am - 11:00am Building the COVID Tracking Project ~ Toph Tucker & Jeremia Kimelman

See Speaker bios and register at: https://observablehq.com/@observablehq/meetup

:speaking_head: If you’re interested in giving a quick 5-10 minute talk, please email us.


the virtual area :slight_smile:

Ha! Good catch.

Out of curiosity: Why an RSVP for a virtual meetup? To meet the zoom limit for participants?

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RSVPs for a virtual meetup, similar to an offline meetup are for various reasons. Example

  1. Track our own metrics:(interest from the community, how many sign-up vs how many attend
  2. Not all of the reasons but yes be aware of our zoom or other platform we may use number of participants
  3. Part of staying connected with the community and users through RSVPs.

Hope this helps.

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I’ve RSVPed twice now but neither confirmation has details on how to actually connect?


Hi @aaronkyle apologies for the confusion. We had to confirm some details on our end. Here’s the link to join tomorrow:

We also updated our event page. https://observablehq.com/@observablehq/meetup

Thanks and chat tomorrow!

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@waynesutton thanks for directing the meetup! What are your thoughts on having some kind of “lounge” afterwards, so that discussions can continue for a bit?

Also, is anyone else interested in seeing who’s participating in a virtual meetup?


Hi @mootari thanks for the feedback and joining the meetup.

Yes,I love the thought. I should have kept the meetup open for a while longer so everyone in the chat could “chat”. Sorry about that.

We’re exploring more ways for the community to connect in future events.



Thanks for hosting, @waynesutton! I was in the midst of typing a thank you to you and others when the chat room closed :wink:

Hi @aaronkyle welcome and great feedback. Noted! We’ll most definitely create opportunities for everyone to chat more in future virtual meetups.

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Hi, FYI the meetup videos from our April are now available on our Youtube Channel

Observable for Life: Q&A with Vladimir Agafonkin

Building the COVID Tracking Project with Observable: Q&A with Jeremia Kimelman

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