Afterwards, I got to eat and drink at Han Dynasty with several of the attendees. It was a great way to make connections. Going to events and talking to people is helping me get over the Impostor Syndrome. I feel like I understand what everyone is talking about, and have no problems contributing to discussions in a meaningful way. hese discussions are also a great time to ask questions. I still feel a little bit like an outsider, as most everyone I talk to is currently working in web development and design, and I haven’t really found anyone is the same boat as myself.
The highlight of the evening was Kyle’s talk on Lissajous. During the break between talks, I pulled out my earbuds, and immediately started playing with the app. Being a musician, I was able to quickly create, change, and combine some simple loops, and I look forward to playing around the app further. I also feel like the next step in my journey would be to get involved with an open source project, and I think this will be an idea project in which to contribute.
I have left every meetup I’ve attended so far with new ideas, and a to-do list of things to try. This meetup was no exception. I look forward to the lightning talks/project night in November.