One of those folks was Dave Delaney (@davedelaney on Twitter). Soon after, I discovered Dave had organized what he referred to as a Geek Breakfast group on Facebook. He describes the group as, “A casual monthly meet-up over coffee and breakfast to discuss new media, podcasting, blogging, programming, open source, social networks and more.” I quickly joined. Later, I discovered a group had also been created for Hendersonville (a community north of Nashville) by Bill Seaver (@billseaver on Twitter).
I soon realized though that, while joining these Facebook groups would no doubt bring into my life many new and exciting friendships, the proximately of my home and work to both of these areas would make it difficult to make one of the monthly gatherings any time soon.
I proceded to check the Geek Breakfast headquarters and saw that, while there was a Murfreesboro group in addition to Nashville and Hendersonville, there wasn’t a south of Nashville, Franklin/Spring Hill group of any kind. If you know the Franklin and Spring Hill, Tennessee areas at all, you know that over the last 10 years Spring Hill and the Franklin area of Cool Springs have grown significantly.
It just didn’t seem right for there not to be a Franklin – Spring Hill Geek Breakfast Group. So, I did what anyone else would’ve done in my situation. I formed my own. Honestly, I did it without giving much thought to preparation and planning, the investment of time, recruiting people, any of that. I just did it.
So, now, here I sit eagerly anticipating the development of this new group. As soon as I can secure a location and date, I’ll pass the info along both on Facebook and here on my blog under the Geek Breakfast tab.
I hope if you live or work near this sprawling area of middle Tennessee you’ll consider joining us. And, if you have any suggestions on how to make it better, don’t hesitate to let me know.
UPDATE: You can also check out the new Franklin, TN Geek Breakfast site to keep up-to-date on all that’s happening.