Meet other CS members (and their assorted friends, flatmates, etc).
Local hosts catching up and meeting people from outside work/hobbies.
Travellers coming through who want an evening away from dorm rooms/couches
People new to the city
Sometimes we have 10-12 people, and sometime 60+
We're at the Bristol (see map on this page) as it is central, large, and for those who wish to consume a beverage while chatting, it has $5 beer/wine on Wednesdays (that is CHEAP for Wellington), and free pool tables.
Anyone is welcome to meet up earlier. Arrange on the forum if you want to do something earlier.
Feel free to arrange things on other days, too.
We are usually in the upstairs side-room with blue couches, but be sure to look for us and the sign in case random other people have got to the couches before us (or booked the room).
if you have difficulty finding us, try TXT/SMSing me (on 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays) on 021 1560833. Other weeks = other hosts, hopefully specificed on the weekly notices.
There's no set finish time - we are students, professionals, travelers and other people; every week we don't really know who will show up or when people will drift home (anything from 10pm to 3am, from experience)
(NB: there is an end time on the event listing only because the CS website insists that I put one, and I choose a late time so nobody feels they have to leave early, but there is no guarantee that we'll be there late.)
FROM 2014; I will only be attending 2 or 3 times a month (2nd Wednesday, 4th Wednesday and 5th if there is one). Also, still, usually I can only get there from 8.30.
So people on other weeks and arriving earlier will need to find each other. If you recognse each other then great, but new people (and sometimes old) sometimes have difficuly finding the group - especially if our usual room has been booked by other parties that night - , difficulty recognising people, or difficulty seeing the sign on the table (they seem to expect neon flashing lights and a banner on the ceiling...). So on weeks/hours that I'm not there; it would be great of someone stepped forward a day or three in advance to state that they WOULD be there at 7.30, with a sign, and with a phone number* posted on the net so people can find them and congragate. Otherwise, some can't find the group and missout.
Aukland actualy have a schedue of organisers/Wednesday hosts...but we don't seem able to manage that.
* phone numbers can be written as e.g., 12three456seven and 8 (instead of 12345678), to prevent 99% of spammers, tc.