The New York Tech Meetup is electing a new organizer, given that Scott Heiferman is stepping down. I have a soft spot for the NYTM, it was about 2 years ago when I went to my first one and met Sanford. For me it has been the focal point of the New York Tech community. After the meeting moved to IAC I pretty much stopped going, you had to reserve ahead of time, the event often sold out, and once you got to IAC there was very little time to mingle in the new venue.
Rich Hecker dropped out tonight. That’s too bad, he would have done a good job. I could see him leading the event very much in the mold of Scott, short tempered, funny, although much more transparent. He does a great job with his bootstrapper events, through which I met Scott Kaylie.
Sanford is running to be the next organizer, and I hope he wins. I sent emails to a bunch of my friends in the tech community up here tonight about Sanford running, and I realized that Sanford had introduced me to most of those people. Thats what he does, make connections. He understands and is excited by tech, even tech that won’t necesarrily have an exit strategy but is just cool.
You can vote for the next organizer here.
Hopefully this post was coherent, I’m about ready for bed.