The first Wales steem meetup.
And people came !
I was really unsure before the event.
Would people turn up? Would they find it useful? Would anyone want another?
Much to my delight the answer was yes to all of these.
When I started planning this meetup there were just 15 active steemians in Wales.
They are spread across the whole of Wales so we chose Lampeter as a central location for the meetup. Even then it was more than a 3 hour drive for the furthest members north and south of the meetup venue.
We still managed a good spread of attending steem members.
There were also two students from the local university who had read my article about the steem meetup in a local community newspaper. They were very keen and look like they will be signing up very shortly.
There was no formal structure for the meeting. But there was some great discussion, people got to know each, and exciting ideas and plans for the future came thick and fast.
We shared out the T-shirts and digital prints kindly sent by @papa-pepper - and everyone was extremely happy and grateful to receive them.
Since we started planning this meetup, the number of active steemians in Wales has increased to well over 50.
So for the next meetup we will almost certainly split geographically - hopefully to north, south and mid/west. That will cut down the travel time considerably and hopefully encourage even more steemians to come along.
Thank you to everyone who came to the meetup. Thank you to @papa-pepper for the T-shirts and prints. Thank you to @cryptocariad, @jen0revision and @tinygalaxy for making the posters for the meetup. And thank you to Cath for the delicious cakes !
Check out these posts from other people who came to meetup for more photographs :
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[ flag image from pixabay - Creative Commons CC0 // photographs by @pennsif ]