Austin Steemit Meetup Recap - Steem School, Crypto Class, and Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims(Donating liquid rewards for this post to the new Steemit Harvey Relief Fund!) And first Dtube Video!
We met at 7pm at Cenote's in Austin, TX last night and had food and drink while we discussed Steemit and Crypto! I had an incredible time with all the great people at the meetup!
It was so great to see friends I've made from the last meetup and even meet a Steemian I've been talking to since I began my Steemit journey a year ago, @instructor2121! And he told us that he plans to come to the monthly meetups from now on!
As expected we had a great mix of experienced Steemit users and people new to Steemit. Each speaker gave a presentation and then fielded questions to the point it became a conversation that I had to eventually break up so the next speaker could begin.
1. Signing in and Introductions
After signing in and introducing ourselves, some of us ordered food and drinks as we began to chat with each other.
2. @Xtrodinarypilot Succeeding on Steemit
@xtrodinarypilot gave a great talk with tips about how to do well on Steemit using things like Steemit.chat and Discord. He emphasized making genuine content and using the chat rooms for networking and getting more involved on Steemit.
I was having so much fun in the awesome group discussion didn't take hardly any photos. I was lucky to get these from @lindseylambz
3. @instructor2121 Steemit School
The instructor schooled us all about Steem, Steem Power, Steem Backed Dollars, and how Steemit.com and other apps like Steepshot, DTube, Zappl, and others are being built on top the Steem Blockchain.
At this point we seperated into 2 groups so @instructor2121, @xtrodinarypilot, and @lindseylambz could continue explaining in detail the answers to all of the new users questions about Steemit/Steem and @pushing.truth and I could talk about crypto in general to the people who were interested in our topics.
4. @post.apocalyptic Getting into Bitcoin
@post.apocalyptic made a great presentation about buying and storing bitcoin that was an excellent supplement to his post about it -
5. @richardcrill Crypto TradingClass
I basically explained in more detail my recent post about Fundamental and Technical analysis for Crypto Trading. In the photo I am explaing in detail how to trade with The Blade Runner Strategy as I was showing how to read price charts and change the settings for the indicators on Poloniex.com, 1Broker.com, and TradingView.com to benefit from the main indicators like simple and exponential moving averages, the MACD, and RSI Stochastis.
6. Free t-shirts!
I almost forgot to give away the free t-shirts so at this poin't I quickly gave them away picking meetup members randomly off of sign in sheet.
7. General discussion
We had such a great time chatting away. after the presentations, that we were at Cenote's until the closed.
Party continues at Brew & Brew
We kept the tradition alive of walking as a group to the Beer/Coffee Bar that Stays open later than Cenote so we could keep the conversations going.
Raising Steem for Hurricane Harvey Victims in Houston
A special thing happened last night at the meetup. Strong on our minds were the people we know in Houston that are having a hard time recovering from Hurricane Harvey.** When I picked up the T-shirts from the printer right before the meetup, I ended up having a long conversation with him about the devastation in Houston, as he is from there and just moved to Austin a couple months ago.
At the meetup I started talking to @xtrodinarypilot about it because he lives in Houston and has already been helping the efforts that are going on to help people in need. @bitcoinparadise actually reached out to me on discord to let me know that @thejohalfiles was interested in supporting an effort to help people in need of help to recover from the hurricane.
His post about Hurrican Harvey before the relief fund was set up: Donating to Hurrican Harvey Shelter Houston Needs
Today, @xtrodinarypilot has already set up the fund we talked about last night at the meetup. The steemit account to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims is @harveyrelieffund
My first DTube Video!
I've been waiting for over an hour for my vlog about the meetup and the relief fund to upload to DTube, so I decided to go ahead post the video with youtube
After crashing while trying to upload the vlog several times I decided to post it on youtube and put this little gem on DTube.