I originally posted this on the SOBA mailing list but thought I'd add it here as well.
I'm organising an initial Auckland-area SOBA get-together - Saturday 12th April,
2pm, Galbraiths. I know it's a little way off, but there's Easter coming up and I wanted to give people chance to organise their diaries.
The primary purpose of the meeting is to decide on location, frequency, dates/times and format of any future meetings.
I'm not necessarily saying I'll be responsible for organising the future meetings but I'm happy to at least organise the first one and we'll see where we go from there.
Note that I envisage these meetings as complementary to (rather than in competition with) the Beer Club meetings. I see the Beer Club as principally social, whereas the SOBA meetings would be more campaigning/serious (though in a fun way).
So stick the date in your diary and let me know if you plan to be there.