Tonight I went to the Chicago MongoDB Meetup group. I have used MongoDB, but not in production.
I met a few people who expressed interest in presenting at CJUG. Sometimes running a group feels like living paycheck to paycheck. It is rare that I have speakers lined up more that a month in advance.
Always be closing.
Anyway, I met a few more people who run small consulting firms here in Chicago. It seems like there is a startup scene developing in Chicago. On the other hand, maybe it’s been here for a while and I was not aware of it because I was at a huge corporation.