Our Remote Worker Meetups are a casual opportunity for remote workers to meet people, eat some lunch on us, and feel connected to community. Some of our regulars are Mill members, and many others are not. There’s no agenda, no speech, no selling—just good company. We’ve sat outside for many of them on our brick patio with the orange umbrellsas, and when it’s hot or rainy we move inside to the Event Hall.
We hold them on the third Wednesday each month at noon. Registration on Eventbrite helps us get a good lunch count (and you can tell us there if you’d like a vegetarian or gluten-free meal).
At our last meetup, we had software engineers, marketers, entrepreneurs, and creatives. We talked about Diannia’s “schoolies” (school busses converted to tiny mobile houses), Elise’s new role as the director of gBETA Bloomington/Columbus, Pablo’s plans to travel to El Salvador and how bitcoin is becoming a new official currency there, Brian’s second home in Hawaii (yes, we all want to be Brian’s new best friend), how Josh will visit all 50 states with his family by the end of next year, and what it takes to be a judge of barbecue contests, courtesy of a different Brian. Some folks who came work for big companies like Salesforce and Facebook, tech companies like Zapier, or their own startups and small businesses. All are welcome, and we hope to meet more folks at our next lunch on August 12.
The Mill started our Remote Worker Meetups as part of our new Bloomington Remote program to attract remote workers to Bloomington. That program is off to a GREAT start—we’ll tell you about that next week—and we wanted to make sure the awesome folks moving here can connect to our community fast. And while we’re at it, we also wanted to meet more of the fantastic people who already live here.