If no one is interested in presenting for a technical meeting or if we have a special guest, we schedule a social meeting at some restaurant, pub, etc. Our social meetings usually involve some technical discussion. The main criteria we use for trying to pick a spot are:
- Quiet enough for people to socialize
- Ability to handle a group of 10-20 on a Thursday night
- Some kind of food
For a long while, our social meetings were consistently held at The Black Labrador. Lately, we have been branching out into other restaurants or pubs nearby.