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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

San Francisco, June 25th...

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So, mark your calendars!

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lizzy_Engl

Oh, I wish I could be there, but I live in Australia.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JessePaedia
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Same XD.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mathso2
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Same! Not only that, but in the state that's likely to have the least Duolingo users of them all...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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@Mathso2, San Francisco? We picked San Fran because some of us knew someone there and we are planning to stop by and see them. We figured, why not have a meet up while we were in town. So, that's how the idea came about for this one. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mathso2
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Oh, I wasn't critiquing your choice of meetup location, just the state I live in is the least populous state in Australia. Sorry for the confusion!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Ah, ok. I wanted to say, eep! It was not intentional to pick out a location that would leave out many people. :(

Also, we actually have one person confirmed attending from Australia. There have been meetups on different continents. Some have been staff organized, some just organized by general Duolingoers. Maybe you can help organize one some day. You never know with 170 million users how many in your town might be learning... :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mathso2
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Yes, and I'm not saying I'm offended by your choice to have a meetup where I'm not - I'm just expressing solidarity with the other geographically isolated people here. I'm really sorry again for the confusion I might have made, and I hope you enjoy your meetup :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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(((empathy))) This will be my first meet up. I don't drive and so I felt it was impossible that I would ever make it to one, whether 1,000 miles away or even just 50. It might as well have all been on another planet. I hope you get to go to one.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SantaLuciaKatie
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Oh man, so do I, only I live in Russia! ;-(

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageLover.

A Duolingo meetup?!?! How fun! Will there be pictures for those of us who can't make it?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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We are still working on the details.

There have been photo opportunities from at least a few of the other meetups, so, possibly. And, the folks who show up can bring their cameras and ask people to take pictures of them. However, if anyone plans to take pictures, please obtain permission from folks before taking anyone's picture for the sake of safety and privacy. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageLover.

Yes, totally agree, I won't be able to come, so that's why I am wondering.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/idkhbtfm
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I'm relatively new to Duolingo, have there been many meet-ups in the past, and are they usually in the US and will there be one possible near NY in the future? (Sorry about all the questions!)

1 year ago

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They have happened in different countries around the world, and different US states. Either there was on in New York in the past, or folks talked about it.

Anyhow, I currently have no experience attending a meet up. While this will be my second one. My first will only be days ahead of it. (I'm going to a mod summit that will be my first. I'll be heading from that one towards the San Fran one.)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/idkhbtfm
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Sounds cool! I hope you have fun!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DuoFlash
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Yippe!!!! I've been waiting for this for a long time, and since it's right here in my neighboorhood, I'll definitely come!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_Help

Can there be a live thing? I wanna go, but I don't know if I can.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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A live thing? I don't understand.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/savionsample

I'm guessing they're asking if it can be live streamed or something.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Ah, ok. No, it won't be live streamed. I prefer not to be on video or have my picture taken (outside of by close friends), for safety reasons. Other people might have the same concern. This isn't the first meetup, however. And, it won't be the last. There will be future opportunities to attend. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_Help

Okay, thank you ^-^

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MasterZsword

Ah, how I would love to go, but can't... It seems interesting and hopefully I can attend to a meet-up in the future. It would be cool to meet Duolingo users in real life and talk about... Whatever is talked about at these meetings!

1 year ago

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When it hits you that you live on the edge of the world and you wonder why there's even a city of 200k here...

On a more serious note, I hope you all in San Fran have a great time meeting some people sharing the common amazing interest of Duolingo :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/apgdl
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Cool! Just 10000 km away from where I live!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skelkingur
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Do you have a meetup.com link for this somewhere? It's easy to miss this in the forum so I'd like to keep track of it somehow.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I just tried to create one. But, after filling out information, it wanted me to sign up for a subscription plan before I could continue. :(

1 year ago