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July #BATHH wrapup – follow new friends & see pictures

27 July 2010 | austin social media events,social-media | 9 Comments July #BATHH wrapup – follow new friends & see pictures

What is #BATHH?

#BATHH is an acronym for “Big Ass Twitter Happy Hour” (yes, cuss word included, we’re in the South, yous guys!) held monthly in Austin and free for all to attend. There are no sponsors and no one trying to sell you anything, just a room full of people that want to get offline and put faces to names of people they’ve met online.

Follow all attendees with one click:

If you attended this month or simply want to connect with other people in Austin on Twitter, simply CLICK HERE to follow everyone that went to the July #BATHH! We do this because some people are bad with names or maybe the mojitos were extra good last week.

Sidenote: if you attended and your name is not on the list, there is a very good chance that I couldn’t read the writing at the check in table, so let us know in comments and we’ll add you!

Want pictures from July’s event?

We were delighted to have the very talented @MitchAhrens as our volunteer roving photographer this month and he’s put up his first batch of shots from last week (despite power outages from the storm), click here to see what’s up so far! If you like what he’s done, please consider hiring him for your next party, event, or if you don’t have any of those, just send dolla bills, y’all! 😉

When is the next #BATHH?

For those of you that are calendar obsessed like me, mark your calendars for August 19th at Union Park next to Katz’ Deli. We’ll be releasing the invitation this weekend or early next week, so stay tuned!

Looking for your thoughts

If you want to be quoted in an upcoming article about #BATHH, please email austinlabs@gmail.com or leave your thoughts in comments. Tell us why you like #BATHH, or tell us about your first one, or even tell us what volunteering at check in has done for you- anything good or bad (bad? how could that be?!) is welcomed.

And, as always, if you have any ideas on how to improve this free, organic event, we’re always looking for cool ideas, give us a shout!

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8 Comments for this entry

  • Lori Luza
    July 27th, 2010 on 6:43 pm

    Hold the #BATHH on a day without rain…just once in a while. : tee heee, it is kinda cute that it rains for so many of the #BATHH events.

    Seriously, I’d like to know the date just “this much” further in advance if that’s possible in the agreement you have with the venue. I’m sad to have missed so many since SXSW. :(

  • Lani Rosales
    July 27th, 2010 on 7:03 pm

    Lori, the upcoming dates are August 19th and September 16th– yay!

  • Drew Carls
    July 28th, 2010 on 10:17 am

    Thanks, guys, for the list, the photos and the date for the next #BATHH.

    I was wondering (and now out-loud) if maybe there was an easier way to find folks you’d like to connect with? I guess beyond the pre-arrangements and during event tweets. I really like to give my full attention to folks and feel rude always checking my phone. Maybe a speed networking kinda thing some people can opt into? I love the nametags and the Twitter wall but seem to be missing a few folks each time. What do you guys think?

    BTW — I still looove ’em the way they are.

  • Tommy Landry
    July 28th, 2010 on 1:26 pm

    Hi Lani,

    Great event as usual in July. Any chance this might be able to move to a different week than ASMC in the coming months? With two small kiddos, I can only do one in a calendar week, but I’d love to do both each month.

    Thanks for making these happen,

  • Lani Rosales
    July 28th, 2010 on 2:59 pm

    Drew, it’s kind of tough when the crowd is so huge, it used to be 20 of us at a picnic table but over the years it’s grown. So if we started a speed networking thing from 6 to 7 would you (and others) participate? Ask some of your Twitter buddies if they want it too and have them comment here. If a few folks want it, I’m happy to make that happen!!!! Killer idea!

  • Lani Rosales
    July 28th, 2010 on 3:00 pm

    Tommy, unfortunately for the rest of 2010, it’s booked for the third Thursday. As this technology and social space grows, it’s going to conflict with more things (last week, four events were held on the same night as #BATHH). But for 2011 we’ll consider moving it and take that into account because I agree, twice in a week can be tough.

  • BigMikeInAustin
    July 28th, 2010 on 6:21 pm

    @Drew You could always volunteer to work the door :) Great way to meet lots of people.
    And by the way, at twitter events, it’s expected you check your phone. If I’m talking to someone and they never check their phone, I think, “Wow, they need more twitter friends.” Ha ha. Really, with the twitter crowd, especially after you’ve gotten the hang of it, that really doesn’t seem like a faux-pas. Many times, when I, or someone else is doing that, we usually act like a liaison between the group and the other twitter people not there. An example would be if in the middle of typing this, I say “Hey Drew, @xxxx says they like your new twitter avater.” Then you and I keep going on with the conversation. And as you can see, I might do it too much since I started this with “@Drew” instead of “Drew,”. Oh well. Enough rambling.

  • Drew Carls
    July 28th, 2010 on 8:49 pm

    @Laniar — shootin’ out a poll. See if anyone shares the same thoughts.

    BUT …

    @bigmikeinaustin’s perspective maybe changes my thought processes or the dynamics of a tweetup. but, maybe twitter newbies should go through a bootcamp/training or a how-to. i didnt know?! and, working the door is always a great idea. maybe i’ll make a door host debut in september.

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