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Jumpstarting a Design Community

I’ve been thinking a lot about community lately. I’m privileged to live in a part of the world which, though it isn’t a major tech hub, still has a robust community of designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs. (You may already know this. I’ve written about it previously ad nauseum.) The Hudson Valley Tech Meetup has almost 900 members; its meetups draw big names (the last event was keynoted by Dennis Crowley, founder of Foursquare); it’s given rise to a spinoff meetup aimed primarily at software engineers; and it’s already held a conference that drew attendees from around the world.

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