Tips and ideas for running meet ups
Good to have a drop in help session for an hour before the meet up starts, e.g. if your meet up is in the evening, between 6 and 8pm, have the drop in between 5 and 6.
Have an annoucements section. Have this at the beginning, middle and end, to give people ample opportunity to say things.
Have a notice board where people can post stickies in case they aren't into shouting to everyone - put this up at the beginning of the evening and announce it.
Records of meet ups
Feel free to blog about your meet up and / or make a child page here to record what happened / any outcomes / follow ups.