Cafe Bedouins

This past Tuesday I attended my first Cafe Bedouins meeting, which usually takes place at a coffeeshop, but this one was at Cospace. Cafe Bedouins is basically an open weekly space for tech people to work on their side projects... it's supposed to provide a kind of regular space for projects that otherwise might never get those spare hours they need. It was also my first time going to any web/tech social event, at all.

Having freelanced for several years now, and having friends who are mostly not tech people, an event like this was a really refreshing experience for me. Going to Cafe Bedouins, I was surrounded by a bunch of people with whom I could talk about web application frameworks, the latest is database server trends, and whatever else the big geek in me thinks about for several hours every day; something I needed more than I realized, perhaps.

So, this is to say, I'm going to be doing more of this! If any of you readers have other Austin tech meetups you know about, please let me know. It's time for Coffeeshopped to get more social. And, if you haven't been to Cafe Bedouins yet, and you have any ideas or side projects and could use a good community to motivate you, or just to shoot the shit with, you should check out their website, and come meet up some Tuesday. It's a good group of folks.



Damon Clinkscales's picture

thanks for the writeup and for joining us.... hope to see you again soon. In terms of groups, I run Austin on Rails and Refresh Austin is popular for web. Bootstrap Austin is a popular group (and collection of subgroups) for entrepreneurs. Ash Maurya's Lean Startup Circle on is also promising for entrepreneurs interested in the practice of lean startup principles.

Chadwick Wood's picture

Hey Damon, sure thing! I did recently check out Refresh Austin, and I expect I'll be there again in the future. The next Austin on Rails meeting is on my calendar... I'll probably be there :) Thanks for the info on the other groups, too.

Raj's picture

Hello Damon:

Are you still attending this? Is it still going on? I tried to access the site, but it is erroring. Will try it again next week.