I attended the meetup and had a lot of conversations with the team and other participants.The meet up itself was sort of a test run, it was very informal, the venue was amazing and the people there were awesome (i am editing video footage that i made so you can get a sense of what it was like). We talked about the tech, philosophy, politics and life in general.
Here are some scoops, they are working to create a community logo for us to use without legal issues (i guess the name and logo are trademarked to be able to take down scam sites), they are working on a strategy that would benefit the community and the official marketing team so that there is a clear distinction as to what is official marketing and what is not.
There was representative of fitch (a rating agency) so i am assuming they will also be rating Cardano in the future.
I talked to Kentaro Yoshioka who works as a strategist for Emurgo and he told me they are looking to expand their operation to Dubai next month. They are actively working towards getting more development teams into acceleration programs. If you have an amazing idea for a dApp make sure you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
There is speculation that Choskinson will be there for the next meet-up! , which might be in 2 - 3 months.
There were free cardano shirts for attendees, I’m hoping for hoodies next time .