Save the Cards: The Gamification of Meetups

by bxrtley

I went to a Silicon Harlem meetup yesterday. This tech initiative is changing the landscape of a Black neighborhood deemed unsafe. You can argue gentrification is the real culprit of a safer Harlem, but that’s another post. Last night, I noticed people treating this meetup like a baseball trading card convention. Superficial partnerships for a transient transaction, then a firm handshake. Remember the Save the Whales campaign? Well, Save the Cards. Please. Attend with one specific goal. Discern who might align or even refine your values. And go deep with just three people. Then collect all the cards you want.

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