Yesterday's Shopify meetup in Montreal was great fun, and I think it was a pretty successful meetup, bringing together developers who build on the Shopify platform, shopowners and some of us Shopifolks who drove down to catch the event: CTO Cody Fauser, Developer Advocate Edward Ocampo-Gooding, and Yours Truly (Joey deVilla, Platform Evangelist).
I'd like to thank Dave "@hunkybill" Lazar (the guy in the middle in the photo above) and Mitch "@meeech" Amihod (on the right in the photo above) for putting together this event at Montreal's Irish Embassy pub. Events like this are great for Shopify's users as well as the developers and designers who build on the Shopify platform; they're also good for us, because they give us a chance to get to meet up with our customers and partners face-to-face and better meet their needs.
As the evening went on, we switched venues to Montreal's legendary brewpub, Dieu de Ciel, where we continued with engaging conversations (and okay, maybe a little beer) well into the night.
Mitch and Dave seemed happy with the way this meetup went, and it's likely that there will be more. I'm working on getting similar events happening in others places -- watch this space!