Bugs & Brews is a NYC community for creative people to meet up to work on their pet projects. The goal is to give this community the space to focus on what matters to them and everyone must share what they build each night.
Bugs & Brews started as an accountability tool with Prakhar and Nick to keep each other responsible for progress for personal projects and goals. In 2020, Nick and I decided to make it a proper meetup and started inviting friends. It's grown since then and is definitely still a community in progress. We are excited as hell to see where it goes.
What tech could we have for a meetup? Well, we wanted to provided an personalized experience for each new member so we made a hotline that people could text to be added to the group. The hotline was made with a Twilio app that forwards the message to both of us so either of us can respond to them. We also made a website to go with it (shoutout to the <marquee> tag).