I've been hosting these events about every 6 weeks.
They were born out of wanting to connect with other people who "got me" who understood this community work...plus, I watched how a friend gathered friends from Twitter pretty easily, and thought, I could do this too. A little bit of structure, name tags, and great people go a long way.
Check out this tweet for more on the evolution of these.
Excited to keep you in the loop!