Earlier this month I founded my first meetup group, the Haverhill Hackers! Coming up tomorrow we’ll have our first official meetup at the Essex Innovation Lab.

##Why start a “hacking” meetup in Haverhill?

Well, for starters, I’m lazy! I don’t really feel like making my way into Boston to attend meetups. I know I’m not alone either(and the now 41 members who have joined show this). Additionally, I live and work in this area and it’s going to be a wonderful opportunity to get to know other developers.

##Why start your own meetup? As a mostly solo developer, I find myself hitting road blocks in my work that I know I could easily hash out talking to a fellow developer. Starting this meetup just increased the amount of developers I can bounce ideas and problems off of.

I am far from a public speaker or a great leader, I’m taking this as an opportunity to get better in that realm. Communication is key as remote worker!

###Sound interesting?

If you’re in the area, feel free to join the Haverhill Hackers. If you’re not, you can still get in touch with me to chat. You can find me on twitter or email me!