Heya! I am Paige and I am a Logistics Specialist here at MLH. I am a huge fan of clubs/teams/leagues/group activities! I would love to hear what kinds of organized gatherings you are all involved in outside of hackathons.
When I moved to NYC a few years ago it felt pretty isolating and I was finding it difficult to find a steady group of friends. I have always loved playing pool so I decided to join a league that plays weekly in Brooklyn! I was randomly placed on a team that had 1 open spot left aaaand jump to 3 years later, these people are all of my best friends! A lot of us live together now and we still play league every Tuesday night.
Our team was never very serious about winning and it was more about hanging out together and all participating in an activity we love. By some stroke of luck, we ended up winning 1st place in the league last summer! We got large a plaque to hang on the wall of our home bar (RIP The Abbey- it recently closed down only to be rebuilt as luxury condos…but that’s not what this story is about!)
In a turn of events, we are now in dead last place this season, but we will forever have a trophy to commemorate our Summer of Pool <3
I am excited to hear about any and all gatherings you find joy in- whether it be volunteering, a foreign language club, soccer league, Dungeons and Dragons, etc!