Registration and Attendance Stats
Steemit Grand Meet and Greet held on August 5 at Rehab Distillery Gastrobar in Mandaluyong initially had 17 pre-registrants that helped pay the initial downpayment to lockdown the venue.
A few people had contacted on my facebook page which ramped the number up to 23 a day before the event.
Early birds arrived as early as 4:30 PM and were welcomed by @tjpezlo, @raynarojas, Bowie and Darlin (recruits by @immarojas) at the Registration Booth.
Here’s the fasttrack video of the preparations:
Program Proper Highlights
A quick summary of the things we covered during our meet and greet – we had our opening remarks by @sasha.shade where he also discussed best practices when posting on Steemit. Next, Deveerei talked about how he earns as a graphic artist on Steemit, inspiring artists to join. I then talked about being new to blogging on steemit and how different it is from earning per click/impression as a blogger followed up by @sasha.shade on how to open and rules for opening a steemit account. Then @surpassing google gave our newbie steemians inspiring words on how steemit changes people’s lives, as he blogged about in his most recent post. We had a short break for dinner then @jeanelleybee talked about turning your STEEM into Philippine Peso, giving us a bit of background on STEEM, STEEM Power and SBD which then led to a full discussion on cryptocurrency with the rest of the seasoned steamians.
Highlights of the event and chosen photos by our official photographer and videographer:
Prizes and Giveaways
Prizes that were given away included @teamphilippines 5 STEEM for Chat Reputation contest in PAL Discord. Also those who arrived BEFORE 5 PM received 5 Beyondbits as part of our Early Bird Prize. We had a facebook marketing contest where the post with the most number of likes win 20 Beyondbits and the winner is — @grazz!!! You totally deserve it. 🙂 Our post got 2300++ views in total and 35 shares!
Watch the video to see the reactions and suspense when the winners were revealed!
Thanks and Call to Action
I’d like to say a special thanks to our speakers and organizers who helped the newbies and soon to be steemians with their questions:
@deveerei, @cloh76, @surpassinggoogle, @tjpezlo, @luvabi, @grazz, @jeanelleybee (in place of @dreamiely who was sick) and @sasha.shade
Also a big thanks to our Registration lead and emcee – @grazz !!!
Thanks to @tjpezlo and @immarojas’ nieces/nephew (Bowie, Darlin, @raynarojas) who manned the Registration booth and welcomed everyone to the event.
Thanks to @deveerei and @haleyaerith for printing out shirts for our fellow Steemians.
Thanks to our official photographer @wilbejel and also @olivercuico for being ready with their camera to take photos. Thanks to Enrico for taking videos of our animated discussion.
Maraming Salamat to those who attended and mingled with everyone!
@monkeypattycake, @jazzybells, @craftech, @haneun, @antonette, @blessednami, @chinito, @jazzybells, @decsterity, @dearjyoce
Some people did not go but paid like @shellany, @immarojas, @callmeelle and @monkeypattycake’s bf which gave us a little bit of legroom to buy additional orders of chicken, nachos and beer for everyone!
Please give these guys a warm welcome – @cacojuangco and @nobleman. They just opened their accounts.
Meanwhile these guys planned to contact me on my facebook page for assistance on creating their accounts:
And of course thanks to those who donated beyondbits, SBD and steem to help fund all the registration materials, logistics, printouts, balloons, tarpaulin, additional food, and a little bit of booze for everyone.
@officialfuzzy @darthnava @shellany @immarojas
It was so much fun planning this meetup/ mini steemfest for you guys, I look forward to us, growing in number while building each other up!
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