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Bring "Building Basecamp" to Boston


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This is a wonderful idea! Guys, if you do it, it will be great:) 8 years ago

rajivpossible locations

how about mit’s endicott house or harvard hillel ? the latter has plenty of windows, a great courtyard for breaks (but not in the winter!), and an interesting building. i can help with both locations. 9 years ago

friedsterAll we need is a venue

We’d love to come to Boston. We just need a venue that can hold 40-50 people and isn’t sterile like a hotel room. Please post your ideas. Thanks. 9 years ago

kellanno Improv Boston

asked my friend in the local theatre/improv scene about the Improv Boston space:

ImprovBoston is ill-suited for this. Never mind the no windows—there’s the subpar bathrooms. Also no screen. Proximity to the 1369 and Christina’s Ice Cream only buys you so much. :) 10 years ago

Rod BegbieImprovBoston

The ImprovBoston theatre in Cambridge might be good for something like this. Holds about 50 people comfortably. Not sure if they rent it out for non-improv purposes, though.

Or MIT’s an open campus—I’m sure we could just nab a lecture room when no-one’s looking :) 10 years ago

friedsterWe'd love to!

We’d love to head out to the east coast and Boston is a distinct possibility. It’s all about lining up the proper venue. We need a cool space (read: not a bland hotel meeting room) for 40-50 people. If anyone has any specific ideas, please feel free to post them here. Thanks. 10 years ago

kellanBoston Brigade for the Bringing of "Building Basecamp"

I’d like to attend “Building Basecamp”, I’m sure there are others in Boston who would as well, and the alliterative nature of this goal was irresistible.

Possible routes are to get a company to sponsor it (hard to crash)


Get a price quote and figure out how many people makes that feasible. 10 years ago

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