The Meetups category serves the many and varied groups which exist within Birmingham.
Tech (short for <em>technology</em>) can mean almost anything. From the processes involved in sealing a tin of beans, to building a super computer that can beat world champions at chess, it covers it all.
This is the place where members can show off their recently completed projects, or find other people to work on projects with. If you've just launched the best thing since sliced bread (or have the plans to do so), and want to share it with the world, this is the place to do it.
Birmingham is an active city with lots going on. If you have an event within the area that you wish to promote, this is the category for you.
Coders are a special breed of people - much like Neo in the Matrix, they see the world in a very different way to everyone else - and this category is for them.
Meta means discussion <em>of the discussion itself</em> instead of the actual topic of the discussion.
Maker & Electronics
Do you like to tinker and build things with your own hands?<br>Do you know the difference between an NPN transistor and a PNP one?<br>Do you understand why a Raspberry Pi neither tastes good nor is particularly round?
Business & Entrepreneurial
Business is a large part of the tech scene in Birmingham, but remember: "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." (Colin Powell).
You can't be all business all the time, and no one would want you to be, so the Lounge is the place you can come and talk about whatever is on your mind (within reason).
This category exists to bring employees and employers together. If you're looking for a member of staff, or a job seeker hoping to get the attention of employers, this is the place to do it.
Help & Support
Are you having problems with some aspect of a project and would like another pair of eyes on it, this is where that can happen.
If you're new to the forum and would like to introduce yourself, then you've come to the right place. Simply create a new topic, choose a witty subject, type in some words which accurately describe yourself, then submit the post, and wait for the love to pour in.
UX & Design
Design is an important part of the tech industry, as it is often responsible for the way in which users interact with tools.
This category will feature posts from the <a href="http://ft.birmingham.io/">Formatted Transput Blog</a> to provide it with commenting functionality.