Hackathons, open government discussions, creating ArcGIS for local government are all events that seem to be using a particular technological tool in order to convene people – meetups! Meetup.com is a social networking website that makes possible offline group meetings. Users can enter in their zip code to find meetups close to their location. Usually, these meetups are arranged around a particular topic, event, or interest. In 2004, they were used to organize people for Howard Dean’s presidential campaign and now is a primary way of organizing for the tea party.