Was fun ...
haven't had a chance to talk to everyone .. there have been around 20 people or so .. I was quite impressed .. Back in Germany we are just a handful nerds at those meetups
I also got the impression that Austin has some very well connected enthusiasts that know alot about the technical details of blockchain tech .. worth looking around for new developers over there ..
Troglodactyl and another BitShares guy (not mentioning his name here) did a very very good job describing BitShares to those that have been interested in it.
Most "concerns" could be eliminated in our talks .... No one could come up with a real "issue" .. either in the economical part of BitShares nor with the consensus algorithm DPOS ..
For me it was very interesting to see that many enthusiasts with rather deep technical understanding and an open mind towards BitShares ..
TL;DR; was fun!
I am still in Austin an try to join the other meetup on tuesday ..
Figure that out: austin has 4 meetups .. EVERY WEEK!