@soda if you're near the twin cities we got a few meetups that happen haphazardly, meetups generally, finding folks on the net that you dig then finding out they live near you is cool too.
@soda I keep in touch with people I met at work, ballet class, college, even-more-school-after-college... I guess the theme is activities I'd be doing anyway. In this age of remote work it might be harder to really know your coworkers; I make an effort to be connected, e.g. through gratuitous regular 1:1s even if we're not directly working together (which helps with the work itself too).
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko