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Pics from the August Big Ass Social Happy Hour event

(BUSINESS) The Big Ass Social Happy Hour networking event in Austin was designed for people who can’t stand networking events. Join us!

Wrapping up another successful month

We recently wrapped up another successful BASHH (Big Ass Social Happy Hour) networking event in Austin. It’s an event built for people like us that hate networking events and smarmy egotistical idiots.

This month, we were at Hangar Lounge in downtown Austin which we adore for their beautiful vintage aeronautical theme and extremely professional and kind staff.

We filled the first floor within the first 30 minutes, then people got curious and wandered to the second floor lounge which overlooks the first floor. They were surprised by two twin teens with easels, crafting portraits of attendees by hand. Their art was easily the most fun part of the event (and their art became many of our profile pictures).

It started to drizzle for a minute, but it was uncharacteristically cool on the rooftop deck, so people disregarded the weather and happily chatted about life, guacamole, work, dogs, hiking, and whatever comes naturally to people that aren’t there to cram business cards down your throat before rushing to their next victim.

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Below is an artistic depiction of what a BASHH event is like. @AggressiveZen was stealthily shooting all of us all night, and the way she portrayed the night is perfect – gritty but energetic, fun yet productive.

If you’re in Austin or visiting, don’t miss the next event!

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Peeking from the second floor overlook down to the first. #royalty

Peeking from the second floor overlook down to the first. #royalty

Signing in is always fast and easy peasy!

Signing in is always fast and easy peasy!

Kickin' back, enjoying a cold one after work.

Kickin’ back, enjoying a cold one after work.

Nice lil' fisheye effect here!

Nice lil’ fisheye effect here!

This is what it feels like to be at a #BASHH.

This is what it feels like to be at a #BASHH.

Getting a little more crowded, but we had three floors to spread out on!

Getting a little more crowded, but we had three floors to spread out on!

Frands!

Frands!

Chatting about very important things. Maybe cats or coding, we didn't ask.

Chatting about very important things. Maybe cats or coding, we didn’t ask.

Happy happy!

Happy happy!

Cool shot of the first floor at Hangar Lounge.

Cool shot of the first floor at Hangar Lounge.

Kevin Newsum introduced us all to The New York Code + Design Academy opening up in Austin soon.

Kevin Newsum introduced us all to The New York Code + Design Academy opening up in Austin soon.

The second floor lounge was great for those of us that don't like standing.

The second floor lounge was great for those of us that don’t like standing.

Very Austin.

Very Austin.

No one let the drizzle stop them from going to the third floor rooftop bar!

No one let the drizzle stop them from going to the third floor rooftop bar!

More people streaming in - startup folks, writers, execs, foodies, all in one place.

More people streaming in – startup folks, writers, execs, foodies, all in one place.

It's early, the venue is starting to feel alive!

It’s early, the venue is starting to feel alive!

Tremendously skilled twins drawing attendees' portraits - the highlight of the night!

Tremendously skilled twins drawing attendees’ portraits – the highlight of the night!

Kim is the twins' mom (and agent) - email her at indigobeywellness@gmail.com if you want them at your next event!

Kim is the twins’ mom (and agent) – email her at indigobeywellness@gmail.com if you want them at your next event!

We offer four stickers as ice breakers on name badges. This is always the most popular.

We offer four stickers as ice breakers on name badges. This is always the most popular.

Knock, knock. Who's there? Double. Double who? W.

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Double. Double who? W.

Happy times volunteering at the sign in table!

Happy times volunteering at the sign in table!

Awkward.

Awkward.

She's not the hero that Austin deserves, she's the hero that Austin needs.

She’s not the hero that Austin deserves, she’s the hero that Austin needs.

#BASHH

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

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