Vote for FB + PP groups
Lauren from Honolulu here. It was really nice meeting and talking with a number of you at the conference. And I know there were tons of great people I didn’t get the chance to meet.
While I completely hear and agree the concerns about FB, a bunch of us are already on it/have accepted the Faustian bargain for now. And it is a convenient place to host groups with a good interface so I believe for those of us on FB, there would be a lot of value in an FB group. Especially since some people here probably check FB quite regularly. Those of us on it might as well take advantage of its perks, no? That said, I think keeping a group here makes sense as well.
I’m fine with having my email, name and city on a Google doc. In addition, I think it would be worthwhile to include a section where you mention your interests related to the site (monetary policy is one for me, for example) and maybe what you do for work or what you do for your passion project or something like that which could give us a better idea of if we have common interests we could connect on.