My partner Jen and her boyfriend have been logistical support, registering people, doing the data entry, setting up and taking down, and so on. None of us has any prior experience holding speed dating events.
Speed dating set up
Our first event attracted fifty people to a pizzeria in Berkeley.
The second event was attended by ninety people, and we completely stuffed the pizzeria, including their banquet room.
Luke wrote a computer program to do it, using a search algorithm to find solutions that generally gave people as many dates as possible.
Since we already had a computer matching program in the works, we could also put in criteria other than gender attraction.
Bisexuals make up a decent percentage of event attendance (20-50%, depending on event), and they are joined by a smattering of transgender, lesbian, and gay folks.