[Python Wpg] Winnipeg Python Users Group September meeting
stuart at swilliams.ca
Fri Oct 23 00:14:33 CEST 2009
My call for re-introductions resulted in 4 or 5 messages a month ago.
Anyone else out there have enough time now to re-introduce yourself,
let us know if you're interested in meetings, and if so what location
and time works?
So far we have 3 interested who prefer downtown during the day, 1
interested who has no preference, and 2 interested who prefer meeting
at the U of M.
I'm leaning towards having a meeting next week downtown and another
one in 3 or 4 weeks at the U of M, both during the noon hour.
On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 8:48 PM, Stuart Williams <stuart at swilliams.ca> wrote:
> Fall is here and it's time for the Winnipeg Python Users Group to
> start up again, but we won't meet tomorrow night, September 23rd. The
> organizers didn't get organized in time, we don't have a room or a
> presentation, and some of us aren't able to attend due to conflicts.
> However, I also think it's time to step back and reflect on the group.
> The catch 22 is it's hard to reflect when meeting attendance is
> fairly low.
> We have 53 members on the mailing list and I estimate that 20 to 30
> people have attended from 1 and 5 times in the past 3.5 years, but
> usual attendance rarely tops half a dozen.
> This is not necessarily a problem. The nature of and demand for local
> technical user groups has changed quite a bit in the last 15 years. I
> think having 53 people in Winnipeg who identify themselves as being
> somewhat interested in Python and who can be reached with relevant
> announcements that they would like to receive is a good thing.
> I suggest try answering the following questions, starting with an
> introduction or re-introduction of yourself and your interest in
> Are you interested in meetings? Is the time or location bad? Would a
> noon-hour meeting downtown work better? Do you want to hear
> presentations, work on projects, or something else?
> Here are my answers:
> I'm a Software Developer in the financial services industry. I use
> Python at work. I have taught Python to high school students, to
> university students, and to other software developers at PyCon. I'm
> one of the organizers of the Winnipeg Python Users Group.
> I enjoy the meetings and usually attend. The time and location are
> OK, although daytime downtown would be better for me. I enjoy hearing
> presentations on new topics, preparing presentations, and working on
> projects - no strong preference in any particular direction.
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