[BangPypers] Connecting developers and companies
sriramnrn at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 04:52:31 CEST 2015
I'm an employee from one of the companies - ThoughtWorks - who have helped
make space available for meetups. I'm not around in Bangalore now-a-days,
so I ask one or the other colleague to help provide space.
Noufal has described at ThoughtWorks position on such meetups.
I've been chaperoning one tech meetup or the other at the ThoughtWorks
offices since 2006. I discuss with other folks who provide venues to such
We techies at our organizations "get it" that other technies need space for
a meetup. We ask internally for space, and we then chaperone the meetup.
Once in a while, there are the odd non-techies who view the whole meetup as
a major marketing opportunity. Depending upon the community, this may or
may not be fine.
Once in a while - for other meetups like the Android user group hosted at
ThoughtWorks- some other company has even sponsored Pizzas. In return, they
were given a 10 minute slot to talk about their product. No one in the
audience ever felt that they were the product or felt offended in any way.
If anything, such sessions once in a while have even helped inspire
confidence that there are companies making products and offering services
using such technologies and in this space.
Fully aware that at the moment I'm inactive and am an arm-chair spectator
at best, I propose that the active community explore providing a 10 minute
slot for companies to speak about themselves and their products, and if
anyone feels that it's getting over commercialized, then discuss how to
Speaking from personal experience, slamming the door shut doesn't help
On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 3:05 AM, kracekumar ramaraju <
kracethekingmaker at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks everyone for pitching in with suggestions. Every point is worth.
> At this point we will focus what we're currently doing and pause this
> Thanks once again!
> On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 3:27 PM, sayantan bhattacharya <
> skb655952 at gmail.com>
> > Exactly. So, in case the organizers are looking for sponsors for the next
> > meetup, the search time reduces too.
> > On Jul 20, 2015 3:03 PM, "Mandar Vaze / मंदार वझे" <mandarvaze at gmail.com
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > But in case Company B wishes to present too, they
> > > > will have to get prior permission from Company A along with the
> > > organizers
> > > > of the meet-up.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Or Company B can just sponsor next meetup ;)
> > >
> > > -Mandar
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