[BangPypers] Connecting developers and companies
balkrishnan.venkiteswaran at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 05:07:19 CEST 2015
Very well put Ram! I too share the same view that shutting the doors is not
The dynamics of any committee-activities will be known only later and we
need to fine-tune the proceedings when a need arises.
We simply have to take small steps with the positive goal with which this
discussion had begun.
Best Wishes to this initiative!
On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 8:22 AM, Sriram Narayanan <sriramnrn at gmail.com>
> 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
> address it.
> Speaking from personal experience, slamming the door shut doesn't help
> -- Ram
> 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
> > initiative.
> > Thanks once again!
> > On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 3:27 PM, sayantan bhattacharya <
> > skb655952 at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > Exactly. So, in case the organizers are looking for sponsors for the
> > > 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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