[BangPypers] Connecting developers and companies

Balkrishnan V 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
a solution.

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!

Cheers
Balki

On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 8:22 AM, Sriram Narayanan <sriramnrn at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Folks:
>
> 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
> meetups.
>
> 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
> anyone.
>
> -- 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
> 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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