[BangPypers] Improving meetup attendance
abhi.darkness at gmail.com
Mon Mar 20 14:01:43 EDT 2017
I'm all for the gamification of the process.
But here's my suggestion and it's totally up for vote.
First of all, 100/- per head for attendance is fine. But it should be
Secondly, for the amount that is available as part of the number of people
not attending, this money can be split between speakers as say Amazon gift
cards or something or the sort - no matter how small the amount. The point
is not to make money, but something that provides motivation for the
speaker as well.
Less attendance = monetary benefit (not really desired, but it's something),
More attendance = Satisfaction at having reached so many people.
On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 11:24 PM, Nitin Kumar <nitin.nitp at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would vote for paying 100rs and let that be used for snacks and goodies
> for the speaker.
> Nitin Kr
> On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 9:44 PM, Anand Chitipothu <anandology at gmail.com>
> > On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 8:32 PM, kracekumar ramaraju <
> > kracethekingmaker at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > As of today, there are 5394 members in BangPypers meetup . For last
> > > meetup (IoT Workshop), 267 participants showed interest. We allowed 134
> > > RSVPs and waitlisted 133 attendees. As Nitin mentioned in previous
> > thread,
> > > he couldn't attend the meetup since he was in waitlist. 75 people
> > > participated in the event. Turnout ratio was 56%. Our expectation was
> > only
> > > 40% people would attend. That's the rationale behind 134 RSVP limit.
> > >
> > > This kind of scenario happens at least once or twice in a year.
> > >
> > > To solve the RSVP problem, few meetups charge a monetary fee of 100Rs
> > > and return the amount when participant shows up on the event day(after
> > > deducting gateway costs). Some meetup  donates the collected fee to
> > > organizations like EFF, FSF, Software Freedom Conservancy and other
> > > non-profit organization. Some meetup uses the amount to distribute
> > goodies
> > > to the speaker, and spend on snacks and food. The meetup tried
> charging a
> > > small amount and now reverted .
> > >
> > > The collecting money has administrative work - Use one of the organizer
> > > bank accounts, record attended participants, return payment (not sure
> > > payment gateways will be happy returning money for the majority of
> > > transactions).
> > >
> > > Will you be interested in paying for the meetup with a refund?
> > > I'd like to hear input from others regarding in this matter from all
> > front.
> > >
> > Having a small barrier of entry is good to eliminate noise. To make
> > easy to manage, you can probably take help of PSSI in managing payments.
> > Also using bank account of one of the organizers may create
> > issues for him.
> > Good to see 75 people attending the meetup and waiting list. Good work,
> > organizers!
> > Anand
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