[Baypiggies] Voting for a new name
jon at coral8.com
Thu Apr 13 02:06:39 CEST 2006
I haven't posted much to this group, but this thread motivated me to do
so. I have been using Python for about a year, and I have attended
three user group meetings. I think the name issue is a red herring. The
problems I have had with the meetings are the relative disorganization
that has struck me as not very useful for a newcomer.
The scheduled talks at the meetings I attended were more or less
content-free (although there was an impromptu talk that was given at the
Google meeting several months back on eggs and easy_install that was
superb and well worth attending despite all the other issues I had with
the meeting). Things that are relatively common at other user groups
(like introductions of new attendees, introductions of the "organizers"
and "important people" like Guido, open discussion Q&A, active "birds of
a feather" groups, etc.) are completely absent at least at the meetings
I have attended. I think that responsibility lies with the organizers.
I understand the current organizers may have outside issues, and if that
is the case, maybe there needs to be an infusion of new blood.
I voted to keep the name as is. I do hope the format of the meetings
and structure of the group becomes, not necessarily more "professional"
but certainly more "organized".
Chad Harrington wrote:
>As the (only?) VP of Marketing in the group, I have to say I hate the name
>BayPIGgies. I support voting for a new name. I also support creating a
>formalized structure for the group.
>harrington_chad at hotmail.com
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