[Baypiggies] Meeting locations

Ben Bangert ben at groovie.org
Tue Apr 18 04:14:56 CEST 2006

On Apr 17, 2006, at 12:44 PM, w chun wrote:

> 1) we lose the IronPort location
> 2) attendance is so strong, it reaches critical mass such that
> separate EB, SF, and/or NB groups splinter off from BayPIGgies
> 3) current members all agree (similar numbers to name-changing)
> if we want to keep attracting attendees, we need to alter locations.
> i am even proposing we have meetings in the EB once or twice a year if
> we can find facilities.  otherwise, what's the point of being a "Bay
> Area" Python user group if we cannot accomodate folks who happen to
> live elsewhere?
> in this case, we really would lose the BayPIGgies name and spirit and
> become a silicon valley-only group, which should require a name
> change...to... uh... SVPIGgies... pronounced "SVEE-pig-gies".  :-)

It's not really Bay Area right now anyways, since it takes over an  
hour, closer to 2 hours for some locations of the Bay area to get to  
the other. It's a huge area really. I come from the North Bay and its  
a solid hour and a half to get to Google, bout an hour to IronPort.

I think it'd be great to have a meeting in the EB (only 45 mins for  
me to get to Oakland/Berkeley), or even a meeting somewhere in SF (35  
mins or less). Alternatively, if there were enough people interested  
in meeting in the North Bay on occasion, I could probably get a room  
for an evening at O'Reilly.


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