[Baypiggies] Fwd: hold a meeting at YouTube in San Bruno?

DS ds-bp at sidorof.com
Sun Jun 29 20:40:30 CEST 2008

I also live in the north bay, and can confirm that it is inconvenient to 
go to Mountain View.  For example, when I go, I leave Marin around 3:30 
to beat the traffic, and then hole up somewhere to continue working 
until the meeting time.  Before I started doing that, I found that I 
could be stuck in traffic, either before the bridge or after, such that 
it was impossible to make the meeting time.  I would then just turn 
around a slowly inch home.

My time is very flexible, and so I can choose to allocate it in this 
way, but clearly, not every one has that option to leave so early.

That said, I find the meetings very interesting, and I find that I learn 
a lot in the meetings, because of both the speakers and the casually 
speaking with other members.  I also accept that most members seem to 
live much closer to Mountain View.  For example, attendance seems to be 
up in the Google location compare to Ironport (although I can't discount 
completely the curiosity factor of Google).

So, various meeting places would be just fine for me, and probably easier.


Ben Bangert wrote:
> On Jun 28, 2008, at 5:44 PM, Aahz wrote:
>> Finally, I haven't seen a lot of people arguing for a north bay meeting.
>> Mostly people are arguing for east bay, SF, and north peninsula
> I'm in the North Bay, and I don't think there's a lot of people up 
> here so it seems silly to ask ppl to drive up. I'd rather head down to 
> SF myself. I should note that people don't speak up very much because 
> I think anyone else in the North Bay has either given up attending 
> BayPiggies meetings, or attempts to make it down. They don't hang 
> around and hope (like I apparently have), that the issue will come up 
> again for discussion.
> The IronPort one wasn't really that helpful, since from the North Bay, 
> you have to go through all of SF (easily a solid 30 mins on some 
> nights), and then some... at which point Google in Mountain View seems 
> like only a wee bit further.
> I heard Google now has an office in SF, is someone there willing to 
> host it? There's also an O'Reilly office near the Embarcadero, I'm not 
> sure entirely how many people but I can check. There's ferries going 
> into the Embarcadero from all over, as well as BART and SF Muni, which 
> makes it significantly easier to get to than IronPort was from the North.
> Before I saw this thread, I had more or less given up ever attending 
> another BayPiggies meeting and was actually considering forking it to 
> start a separate SF based Python meet-up, as Mountain View was just 
> too far for me. I really wouldn't be surprised if there were others 
> who saw "we meet at Mountain View" and gave up even considering going.
> Cheers,
> Ben
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