[Baypiggies] Baypiggies- background info needed
jim at well.com
Mon Apr 4 20:23:39 CEST 2011
Moving the meeting out of the Google campus
coincides with a decrease in meeting attendance.
My guesses are
* there's a luster to meeting at the Google campus that
* the first two or three meetings not on the Google
campus created some confusion and broke some people's
* at about the same time as the change of meeting
place, a few python interest groups were established
in San Franciso, and it's likely a few baypiggies
attendees shifted their schedules to those groups.
* the change to 3.0 highlights the maturity of the
language, and it may be that some baypiggies
attendees became sufficiently specialized that they
could not justify the time commitment (topics are
necessarily somewhat general and introductory, given
the perceived need to be accessible to a wide range
of attendee backgrounds).
On Mon, 2011-04-04 at 10:30 -0700, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 10:19 AM, Tony Cappellini <cappy2112 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Apress wants to put a small paragraph in their newsletter about Baypiggies.
> > I need a little background information on the group.
> > When was the group first formed?
> > I remember going to the meetings at Stanford, I will assume those meetings
> > were pretty close to the beginning. That was in 2005-2006.
> It's way older. The wayback machine has this as the earliest snapshot
> of baypiggies.net:
> > Does anybody know how many members were currently have?
> The list has nearly 800 addresses.
> > I'd speculate 100-200 even though we only see ~20 at the meetings.
> What happened? When I last visited (3 years ago?) I recall it was more
> like 50-80. Even in the old Stanford years (run by Danny Yoo) I think
> I saw 30-50.
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