[Baypiggies] SF Meeting?

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Tue Oct 23 15:42:24 CEST 2012

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012, Steve Piercy - Web Site Builder wrote:
> On 10/22/12 at 10:31 PM, tony at tcapp.com (Tony Cappellini) pronounced:
>>Holding these events probably isn't as much of an issue
>>as is finding a venue for the event.
>>Where do you propose to hold these events?
> TBD.  Aahz answered a pre-requisite, that other event types would be
> OK.  I've been told that it is not difficult to sell the idea of
> hosting an event to a business.  A host gets an opportunity to pitch
> their products and services to a captive audience, and gain some
> exposure, publicity, and recognition.  They can also meet and
> recruit attendees for job openings.  To increase attendance, I'd
> encourage the host to provide food and beverages, which is a
> convenience for those who would need to leave straight from other
> commitments.

There needs to be some care here -- if it's like the sales pitch for
timeshare condos people will get turned off.  I've rarely seen anything
other than an implicit sales pitch beyond "we recruit!".  People just
soak up the idea that XYZ Company is a good place to work by virtue of
the fact that they're sponsoring a Python event.

> Anyway, it is good to know that there is the opportunity to do some
> kind of hands-on event within BayPiggies.  Now to get the wheels
> churning...

Go for it!
Aahz (aahz at pythoncraft.com)           <*>         http://www.pythoncraft.com/

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