[Baypiggies] Big changes to the BayPIGgies Meetups

Tony Cappellini cappy2112 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 11:07:12 EST 2016

>>Is the Meetup group not related to http://www.baypiggies.net/ and this
mailing list now?
Meetup.com is its own entity. However, Glen Jarvis started using it as a
way to promote the Baypiggies meetings by attracting a larger audience.
Cross-posting the Baypiggies meetings on Meetup.com worked quite well too,
as the turnouts have been bigger.

David and I have repeatedly asked for help organizing the Baypiggies
meetings, but none offered to help.
I had stepped down as a co-organizer over a year ago. David and Peggy
started helping. That was working pretty well for a while, until Peggy left
LinkedIn. David too has other responsibilities, so the Baypiggies meetings
at LinkedIn have stopped as of the end of 2015. I think we still have a
contact at Linkedin, but without a handful of volunteers to find presenters
and organize the meetings it will not continue. Several people should be
involved in this, so that they can cover for each other during absences.

I took this role on for many years, but really would have wanted others to
chip in and help.

If people want Baypiggies to continue, they need to step in and contribute.
I believe the Baypiggies meetings can still continue independently on the
unscrupulous actives that recently started on the Meetup group by Suresh,
as long as we have a handful of volunteers.

It's just that simple, and always has been.

On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 6:10 PM, Martin Falatic <martin at falatic.com> wrote:

> So I recently got an email saying I needed to pay $20 to stay in the
> BayPIGgies Meetup group. Figuring it's been good so far and not knowing
> things had significantly changed I paid it. Now I see that every upcoming
> Meetup has a fee attached to it as well (and they're no longer at LinkedIn
> and they're on odd days of the week - e.g., Saturday).
> And since when did the acronym change? Is the Meetup group not related to
> http://www.baypiggies.net/ and this mailing list now?
> What's going on?
>   - Marty
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