[Baypiggies] Big changes to the BayPIGgies Meetups

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Wed Jan 13 22:31:39 EST 2016

> AFAIK, the Meetup group never was formally associated with baypiggies.net
> nor this mailing list

That is correct. 

Forgive me if this is already addressed. I am reading this thread FIFO.

I  have a MeetUp group called Silicon Valley Python MeetUp. I was also helping BayPIGgies. So, I began cross posting the events. It was a great success - we were able to really get a lot of new faces.

However, over time, people began thinking the MeetUp was the same as BayPIGgies. And, people started wanting access. The Silicon Valley Python MeetUp is paid for by my business.

So, to make things easier, I personally made a new MeetUp specifically for BayPIGgies and paid/donated the MeetUp fees for first 6 months. I handed this over to the group. And, I believe there was discussion on getting the fees paid for by the Python Software Foundation.  

The MeetUp page is just an advertising tool. BayPIGgies is one of the oldest Python Groups. It has its own culture and personality and community. It was my first introduction to the Python community. It would be a shame to lose any of that. 



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