[CentralOH] COhPy August Meeting and the Future

Eric Floehr eric at intellovations.com
Wed Aug 15 19:28:42 EDT 2018

Hi Everyone,

I'm not going to be able to make the August meetup, as I will be presenting
at the National Weather Association annual conference.

I need someone to run the meeting again this month.

Also, I didn't get much response last month about helping run this meetup
as we move forward. This meetup exists only through the contributions of
its members, and will die if no-one wants to volunteer to help build and
run this group, and no-one wishes to contribute by speaking, leading, or

We are coming up on our 10th anniversary next year. It's been an amazing
run, and in that time Python has grown exponentially in popularity. It's
now one of the first languages of web development, data science, devops,
and more.

If this group is going to survive another 10 years it needs help. I'm
looking to build a group of 6+ members who will help grow and run this
meetup going forward. I've reached my limit on how much I can grow the
meetup and how much time I can invest struggling to round up speakers,
advertising the meetings, and running the meetings. I'm looking for help,
and fresh ideas, and fresh enthusiasm to take this group to places I alone

One of the great successes of our Meetup has been the weekly Dojo, and it
was conceived and run organically by awesome volunteers... I'm sure I'll
forget some people, but Mark Erbaugh, Jim Prior, and Travis Risner have
given a lot of their time to create a great environment and resource for
the community. I know there are more great ideas waiting to happen.

We are also reaching the limits of the venue that Pillar graciously
provides us. And when they move to the Short North 711 building, we may
have more parking issues. So in the next year we'll need to start figuring
out our monthly meetings. Do we split into special interest groups -- web,
data science, beginners, etc., find another venue, or cap the number of
attendees, like the Ruby group does?

Again, this meetup is only the sum of it's inputs, and I don't have the
answers. But together maybe we can figure it out. Please reply or contact
me if you'd like to volunteer to help COhPy continue to serve the community
of Pythonistas and grow to even greater heights in the next 10 years of
it's existence.

Thanks so much!

Best Regards,
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