[CentralOH] COhPy August Meeting and the Future

joe friedrich joe.friedrich at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 21:21:30 EDT 2018

I volunteer to mc the August Meeting.  Will see what I can do about being
the MC going forward if I'm not stepping on any toes.

On Wed, Aug 15, 2018, 7:29 PM Eric Floehr <eric at intellovations.com> wrote:

> 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
> volunteering.
> 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
> cannot.
> 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,
> Eric
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