sakamura at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 17:25:54 CEST 2008
What is wrong with being declared "Yet Another Meetup"? You can easily
be labeled Yet Another Users Group.
Is there some joke that's going around (about Meetup.com) that I have
yet to hear?
Brian Ray wrote:
> It sounds like we mostly agree Meetup does not work the way we want
> 100%. I think we agreed already we do not want to rely on it solely.
> Should we now consider the impact of getting an account and use it for
> mirroring purposes? Perhaps it can mimic our normal behavior. I just
> want to increase our exposure. I hear too frequently that people
> simply forget about ChiPy meetings until the day after. And they say
> that they would have come if but forgot. What may be happening here is
> our simple email notification is not annoying enough to remind people.
> I also hear that people were not aware ChiPy existed. Its not so much
> a problem with those who know Python already. Mostly, its those who
> are looking for the best language fit and may benefit from our
> meetings I want to capture here. I do not know if this is the whole
> 20%. Then, certainly, there are some regulars who I want to convince,
> as well. Yes, there are some hard-core Python people who fail to come
> to meetings. Our topics and presentations are top notch and I feel
> more will come if we do a better job announcing up coming events in a
> more timely and systematic manner.
> OTOH, I do not want to hurt our reputation by becoming Yet Another
> Meetup. Its a balancing act between getting exposure and exploiting
> Brian Ray
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