[Chicago] ChiPy North Meeting

Dean Sellis dean at gianthead.net
Sat Oct 16 20:19:35 CEST 2010

I'd be happy to host the meeting at our offices and I can help organize.  I
may even be able to wrangle a presenter or two. Thanks for the support on
this Brian. For food, there are multiple restaurants close by that will

As far as the definition of north suburbs you proposed, there seemed to be
quite a few people out in the northwest suburbs as well. Logistically the
'burbs can be worse than the city so I'd like to keep the dialog open on the
locations that are reasonable to get the most attendance.


On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 10:10 PM, Brian Ray <brianhray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Good news for you chipmunks
> (http://chipy.org/whybrianthinksachipmonkisagoodmaskot) in the
> Northern suburbs.
> Last night, ChiPy members spoke openly about the possibility of
> holding a "North" meeting in the "Downtown" meeting.  ChiPy has spoken
> and the outcome: we want to help run a North meeting, same mailing
> list, same wiki, and same group--at least for now. Yes you can attend
> both; Yes you can attend either; Yes you can attend neither and just
> watch the video; Yes this will be the best meeting ever.  Simply, we
> want to hold a "North" meeting one week after the "Downtown" meeting.
> It is this simple:
>  * 2nd Thursday of every month, Chipy meets Downtown. No change here
>  * 3rd Thursday of every month, Chipy meets up North **new**
> So, here is the secret to ChiPy success.  We are one of the most
> successful user groups ever.  Having a strong language helps. Also,
> consistence of meeting times, location aware philosophies, great
> presentations, and beer.  (Side note: The beer is not really that
> important and probably actually hinders our ability to
> concentrate--but be it as it will, facial hair and beer do often cross
> the path of ChiPy members time and time again. Just an observation.)
> I have always not-allowed meetings outside of Chicago. In fact, I
> prefer they are as central as possible. Meanwhile, I want them to move
> around as much as possible without falling out of the reasonable
> boundaries.  Public accessibility and such are always important. I am
> bending to the point where I really think it will be in Chicago's best
> interest to have two ChiPy meetings to serve those who want to get
> involved but can't due to logistical problems.
> While "North" meeting will be the best ever, we should also set up
> some guidelines. It will always be on the proposed date. And since it
> is largely ambiguous what is meant when once says "North" Suburbs, I
> think we need to consider all areas within the green portion of this
> map http://www.wildonions.org/InteractiveMap/NorthernSuburbs_Chicago.jpg
> North.  In other words, anyone/everyone is welcome to attend, but the
> goal is for the Host to be as center within the green area on this map
> as possible. Dean's location will fit, and so will Textura, so will
> .... again, this is going to be great. We need as much help (yes you,
> mr/mrs north suburbanite python sponsor, host, speakers, and members
> ... contribute).
> I propose Nov 18 for the first ChiPy North meeting.  Can I get a +1 ??
> Can Dean host? Who wants to present?  Who wants to organize?
> BTW, I use the term 'organize' loosely here. As you all know, we are
> just in time compiled usually. But on some occasion it will be each
> and everyone's duty to keep this thing going--you made it this far
> through my rather lengthy announcement.  Now we have two meetings.
> Cheers Chipmunks,
> Brian Ray
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