[Chicago-talk] Our Community (was Re: Possible Talk Subject...?)

Pete Krawczyk mongers at bsod.net
Wed Oct 31 12:40:20 PDT 2007

Subject: Re: [Chicago-talk] Possible Talk Subject...?
From: brian d foy <brian.d.foy at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 14:50:01 -0400

}Don't pretend that this is your list though.

>> Chicago-talk list run by andy at petdance.com

Really, this solves nothing.  I thought the goal here was one group, 
talking and communicating together, sharing knowledge and promoting Perl.  
What happened to that?

None of this looks good to anyone outside our group anymore, and I'll even 
wager to anyone inside the group.  We've had a couple new people show up 
this year to a meeting, but other than that, we haven't grown as a group 
or as a community.  We're supposed to be hosting a hackathon in a month 
and a half and a YAPC in seven months.  How can we even think of doing 
those things if we can't even get along as a community?

Today, I am ashamed to be a Chicago Perl Monger, because I can't stand to 
see a community torn apart by infighting.  I've only been around since the 
WDI days, but since we lost that space it's pretty much all been downhill.
It makes me believe that our usefulness as an educational, mentoring and 
cooperation community has come to an end.

One thing's for sure, though: Someone needs to pick up the ball and make 
this community whole again, by hook or by crook.  Until or unless that 
happens, our efforts at promoting Perl will be in vain.

-Pete K
Pete Krawczyk
    Chicago Perl Mongers
    mongers at bsod dot net

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