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

Tom Yarrish tom at yarrish.com
Wed Oct 31 12:46:18 PDT 2007

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On Oct 31, 2007, at 2:40 PM, Pete Krawczyk wrote:

> 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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Amen to that brother....my thoughts exactly.

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