David R. Waddell
dave.waddell at mci.com
Thu Sep 4 12:06:10 CDT 2003
I also attended the PIZZA meeting and agree. However, I think we need to
get a critical mass of people attending before we can start having
presentations. Hardly seems worth the time to spend a few hours
preparing a presentation if only two people will be there. If we
can get more people in the evening and by inviting other Open Source
Programmers then maybe we can reach critical mass. How can we
find the other open source programmers in the Pikes Peak region?
Eating food is something we all have to take time out for, so I think at
least that part of the current system should stay the same!
At 10:22 9/4/2003, Mike Hansen wrote:
>Has anyone thought about expanding the group to all open source languages?
>Something like the Pikes Peak Open Source Programmers or [insert your
>clever acronym but not one of those recursive acronym thangs because they
>annoy me. ]? I'd think that those who use Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby(there's
>gotta be one in Colorado Springs), and ??? would like to meet.
>I used to be in a [proprietary two initial programming language] user
>group when I lived in Englewood. There was regular meetings once a month
>at night and a monthly lab. The monthly meeting usually covered some news,
>followed by a presentation(a author plugging a book, a knowledgeable user,
>a trainer, or a vendor showing off their product), then a 30 minute break
>to "network"/chat, closing with some Q&A and maybe a drawing for some geek
>goodies(T-shirts, software, books...). The lab was some hands on
>stuff usually demonstrated/explained by a knowledgeable user.
>Maybe the Pikes Peak Open Source Programmers could incorporate some of
>these things into a monthly meeting at night. Would that generate more
>interest? Some of this was discussed at the last HUGE PPPM lunch where I
>made up 1/3 of the participants.(You missed out on some good Pizza!)
>This brings up a pile of issues/questions that would need to be discussed
>if there was interest in this.
>What do you think?
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