[yapc] Anyone interested in crashing CPOSC in October?

Casey West casey at geeknest.com
Tue Jul 6 06:27:40 PDT 2010


Wait just a second. Your attempts to track down Eric are too shallow given
the actions you propose. So far it looks like you found some broken images
on their website and sent one email which bounced. I'd encourage you to dig
a little deeper before promoting coup or termination of a Perl Monger
group. For example, Googling Eric's name (no quotes) turns up the following
information in the first ten results:

1. OpenThought.org, his site, which shows several ways to find him.
2. His CPAN directory, which includes his email address in the Google
3. His Facebook Page, you could message him there.
4. His Twitter account, you could message him there.
5. His LinkedIn profile, you could message him there.
6. His recent involvement in the Central Pennsylvania Linux User Group

It seems Eric has a history of close involvement with this event. I suggest
you should reach out to him by other means than just the email address
listed on the pm.org page. The PM group may be dormant, I don't know, but it
deserves a little more effort to find out. Good luck, and thanks for trying
to get Perl seen at this event!


Casey West

(Side note: As a group organizer, and a bad one at that, I would find your
proposed next steps to be out of line with your attempts to contact me. It
would be frustrating.)

On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 3:16 AM, Gabor Szabo <szabgab at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> http://harrisburg.pm.org/ is quite broken.
> I sent a mail to Eric Andreychek <hpm at openthought.net> who is listed
> as the admin
> of Harrisburg.pm but the message bounced.
> Is there anyone who is interested to take over that PM group and try
> to make it work
> or shall I just remove it from the list of active PM groups?
> Gabor
> On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 4:27 PM, Gabor Szabo <szabgab at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 11:45 PM, Brad Lhotsky <lhotskyb at mail.nih.gov>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> http://www.cposc.org/  October 16th, 2010, in Harrisburg, PA
> >>
> >> I'm friends of the Central Pennsylvania Linux User Group that throws the
> >> Central Pennsylvania Open Source Conference.  Gabor Szabo mentioned he'd
> >> like to have some Perl presence at this event. I sent an email to the
> >> CPOSC organizers and they informed me that they currently have _zero_
> >> talks on Perl.  They also expressed interest in hosting some Perl
> >> Content this year.
> >>
> >> I'm going to do my best to put together a few additional talks for the
> >> CFP (Closes July 19th).  The Baltimore.PM (Mike Barry, Dawn Wallis, and
> >> myself) are interested in setting up a Perl Table at the conference.
> >>
> >> Any one in the area want to come hang out with a cool group of people
> >> and spread the word about Perl? :)
> >
> > It would be nice if  you could add an entry about CPOSC to the list of
> > events http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5/index.cgi?events
> > and then created a page, specific to this event where you could
> coordinate
> > things such as presence at the Perl Table or where do you get
> > the conference swag from.
> >
> > There is also a separate mailing list for the "TPF Events group"
> > linked from that
> > wiki page where participants of previous events might be able to help
> you.
> >
> > I planned to leave most of the tuits here so you are welcome to pick
> > up a bunch of
> > them to give away on CPOSC.
> >
> > regards
> >   Gabor
> >
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