Hoping to organize some get togethers for BSD geeks
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Thu Aug 28 08:15:53 PDT 2003
Hamell, Rick (LMCO) wrote:
> I'm on the Ultima Meetup and Ufie Meetup for Portland. It's ok, but the way
> it makes money is via restraunts/pubs/coffee places putting their locations
> in for a small fee. They also get a certain number of votes weighed in so
> that they're guarunteed at least one meetup. So you end up getting a lot of
> crappy choices sometimes. You can suggest other places, but you have to be a
> paid member also. So it's a good concept, they just need to make money off
> of it and that makes for some problems.
That doesn't sound too unfair. I mean, the venues get extra business from
the deal, sounds fair that they should foot the bill.
I just can't believe how difficult it is to get people together. It appears
as though this posting to chat@ resulted in 1 person signing up for the BSD
*sigh* ... oh well, I guest it's back to wandering into bars and listening
to people tell me how wonderful their Windows DVD burner is when it doesn't
>>From: Bill Moran
>>Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 5:58 PM
>>To: chat at freebsd.org
>>Subject: Hoping to organize some get togethers for BSD geeks
>>I've been trying for a while to get organized to get together with
>>fellow freenix geeks in the Pittsburgh, area. I tried hooking up
>>with a local LUG, but that didn't go so well.
>>Recently I tripped across this meetup.com site. It doesn't seem
>>like anything shady or anything (although I'm not sure how they're
>>making money off it)
>>So, basically, I'm asking anyone in the Pittsburgh area interested
>>in getting together to talk tech to sign up. Let's see if this
>>meetup.com thing can organize meetings like it says it can.
>>(Hell, if you're not from Pittsburgh, I guess it's OK to sign up for
>>your city as well)
>>No, I don't work for meetup. No, I don't get kickbacks or anything
>>for signing anyone up. No, this isn't a pyramid scheme (at least,
>>not as far as I can tell) I just got bummed last month when not
>>enough people signed up to make a meeting worthwhile and thought I'd
>>see if I could drum up some interest.
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