Planning the future of the Chicago Area C/C++ Users' Group

  • February 23, 2010 · 6:30 PM
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[Conrad Weisert, not me, is hosting this meeting.] Last summer a few enthusiasts led by Olinga Abbott launched the Chicago Area C/C++ Users' Group. The group got off to a strong start with meetings starting in September. Using a meetup web site, the group has enrolled more than 80 members in the Chicago area. Unfortunately, most of those members have so far been passive remote observers. Although interest in C++ in the Chicago area is strong, our group hasn't yet established a critical mass of officers, regular attendees, and presenters. Olinga Abbott has reluctantly asked to be relieved of his demanding responsibility as the primary (sometimes the sole) motivating force in the group. To regain the momentum, I believe our group urgently needs: a program chair to recruit speakers and plan interesting meetings for the next few months a webmaster (the meetup site will expire next month if someone doesn't take responsibility) an arrangements chair to secure meeting locations and equipment an overall chair, replacing Olinga. You may have other ideas. Let's discuss them.

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  • Nevin ".

    You get more exposure by being in more places, not by changing places.

    That being said, we should save that discussion for the planning meeting. Does anyone have notes from our original planning meeting that they could bring? I know we covered this ground.

    February 17, 2010

  • Rene R.

    As far as the Meetup subscription expiring.. I briefly looked at alternatives the past few days and the simplest is to just create a Facebook group. It has most of the same functionality and it's free! I would think many of us already have FB accounts. And I suspect many more people have FB accounts than do Meetup accounts (for example I created my Meetup account just to join this group). So we are likely to get more exposure, and hence more active members in Facebook.

    February 17, 2010

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

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