It has been a busy 24 hours. Some of you may already know that we have begun a merge of the two Cleveland Area Web Design Meetup Groups. They are the /450 group, the one I originally started, and the /396 group. Since the /450 is the younger group, we are merging into the /396. If you are getting this email, then you are already a member of the /396 group.
Throughout the day today I will be going through the lists of both groups, and if there are persons that are already members of the /396, I will remove their membership from /450. Don't worry, many things have already been transferred from 450 to 396, like photos, about pages, directions, meetup dates and so on. The rest, things like mail msgs, message board topics and s on will be transferred over next few days. So you will still be able to keep up on what's been going on. Also you will still be able to look at the /450 for the next couple of weeks until the transition is complete and meetup staff remove it for us.
I wish to thank everyone for their encouragement through this process. The many responses definitely helped clarify the direction you want your meetup group to go. Just a reminder, I'm just the feller doin the point and click stuff. The group belongs to yall. So any ideas anyone has feel free to holler my way.
Thanks kindly and best regards to all of yall, Joseph James Frantz
Howdy Yens! Welcome to our meetup! We're here to help folks come together to learn about and discuss making the web, web pages, web programming, all that sorta thing. Membership is open to all. And it's free.
We've got members that run all the gamuts. Folks that ain't never touched a computer, serious computer gurus, and everthing in between. Some of us are the suit and tie sort, and others like motorcycles and tattooes. Newcomers always comment about how much they like our relaxed atmosphere and how everyone can immediately participate in discussions. We're professionals with personality.
Our meetups have a wide range as well. We've got monthly presentations, workshops, study groups, social events and soon all day weekend events, online training and even screencasts! All totally free http://webdesign.meetup.com/396/pages/Often_Free/
We are company neutral. We emphasize accessibility, web and design standards, and programming conventions.