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  • I ran the idea of having reoccurring meetups online through Google Hangouts in the discussion board this week. The idea was met with interest so I thought it worthwhile to suggest the meetup. The concept lies in the fact that Montana is a very big state and members may not be able to travel the distances in order to participate in various events. Google Hangouts provides a mechanism to allow a select number of participants to interact visually while a larger audience spectates and interacts textually. I've see various other groups achieve a very real presence using the method and think it would work well with our group.

    If we could find a dedicated speaker and a date and time we could give it a whirl.

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  • Ryan D.

    Agreed, great idea! It might be possible to use the Google Hangouts "On Air" feature. I haven't tried it myself, but it looks like you can have a limited number (10?) of interactive connections, but unlimited viewers. This might be able to allow presenters to interact with the audience, just no/limited feedback from the larger audience.

    November 22, 2013

  • Kiah H.

    I like it but Google hangout is limited to 10 participants... but a great avenue for connecting remotely for sure

    January 12, 2013

  • Ace O.

    I'm good with this, name the date and time.

    December 11, 2012

  • David G.

    Will this initial Meetup be virtual, then?

    October 5, 2012

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  • William H.

    I'm a lifelong computer programmer that has chosen Missoula and Montana as a model place to... more

  • Kiah H.

    Always looking for a good reason to have a beer and talk tech.

  • David G.

    I'm a nerd and rancher's husband. I have been writing software for 20 years, first... more

  • Leslie

    I am a GIS person wishing to learn more about programing.

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    Helena Event Organizer

    I run The Shop, a coworking space in Helena and Photopops, an internet-conne­cted photobooth.

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    I am a Christian homeschooled college senior. I work part-time as a computer support technician,...­ more

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