A Note on Scheduling for CS-NYC Meetups

From: Brian E. K.
Sent on: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 12:32 AM

Greetings all,

There's been a bit of confusion arising out of the way the Meetup site has been handling potential meetups of the CS-NYC group, which I'd like to clarify a bit. In addition to allowing everyone to suggest potential topics, the site has also been allowing any group member to modify the potential topics with actual dates and venues.

This has become an issue because anyone who visits the site could assume that these dates and venues have been set by one of the organizers, which hasn't always been the case. Further complicating matters was that notifications to the organizers were off by default, so it would have been possible for meetups to be scheduled without the organizers being aware of them.

Needless to say, this method was a bit problematic.

To help prevent this form happening in the future, I've disabled the ability to add dates and venues unless you're one of the CS-NYC organizers. I've also "reset" the two potential topics ("Content Strategy for Mobile Devices" and "Tools! Tools! Tools!") so that they no longer have dates assigned to them. Commenting should be open for all potential topics (and please let me know if they aren't), so if you are willing to present or host, please do so.

While the organizers are looking to schedule a presentation on Content Strategy for Mobile Devices, this will not be happening on February 28. Since some folks have already made plans for that date, we will have an event that evening which will likely be light on the presenting and heavier on the toasting.

As always, please contact me with any comments. I'm simul-posting this on our Events message board, so feel free to comment there as well.



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