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Re: [css-56] Keep our meetup going

From: Nuo X.
Sent on: Sunday, August 19, 2012 6:16 PM
Dear All:

Thanks for all the input  and kind offering to help

As a 6 years organization the css meetup has its own evolvement, no matter if it fits everybody or not now, it is still a  platform with abundant resource which I believe will be beneficial to everybody. 

After reading all the replies and sort everything out I have the following proposals for our CSS meetup:

1. Topics: Focus on  HTML/CSS or related topics.
 Including HTML, HTML5, CSS,CSS3, Bootstrap, Sass, Less etc.
 
 - As Ingrid [ [address removed] ] mentioned here there are a couple of other social media group in meetup
   focusing on the  web develop / user interface, I noticed there are also web designe/ javascript   
meetup set up there.
   We need to focus on our keyword "CSS" here.
    
2. Meetup format. - Regularly based on Webinar and  meeting once a while for special event.

   Thanks John [[address removed]] for bringing out the wonderful idea of webinar. I'm big fan of it. I think it has many advantages comparing to the traditional meeting:
- no location cost/organization chores 
-no traffic
- flexible time for everybody.
I will open another thread talking about details of the webinar.
 
Once a while we will hold meeting in case we have a really hot topic or presenter.

3. Organization:

As the replies mentioned, organizing the meetup is not a easy work. As a new organizer, the following is my thought:

i. I encourage everybody to be involved in the organization work. The more involved 
the easier everybody feel. This is a group for everybody not just for organizer.

ii. I encourage everybody to input. You are very welcome to bring any of your suggestions  
feedback. All of these will become a positive energy to make this group better.
However not everybody's advice will be adopted, we just hope we are always on the right
track and loyal to our original goal.
Trying not spam everybody I will set up a organizers group email. Even if you don't think you have time to do anything, as long as you are interested in our group business, I would still like to include you in this organizers group email.

The co-organizers in my list now are:
John Blake Arnold, Ingrid Kast Fuller, Cheryl Wise , Jim Wiseheart, 
Daniel Scott Smith,

Please let me know ASAP that you are willing to be involved if I miss anyone.

I will open another three email threads talking about "Webina", "Sponsor" and 

"Topic/presenter".

Currently the business discussion email will still be sent to everybody. After the organizers list 

are established, only the person willing to be involved will receive the "business discussion" email.

Thanks,

Norah










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