IndyAlt Open Space Conference Planning

From: David B.
Sent on: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 2:51 PM
Members:
The message below was sent to me from Jon Fuller (of www.indyalt.net) regarding planning for an upcoming open spaces conference. He would like some input from our group and I think we could provide some assistance. I wanted to get this out to the group to start the dialogue. Feel free to contact Jon directly and we can also discuss on the mailing list.

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David,

Hey, hopefully you're the right person to be talking to. My
name is Jon Fuller, and I'm one of the organizers of the Indy
Alt.Net group (www.indyalt.net). Not sure if you've ever heard
of us or not, but we're basically a software engineering group
(we meet once a month) that meets to talk about how to be
better developers/engineers. While .NET is part of our name,
we're not really a .NET group...

That being said and out of the way, some of us are starting on
organizing an open spaces conference here in town in the late
September or early October time frame. I see your group
(though I've never been, but can't wait to make it over
sometime!) as a group of folks with similar mindset, and might
be interested in the conference. We would really appreciate
any input you or your fellow organizers or members would like
to provide during the organizational period, and would
obviously hope we could get some rubyists in the crowd at the
conference too.

So, feel free to spread this amongst whomever you feel might be
interested in helping out, and have them email myself at
fullerjc AT gmail.com. I think we'll be having another
organizational meeting (or maybe just a conf call or web
meeting) late next week, so that is the timeframe I'm looking
to hear back from you.

Also, somewhat (un)related, as a part of this organizational
process, and planning of the event, it looks like we're going
to need to some kind of business entity. What we'd like to do
is set up some kind of charitable/not for profit entity... the
one thing holding us back is that none of us have ever done
that before. Just curious if you have any experience doing
such activities (just so we can pick your brain), or know of
anyone who does (whom we could pick their brain(s))?

Thanks David, looking forward to hearing from you... hope you
have a great weekend!
Jon

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