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Re: [perl-109] Integrating with Open Coffee Limerick

From: Tim B.
Sent on: Sunday, April 19, 2009 9:59 PM
On Thu, Apr 09, 2009 at 08:46:39AM -0400, Tim Bunce wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 09, 2009 at 06:25:50AM -0400, liam noonan wrote:
> >    Hi,
> > 
> >    You might have a greater number of attendees if you could integrate
> >    the open source meeting with open coffee who mieet on the first Thu
> >    from 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. in the absolute hotel in limerick.
> > 
> >    I find attending evening meetings an issue due to family
> >    committments.
> > 
> >    Several of the Open coffee attendees are startups using open
> >    source.
> The idea has crossed my mind before. I think, though, that the people
> attending each have different goals/needs. OpenCoffee is more oriented
> towards business startups, which gives it a particular flavor and agenda.
> Day time meetings are also more likely to suit "entrepreneurs, start-ups,
> investors", but less likely to suit software developers and those whoose
> interest is more of a hobby.

So far 11 people have responded (I doubt more will). The poll results are:

40%: Change our meetup to be at the same time and place as OpenCoffee
75%: Occasionally hold joint meetings at a mutually convenient time and place
45%: Don't integrate in any formal way, just inform each members of the
     others existence

The next Open Coffee meeting is on May 7th. The day after our next meeting.
So I've just emailed [address removed] and offered to
speak at the Open Coffee meeting to breifly explain who we are, hoe we
differ from Open Coffee, and to explore how we might work together.

That seems like a good first step.

Any thoughts Liam, or anyone else?


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