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Re: [Triangle-Golang-Meetup] Golang Meetup

From: Chris A.
Sent on: Monday, November 18, 2013 11:31 AM

Thanks for taking charge on reinvigorating this group.  I am excited to see where this goes.  If there is anything I can do to lend a hand please let me know.  I'd love to bring a small project I've been working on to a future meetup and solicit some feedback and advice.

Chris Altman
Twitter: @Altonymous 


Chris Altman
Technical Debt Creator
Twitter: @Altonymous

Bradley Frank
November 18, 2013 11:17 AM

Hello fellow gophers,

First I want to start off by mentioning that it is hard to believe that Go is now four years old. Also, based on activity on the google groups mailinglist, and the irc channel #go-nuts on freenode, it is continuing to grow and have a lot of interest. You can also tell from the google trends that it has also been growing. So I wanted to express that interest in Go is certainly on the uptrend, and worth having a meetup to learn from one another.

I also wanted to take the time to introduce myself, considering that not long ago, Jarrod Swart, stepped down as the owner of this meetup. I have been a long time follower of Go and really was hoping to find a group of like minded individuals who were already meeting in Raleigh. Unfortunately, this group never really took off. There was one meeting earlier this year, and the attendance was very low. I'd hope with input from everyone, we might be able to determine time/place/intervals that would increase attendance, and would be beneficial for all. I'd like to also note, that I never really intended to be the leader of a group like this, so I have kind of failed everyone from the context of taking ownership, setting direction, and creating structure, but I'd like to try to change that, and certainly welcome feedback and suggestions. I'd hate to see a group like this fail, simply because of me being ineffective leading it.

In order to try to change that, I think the best thing to do would be to try to reboot it starting next year. Obviously, the end of this year is going to be a hot time for vacation and holidays, and so the start of next year will be a new opportunity to mold this into something we can all enjoy and get something out of. To do this, I am going to need to solicit feedback on times/places/intervals that each of you would prefer as well as possible topics you think would be worth discussing. It might also be worth considering hack nights where we could pool resources and try to help one another with problems we might be experiencing in code.

I also wanted to take the opportunity to remind everyone that the first ever Gophercon will be held April 24-26 2014. It will be a great opportunity to see talks from influential people in the Go community, to meet new people, and learn from experiences of others using Go in real world scenarios.

If anyone has any questions, comments, concerns, please feel free to contact me.




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