[Usergroups] Post-conference group agitation

Chris Calloway cbc at unc.edu
Thu Nov 2 01:51:11 UTC 2006

Hi, I'm Chris from Chapel Hill. I participate in TriZPUG:


If your group would like a PyCamp:


then I'd like to help you get one.

I'd like to help the people from Charlotte, NC and Houston, TX get their 
user groups started.

I'd like to get all the Plone people in my user group working on this 


My #1 tip: read the "Shotgun Rules for BAD Meetings" here:


and mull them over. I'm not suggesting you follow all of those rules. My 
group has unofficial modified versions of most all of them. Like, we'd 
never meet in a bar or restaurant, although we'd sure go to one as a 
group afterwards. But some sage advice and a pretty good user group 
philosophy is contained within that page. Basically, keep things 
informal and unofficial and loose. And have fun.

I'm trying to remember all the people from our BOF (I was pretty tired 
at that point) so we can ping them with a reminder. Yes, I should have 
passed around a sheet. There was Sid Koul from Boston. Kevin Batman from 
Louisville. Jon Baldivieso from Portland. Paul Showalter from SF. Was it 
Héctor Velarde from Mexico City? Josten Ma and Mali Ozbay from Houston. 
Frank Dimauro from Chapel Hill. Richard Amerman and Andrew Burkhalter 
from Seattle. Somebody I know I know from Vancouver and I'm blanking. 
Chris something from Charlotte. And a bunch more. Hope me.


Chris Calloway
office: 17-6 Venable Hall   phone: (919) 962-4323
mail: Campus Box #3300, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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