[Python-au] Meetup.com charging fees: implications for Sydney
agreen at cirrustech.com.au
Mon Apr 18 06:40:15 CEST 2005
Mary Gardiner wrote:
> So, via slashdot, Meetup.com is now charging a $19 fee to groups using
> it to organise their events  . Since the Sydney Python group has
> been using it, I thought I'd ask: Alan, are you going to keep using it
> for Sydney Python meetings? I'm happy to resume announcing events on
> pig.slug.org.au (if someone else continues to organise them...)
Thanks for the heads-up, Mary. I just sent out the May meetup
invitation, pasted below. Basically, we're going to move off meetup.com
and on to... something else, preferably in Python.
May Meetup Invitation
Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 6:30 PM
James Squire Brewhouse
22 The Promenade King St Wharf
As you would all be aware by now, meetup.com is due to start charging
for using their service.
To cut a long story short:
(a) meetup.com couild well end up costing around 50AUD/meeting,
(b) I'd rather we spent that money elsewhere,
(c) Python programmers ought to be able to cobble together a replacement
fairly quickly, and
(d) we're going to put together that replacement at our next meeting, on
Thursday May 12.
Let's continue the discussion on the python-au mailing list. What kinds
of facilities would you like to see? How can it be done with Python? How
can be done in a few hours on a Thursday night?
It promises to be a fun evening, where we everybody learn something. If
all goes well and we finish early, I'll give a short talk on using
A few people have contacted me with kind offers of mailing lists, server
space and even financial contributions. Thankyou all. Let's put it all
on the table over at python-au and see what it amounts to.
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