[triangle-zpug] UNC Chapter of TriZPUG met today

Chris Calloway cbc at unc.edu
Sat Sep 9 00:26:57 CEST 2006


For a long time, people have been saying Python and Plone people on the 
UNC campus need to meet. And I've been trying to encourage them to 
participate in TriZPUG.

I was trying not to dilute the number of people who come out for 
TriZPUG. But this tactic has met with little success. Even when TriZPUG 
meets on the UNC campus, only a small portion of the Python and Plone 
communities come out.

So today, after some suggestions that some people will only come out in 
the daytime, there was a meeting of Python and Plone people on the UNC 
campus. 54 people were invited. 17 showed up. That's an above average 
attendance for a TriZPUG meeting. We met for an hour and forty five minutes.

This has been about a year and a half in the making.

We decided to keep on meeting. We will meet at 2pm on the days when 
TriZPUG is meeting "out of town." All the TriZPUG regulars who were 
present said this will not keep them from going to the regular TriZPUG 
night meetings out of town.

I expect this means more people will be meeting about Python and Plone 
in the Triangle. And framing it as a UNC chapter of TriZPUG means more 
opportunity for synergy with people who normally don't come to TriZPUG 

We were also able to discuss a lot of things which are pertinent only to 
our campus. There were issues which needed discussing as a campus group 
for a long time. And now the dialogue has begun.

Just informing you of this mutually beneficial little development.


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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