[triangle-zpug] O'Reilly User Group

Josh Johnson josh_johnson at unc.edu
Thu Sep 21 13:49:00 CEST 2006


+1 for the whoring

JJ

Chris Calloway wrote:
> I would like to make a proposal to this group for thumbs +1/0/-1 
> feedback on the question:
>
> "Should TriZPUG register as an O'Reilly User Group?"
>
> Background:
>
> O'Reilly has a User Group Program. http://ug.oreilly.com/
>
> The benefits are:
>
>     * review copies of O'Reilly products
>     * donations of books and other promo items
>     * UG member discount on all O'Reilly books and conferences
>     * bi-weekly newsletter
>     * O'Reilly speakers
>
> For instance, when ZPUGDC had Plone Boot Camp, every participant got a 
> free copy of Python in a Nutshell. That's worth a lot of money.
>
> I would imagine a downside is we would be whoring for O'Reilly on 
> occasion. But we'd be in the good company of these O'Reilly affiliated 
> Python user groups:
>
>     * CHIPY Chicago Python User Group
>     * BayPiggies Bay Area Python Interest Group, in Stanford, California
>     * CLEPY Cleveland Area Python Interest Group
>     * Dallas / Ft. Worth Pythoneers
>     * IlliPy, in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
>     * Ottawa Python Authors Group
>     * ZPUGDC Zope/Python Users of Washington, DC
>
> ChiPy, fully embracing the whoring aspect, even styles their website 
> like an O'Reilly book:
>
> http://www.chipy.org/
>
> So, I guess I should promise we wouldn't use Ben's pug mascot in such 
> a way on our website. :)
>


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