[triangle-zpug] O'Reilly User Group

Charlie Hitlin hitlin at gmail.com
Fri Sep 22 17:59:15 CEST 2006


Count me in as +1

--Charlie

On Sep 20, 2006, at 10:26 AM, 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. :)
>
> -- 
> Sincerely,
>
> Chris Calloway
> http://www.seacoos.org
> office: 17-6 Venable Hall   phone: (919) 962-4323
> mail: Campus Box #3300, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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