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Thursday January 11, 2007
10:26 PM

Resurrecting Ottawa.pm

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One of my resolutions for the new year is to try and see if I can stir Ottawa.pm back to life (it kinda went under two year-ish ago). I've already sent a humble request to the Power that Is at pm.org to get the keys to the ottawa.pm.org website and mailing list. But still remains the most daunting task: gather minions. I already spotted 11 Perl programmers on meetup.com that would probably be interested. And I should also be visiting the local LUG, always a fertile ground for young llamas....

Anyway. No need to say, if you are in the vicinity and want to join the fray, please feel free to frantically wave in my direction. If not, well, wish me luck. :-)

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  • wish you luck from toronto :)
    • Thanks!

      Eh. I just checked, and it seems that you guys have not one, but two pm groups in Toronto: Toronto.pm and Seneca.pm. You lucky devils. :-)
  • I don't think you'll have too much trouble. There is a fair amount of interest in the group as a social thing but a lot of the folks haven't very giving in the presentation department. The next biggest issue was where and when to meet, meeting space and projectors was always hard to come by.

    There is an existing emailing list that is mostly dormant but with a number of subscribers, I organized a pub meet in July that went over well.
    http://lists.davintech.ca/mailman/listinfo/ [davintech.ca]

    As well assisting Jay Lawrence whe
    • You can contact me via the list or via my CPAN email address CLSCOTT.
    • I don't think you'll have too much trouble. There is a fair amount of interest in the group as a social thing but a lot of the folks haven't very giving in the presentation department.

      Well, we'll see about that. I don't have any problem per se with a more social-oriented group. After all, it all depends of the expectations of whoever will want to show up. We might end up being a hardcore technical group (on the program this month: a hard look at the performance penalty of using s()[] over s///) or a mo

      • Ooops. Just found out that ottawa-pm@pm.org still redirect redirect to your mailing list. Good thing my test message was rejected by the latter.
  • You might glean some useful tips from this article: Perl mongers: how to run a successful group [pm.org]

    --
    /-\
    • Yup, I already found that little gem and studied it real hard before I made my decision to cross the Rubicon[*]. And I think I'll study it again and again in the next few months, as I'm not exactly what one may call a naturally born organizer...

      [*] Rubicon... now, that'd be a cool name for the Ruby conferences. Someone should suggest them the name. :-)