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Re: SFPUG meetings, schedule for year

From: Steven Ericsson Zenith <steven(at)semeiosis(dot)com>
To: Drew Wilson <amw(at)apple(dot)com>
Cc: SF Postgres <sfpug(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: SFPUG meetings, schedule for year
Date: 2006-01-11 19:16:47
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It would be every other month - only as a South Bay alternative to 
Oakland, and still as a satellite of SFPUG.  I am sure we can find 
alternate venues - HP? SUN? INTEL? AMD? - and we would need to make a 
firm commitment for people to add it to their calendar (at least at the 
level there is for the other meetings). 

Any other takers in the South Bay? 

It may simply be that there is more application interest North of here 
and less interest from the local platform community.

And personally I'm only trying to find a way to attend more PostgreSQL 
oriented meetings :-)

Steven


Drew Wilson wrote:

> Hmmm.... I can't commit to a regular monthly schedule. I can help out 
> with the "occasional" South Bay meetings, but not every month.
>
> Drew
>
>
> On Jan 11, 2006, at 9:47 AM, Steven Ericsson Zenith wrote:
>
>> Drew,
>>
>> I think that is a great idea and Apple is a great location.  Here is 
>> what I suggest.  On the months that meetings are in Oakland - say a 
>> week later, so that the intense folks can do both if they really want 
>> - we hold a local meeting.  We willl have to find our own speakers 
>> from a local pool - and/or we can invite the same speakers that 
>> appeared in Oakland.  Between us we can probably wake up a few local 
>> speakers from places down here.
>>
>> Steven
>>
>>
>> Drew Wilson wrote:
>>
>>> I'm very interested in a South Bay meeting, although I often have 
>>> conflicts with my kids' school meetings. (I intended to over to 
>>> Emeryville last night but had an unscheduled class meeting to attend 
>>> at our school.)
>>>
>>> If I were available, I could probably host here at Apple in 
>>> Cupertino if there's interest.
>>>
>>> Drew
>>>
>>>
>>> On Jan 10, 2006, at 10:25 PM, Steven Ericsson Zenith wrote:
>>>
>>>> I wonder if there is any separate demand for occasional meetings 
>>>> down here in Silicon Valley?  Perhaps bimonthly meetings in the 
>>>> South Bay as a supplement to the sfpug - I don't think there is 
>>>> demand for an additional user group but I do think there is demand 
>>>> for occasional meetings here in Palo Alto, Sunnyvale and perhaps 
>>>> San Jose.
>>>>
>>>> It might be a worthy alternative to do a meeting here on the months 
>>>> that the SF group meets in Oakland.
>>>>
>>>> It would certainly interest me.
>>>>
>>>> Any takers locally?
>>>>
>>>> Steven
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Josh Berkus wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>Folks,
>>>>>
>>>>>Here's our meeting schedule for the year, in pencil:
>>>>>
>>>>>February 8th, 7pm, San Francisco
>>>>>March 14th, 7:30pm, Oakland
>>>>>April 12, 7pm, San Francisco
>>>>>May 9th, 7:30pm, Oakland
>>>>>June 14th, 7pm, San Francisco
>>>>>July meeting preempted by PostgreSQL Anniversary
>>>>>August: Linux World Expo BOF, some evening Aug 14-16
>>>>>September 12, 7:30pm, Oakland
>>>>>October 11, 7pm, San Francisco
>>>>>November 15, 7:30pm, Oakland
>>>>>
>>>>>... except that *one* of the above meetings should be a South Bay meeting 
>>>>>instead.   I think that will depend on our speaker.
>>>>>
>>>>>Potential Meeting Topics:
>>>>>PostGIS: the oft-mentioned talk from Jon
>>>>>Database security for web applications: Josh Berkus, others?
>>>>>8.1 vs. 5.0:  What have we got that MySQL doesn't?   Speakers TBA
>>>>>PostgreSQL Lightning Talks: everyone
>>>>>
>>>>>Of course, I'd expect that we'll hear from more commercial companies using 
>>>>>PostgreSQL this year, which will provide us more topics.  But, right now, 
>>>>>can we pick some dates for the above?   Particularly, can we get PG vs. My 
>>>>>or PostGIS in for the February meeting?
>>>>>
>>>>>  
>>>>>
>>>
>

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