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Re: Tampa/Central Florida User Group Interest? TUG?

From: Lewis Cunningham <lewisc(at)rocketmail(dot)com>
To: Selena Deckelmann <selenamarie(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Tampa/Central Florida User Group Interest? TUG?
Date: 2008-01-30 22:22:35
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Wow, that's a lot of info.  Thanks a lot. I'll read over it tonight
and see what my next step will be.

Thank you.

LewisC

--- Selena Deckelmann <selenamarie(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:

> Hi Lewis,
> 
> On Jan 30, 2008 11:36 AM, Lewis Cunningham <lewisc(at)rocketmail(dot)com>
> wrote:
> > Hi all.
> >
> > I am wondering if there are any people/businesses in the
> > Tampa/Orlando/St Pete/Bradenton (i.e. western central florida)
> using
> > Postgres and interested in a user group?
> >
> > I am using Postgres and EnterpriseDB on a daily basis now and
> thought
> > it might be a good idea to get a group going.  I live in the
> Tampa
> > area but I realize to get enough people, it might need to be more
> of
> > a regional meeting.  I would think between the above listed
> cities (I
> > think that's over 1 million people), we would have enough users
> for a
> > group.
> >
> > If you're interested, let me know.  If you have any tips for
> getting
> > this going, let me know that also.  ;-)
> 
> We now have you as a contact in the Florida area!  :)
> 
> I can set up a website/blog and request a mailing list for you.  I
> think the most effective way to get folks together is to start a
> mailing list/blog, and then advertise it on a series of relevant
> mailing lists. After you get a few people subscribed to the list,
> pick
> a location and just get started with meetings!  Having a meeting in
> February to coincide with the release of 8.3 would be a great way
> to
> kick things off.
> 
> Have you gone to any user group meetings in your area in the past?
> Do
> you have anyone you can contact in that area to help you advertise?
> 
> Do you have a location in mind for meetings? I tend to prefer an
> office or classroom setting for the meeting itself (easy access to
> projectors, screens and reasonably quiet for discussions), and
> tfollowed by a social hour at a restaurant or bar.
> 
> 
> Below is a dump of resources I found:
> 
> The Florida Linux Show is happening on February 11th --
> http://www.floridalinuxshow.com
> I'm not sure what the attendance will be like, but I've put in a
> call,
> and we can get a flier put into the goodie bag for just over $100
> (plus printing costs...)
> 
> http://www.swflug.org/ - flalug-listserve(at)nks(dot)net
> admin(at)flalug(dot)org
> 
> And here's a meetup:
> http://linux.meetup.com/58/
> 
> There are a few Tampa Bay user groups -- contacting the leaders of
> each group would be good:
> http://asteriskpbx.meetup.com/1/calendar/6780566/
> 
> Sun Coast LUG -- These guys seem pretty organized on the web too:
> http://www.suncoastlug.org/calendar.php
> 
> There's a Java group but it seems dormant:
> http://www.tampajug.org/archives/2006_06_01_tampajug_archive.html
> 
> LEAP seems active as well, there's an announce list you could use:
> http://www.leap-cf.org/mailinglist.php3
> 
> Here's a dump from the USENIX site:
> Florida
> 
> Jacksonville:
>     Jacksonville Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
>     Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data
> storage
> and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused
> environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please
> feel
> free to contact Brian McCarthy at brian(at)sencilo(dot)com(dot)
> 
> Orlando:
>     Central Florida UNIX Users Group
>     Bob Boardman
>     Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month.
> 
>     Orlando Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
>     Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data
> storage
> and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused
> environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please
> feel
> free to contact Gary Harris.
> 
> Southeast Florida
>     FLUX (Florida Linux Users Exchange)
>     Arieh Markel
>     Meets monthly. See Website for directions and information.
> 
> Tampa Bay Area
>     Tampa Bay Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
>     Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data
> storage
> and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused
> environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please
> feel
> free to contact Brian McCarthy.
> 
> Western:
>     Florida West Coast UNIX Users Group
>     Mike Delucia
>     (813) 882-0770
>     Meets 1st Thursday of each month.
> 
> Let me know if you're up for the blitz of emails.. and we'll get
> the
> mailing list and blog up and running!
> 
> -selena
> 
> 
> -- 
> Selena Deckelmann
> User Group Liason, PostgreSQL
> PDXPUG - Portland PostgreSQL Users Group
> http://pugs.postgresql.org/pdx
> http://www.chesnok.com/daily
> 



Lewis R Cunningham

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