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Re: SFPUG Meetings

From: "Alan Bram" <alan(dot)bram(at)bangnetworks(dot)com>
To: <chulat(at)mail(dot)com>, <sfpug(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: <elein(at)varlena(dot)com>
Subject: Re: SFPUG Meetings
Date: 2003-03-14 01:31:39
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Hi folks,

I'm (very) new to this list.  I had been reluctant to say anything on this topic, but ... what the heck!

In general I would be interested in attending a meeting to learn more about PostgreSQL.  However, I'm rather busy, so I'm not sure I would be able to make it.  Furthermore, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are exactly the two days I could never make it.  (That's why I had been reluctant to say anything, because I thought since I could never make it my preferences would be irrelevant.)

I work in SF (near the new ball park), so an SF location would be highly desirable.

Theoretically I would be happy to present something someday.  However, I'm far too new at using PostgreSQL to have any knowledge to contribute at this point.

By the way, the application I'm working on doesn't do any fancy SQL query processing.  We're basically just using PostgreSQL for the transaction logging capability.

Cheers,
 - arb


> -----Original Message-----
> From: LN Cisneros [mailto:lnsea(at)earthlink(dot)net]
> Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 4:44 PM
> To: sfpug(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Cc: elein(at)varlena(dot)com
> Subject: Re: [sfpug] SFPUG Meetings
> 
> 
> 
> In my case, for the last two meetings (the previous one being 
> cancelled) I was not able to make it.  I didn't speak up to 
> say I would not be there but I did not reply when asked for a 
> head count.
> 
> I guess it's just in my nature to be a lurker whereas I 
> peruse email lists and meetings to soak up as much info as I 
> can.  It also means that I am more stealth that interactive.  
> I will pipe up when I have questions though.  I bring this up 
> just to point out what my expectation of the user's group 
> (and the lists) is -- to garner info on postgresql.
> 
> Having said that and due to a job change, it's hard to say 
> how many I can make these days but it seems that one a month 
> is too many and maybe even one every other month is too many.
> 
> San Francisco vs. East Bay doesn't make a difference.
> 
> Depending on what has been planned for the meeting, I think 
> taking a quorum count of who can and can't make it is a good 
> idea.  If this is done ahead of time this situation can be 
> avoided in the future as meetings can be cancelled if the 
> count is too low for the planned meeting.  Also, if everyone 
> knows how many are and aren't coming they can decide if they 
> want to go ahead with the meeting as well.  
> 
> Also, it seems that Josh has to pull teeth to get presenters. 
>  I liked it when someone (apologies for forgetting who) 
> researched a new feature and presented notes.  Performance 
> advice is always welcome as well. But, people in their busy 
> lives can't always do this on a regular basis.
> 
> What if the meetings were set up more formally but to occur 
> less often?  Like one a quarter or two or three a year.  And, 
> really do a who can and can't make it list to arrange the 
> date.  I.E.  arrange the date around the most who *can* make 
> it.  Then, folks would also accumulate more info. that they can share.
> 
> MHO,
> 
> L.
> 
> -------Original Message-------
> From: elein <elein(at)sbcglobal(dot)net>
> Sent: 03/13/03 12:16 PM
> To: sfpug(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: [sfpug] SFPUG Meetings
> 
> > 
> > 
> Our attendence at our meetings leaves something
> to be desired.  David Fetter hospitably offered lovely,
> and obscure CasaDonde, but only Dan and I showed up.
> 
> Are we having an east bay/SF divide?  Are people
> *interested* in meetings?  What would you like
> to get out of face to face meetings?  What would
> you like to contribute to meetings?  
> 
> Comments, anyone?
> 
> elein
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