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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: 2008-01-31 21:56:21
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--- Selena Deckelmann <selenamarie(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:

> We now have you as a contact in the Florida area!  :)

Works for me!

> 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.

That would be awesome.  I think a mail list is a great way to start.

> 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?

I haven't set up a user group but I was on the board of a user group
(oracle not postgres).  I can advertise on my blogs and I know quite
a few techies in town that I can pass the word to.

> 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.

Not yet but I am hoping I can get something.  There are some training
centers as well as community colleges near by.

> Below is a dump of resources I found:
Thanks for the resources.  I will go through them and see who I can
contact.  I guess if you can get the mail list set up, I will contact
them after that and give the email subscription info at the same

Thank you for your help.


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