[colug-432] Publicizing technical events (Re: Hadoop interest ?)

Jeff Frontz jeff.frontz at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 16:07:00 EST 2010

I'd definitely sign up for such a thing (technical-meetings-only meetup),
but I suspect it will take some significant marketing/value-added to get a
sizable technical membership (it will no doubt have a huge subset of the
marketing/recruiting/sales/techno-wannabe/techno-hanger-on folks from the
"flagship" techlife columbus group flocking to it).

I didn't realize that meetup has an external API (I mean, it makes sense;
just never thought about it).   Perhaps that's how sadukie does
http://clevelandtechevents.com/ (and it's less popular cousin,


On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 3:48 PM, Tyler Wymer <twymer at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't think a mailing list of these would be as useful as simply
> starting a new meetup group to serve as a technical meetings only
> subset of the Techlife meetup group.
> However in terms of a site, I don't think you'd need a "critical mass"
> of members. The majority of technical groups in Columbus have meetup
> pages. Their API would allow such a site to pull new meeting info from
> these groups to go along with user submitted meetings. This would mean
> that on launch with zero users, we would already have a more usable
> list of information than we currently have.
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