> Thanks Andy, the advice was great. I specially like the Coursera idea, it
> will be easy to set and can help us to start :)
> Thanks a million!
> On Sunday, September 2, 2012 6:03:11 PM UTC+1, Andy Hicks wrote:
>> Hi Pere
>> You may be pleased/surprised how familiar this sounds, The original
>> london ug had basically died when I took over and I had never organised
>> anything before. On the first meetup I organised I was so convinced that
>> nobody would turn up that I didn't even book a table/area, in the end about
>> 20 people turned up and I was very surprised.
>> One think I would say is just to try to arrange a fixed day, ie first
>> Wednesday of the month. This makes it much easier to plan around and
>> everybody knows whats happening without thinking. Then you can start on
>> what, pub/beer, dojo, talks (If you are looking for a dojo talk then we
>> have done http://codekata.pragprog.**com/2007/01/kata_four_data_.**html<http://codekata.pragprog.com/2007/01/kata_four_data_.html>about 20 time with different groups)
>> Having said all that, I will now contradict everything by saying, how
>> about arranging a study group around Martins course (
>> https://www.coursera.org/**course/progfun<https://www.coursera.org/course/progfun>). If its only 3 people sitting in a pub going 'I don't understand question
>> 2' then by then end of the 7 weeks then I would guess you have a good set
>> of mates to start something more permanent.
>> Write an email for scala-user mailing list, nobody is worried about the
>> first event being promoted. You could also send it to cakesolutions.com
>> and 'this week in #scala'<http://www.cakesolutions.net/teamblogs/2012/08/31/this-week-in-scala-...>.
>> I'm guessing they will be very happy to help out.
>> It is good fun and I've met lots of new people while running the London
>> ps: There is also a scala user group team leaders google group
>> https://groups.google.**com/d/forum/scala-user-groups<https://groups.google.com/d/forum/scala-user-groups>it was setup after his years scaladays for things like your question,
>> hasn't been used much. If thinks take off then you are more than happy to
>> On 2 September 2012 13:21, Pere Villega <arac...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I'm trying to "resurrect" the Dublin Scala User Group. Thing is, to add
>>> to all "standard issues" of trying to organize a meeting of this
>>> style...I've never been a member of a user group! Yes, I know...
>>> So, I'm wondering if any of you could drop a couple of hints on what to
>>> do for our 1st meeting. We will probably be just a few people, I don't
>>> expect more than 4-5, and I would like to avoid the 1st meeting being a
>>> failure :P
>>> Pere Villega