I answered (a). That means it would be very hard for me to convince
you I REALLY want a community. In the meantime, I help anyone posting
to the list whenever I can and scheme to show some cool things to the
community once they're ready to be shown in public :)
Steve has a blog at http://unirec.blogspot.com .
On 30/03/2008, doron <doron...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't have any contructive Idea, but I am glad we at least have this
> Google Group to communicate through, even if it looks like a place
> holder or a job board ;)
Let's keep this mailing list. If someone has question about Rails
hosting in Israel, or problems with Hebrew localization, or just want
to know how to say Mongrel in Hebrew, I think this is the right place
(same for job offers, etc.). If this group will become very active
sometime, maybe that'll be the time to organize another meeting.
First of all, I completely understand your frustration. We all hoped
that the Dev'il group project would catch up. We all were very
disappointed when it did not. When last meeting failed, I got flakked
via email by the people who helped us with the logistics of last
meeting - and I've already left the country at that point.
However, despair and resignation are not the answer.
The group currently has 107 registered members. Think about it!
That's 107 people in Israel who want to be a part of an Israeli Ruby
community. As a manager in the group, you can see that the vast
majority of those people are subscribed the regular email. Not only
that - they actively participate! This very thread - pessimistic as
it is - attests to that. In less than 12 hours, you got 7 replies from
6 different people. 7 replies, in less than 12 hours, to one post.
Other recent threads got replies as well. In fact the only threads
left without reply are the job posts (and I'm sure you heard that
those got several private replies).
The group is very much alive, and wants to keep living.
The main thing right now is to organize more meetings, which are the
lifeblood and raison d'etre of every local Ruby community - Israeli
Never forget that when we had meeting agendas, with interesting topics
and quality material - people did show up. The last non-Dev'il related
meeting had 12 people despite being the infamous "free agenda with
some backup" meeting. Other meetings, with organized agendas and
in-depth presentations, had 15+ attendants - even when the group had
scarcely half the subscribers it does today.
It would have been great if the project took off. But for the time
being, it does not. This reality must be accepted, and the group must
Shlomi Fish http://www.shlomifish.org/
The bad thing about hardware is that it sometimes work and sometimes doesn't.
The good thing about software is that it's consistent: it always does not
work, and it always does not work in exactly the same way.