A Couple of New WordPress Meetups
A couple of new WordPress meetups popped up on my email today:
Is there an official WordPress Meetup Starter Kit? The descriptions of these two groups are strangely similar. Check it out.
Make and Repair
I think the makerspace movement should join forces with the RepairCafe movement. Those that are good at making things are probably also good at repairing things. This would generate positive press for their local makerspace and be an effective community service.
ALE Central Moving!
In Today's Mailbag:
As many people know, our hosting at Emory University with the BioMedical Informatics department in the School of Medicine is coming to an end. With the upcoming move to the department's new space comes new security policies that will be problematic for access for non-Emory people. Not to mention being 6 blocks (uphill both ways) away from parking!
So ALE-Central will be moving it's meetings to the Decatur Makers space (605 W. Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA) a very short walk away from The Marlay House (a nice Irish pub) and a short drive away from the The Brickstore Pub and Twains and Mac McGees (3 wateringholes I have personally attended many times - Twains has pool and shuffleboard and is a brewpub!). Beginning in March 21, ALE will also shift the meeting time for ALE Central to the third TUESDAY of each month.
None of this will affect the other ALE meetings/meetups so if you don't make the monthly, formal meetings, no problem.
PHP[tek] Conference Coming to Atlanta
You might have heard by now that the php[tek] conference is coming to Atlanta next year on May 24th-26th. (Preliminary details are at https://tek.phparch.com/ and you can see last year's site, schedule, etc. at https://tek16.phparch.com/.)
There's a new hackerspace in Roswell called Counterpoint Hackerspace. They've just moved in to their new space as of October 2016. Their website doesn't have a lot of info as of yet. From their Meetup Page:
We are Counterpoint. Counterpoint is a hackerspace for technical-creative projects, doocratically run by our members. We are a non-profit educational institution intended for public benefit. Come and visit our space located in Roswell, Georgia. We teach, we learn, we share.
New Kubernetes Meetup
There's a new Kubernetes meetup forming. From their Meetup page:
Meet other developers and users of Kubernetes. Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions. Kubernetes can run almost anywhere, including Google Compute Engine, Vagrant, CoreOS, Azure, vSphere, RackSpace, etc. Learn more about Kubernetes at http://kubernetes.io
From their Meetup page:
PyData-Atlanta is interested in telling insightful stories about data and exploring the methods behind those stories. We advocate for open data ecosystems and workflows that center on open source tools, especially (but not exclusively) based in Python. We are focused on the vertical integration of tools and skills that transform raw data into insights, and we aim to provide a seminar-like learning environment. We host short interactive presentations, audience-contributed lightning talks, panel discussions, and informal networking opportunities. Our events can benefit both experienced and beginner data scientists alike.
Announced in the September 2016 meeting, this meetup is already the 6th largest PyData meetup in the world. Way to go!
New Way to Help Sponsor Your Group
A friend of mine runs LiveSoftwareEvents.com, a way to live-stream video and make money from it. The organizer doesn't pay, just the remote viewers. They pay a reasonable $1 per hour which gets split with the organizer. If you or your group would like to give it a try, contact Bernie LiveSoftwareEvents and give it a try.