[OT-ish] naming a MeetUp group

Bill Vlahos bvlahos at mac.com
Mon Aug 10 20:13:53 CEST 2015


Martin,

I’m involved with a couple of MeetUp groups. My experience is similar to yours regarding the lack of attendance even when people confirm they are coming.

Bill Vlahos

> On Aug 9, 2015, at 7:21 AM, Martin Koob <mkoob at rogers.com> wrote:
> 
> I set up a meet-up group page in Toronto
> 
> http://www.meetup.com/Greater-Toronto-Area-LiveCode-Users-Group/members/
> 
> I was hoping to specifically focus on LiveCode so included that in the name.   
> 
> You also set a headline for the group.  I used the following to hilite the
> multi platform capabilities.
> 
> "LiveCode: write once, deploy on iOS, Android, Mac OS X, Windows, Linux,
> Server"
> 
> I think if you are trying to appeal to new programmers they may not know
> that 'High level' means.  It may actually sound more difficult,  i.e. you
> are working at a high level.
> 
> Maybe in the group headline you can explain that high level languages are
> easier to use.
> 
> "Coding doesn't need to be scary, high level languages have all of the power
> to do what you want done with less of the complexity. If you have an idea
> for an app and want to get started right away join this meet-up.
> 
> I am not sure how much of that will fit in the headline.
> 
> With the Toronto LiveCode meet up group members keep joining, it is up to 35
> now.  However I have not had much luck getting people to come out to a meet
> up.
> 
> Martin
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