New PyData Atlanta Forming
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.
No, not Spring the Java framework. Spring as in the season. I've gone through the meetups listed here and if it hasn't met in the past six months, I've removed it. Just gotta keep the content accurate and relevant.
New Search Engine Marketing Open Source Group
There's a new Search Engine Marketing Open Source Group forming. From their Meetup page:
This is an Open Source group dedicated to sharing the best practices and strategies that allow small businesses to build and manage a self directed Search Engine Marketing program. Topics covered in this meetup: . What is SEM and how do consumers interact with it. Landing pages vs. website for lead conversion. Search engines beyond the obvious. Best practices for converting clicks into customers. Applying solutions in internet time. This meetup is 100% free and you will not be asked by anyone to signup for or purchase anything. The goal of this meetup it provide you with real world strategies that you can apply to your business. If you RSVP please attend, we only have 100 slots available. Please do not bring children or outside food.
New Cumulus Networks Meetup Forming
SouthEast LinuxFest in Charlotte June 10-12
OK, not strictly Atlanta, but just up I-85. The SouthEast LinuxFest is coming June 10-12. What with a Craft Beer Bottle Share, and Geeks with Guns, what more could you want? Check out the schedule, speakers and all the other details on their website.
Open Source Company Needs Part-Time Salesperson
Open Maps? Yes, Indeed. From their Meetup Page:
MaptimeATL is the Atlanta chapter of Maptime (http://maptime.io)!
Maptime is, rather literally, time for mapmaking. Our mission is to open the doors of cartographic possibility to anyone interested by creating a time and space for collaborative learning, exploration, and map creation using mapping tools and technologies. This open learning environment for all levels and degrees of knowledge offers intentional support for the beginner. Maptime is simultaneously flexible and structured, creating space for workshops, ongoing projects with a shared goal, and independent/collaborative work time.
Inspiration for Maptime comes from both hack nights and knitting circles. Both are models of spaces for people to create and learn together. Our goal is to provide this space with an open heart and without pretension. You can bring your own projects to work on, or just hang out and socialize or ask questions. Some people are experts, and some people are just getting started, but all of us are learning, so why not do it together?
Maptime is hands-on, so don't forget to bring your laptop!
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.
Sugar CRM Group Re-Lanuch
The local Sugar CRM community has had an on-again, off-again series of meetups over the years. Looks like it's on agian. See their Meetup Page. I have mixed feelings about Sugar's Open Source commitment, but here's hoping they get things going again.