Thursday, January 31, 2013

First Puerto Rico Python Interest Group Meeting

Long live Puerto Rico PIG!
2/06/13 @ Ficus Cafe at 8pm

We will conduct our first meeting on February 6th at 8:00 pm at the Ficus Cafe in front of the Puerto Rico Convention Center.  Alex Rivera, founder of Startup After Hours Puerto Rico, has graciously allowed me a few minutes to introduce prPIG to his community during their scheduled meetup.

My objectives are simple. First, in order to prepare for the meeting, I wanted to launch a minimal viable product website and email mailing list, which I completed yesterday.  That's why I reached out to Alex, because...

An second, I wanted to get the word out as quickly as possible. At the event I will share the mission of the prPIG community, invite new members (free), and review the types of activities we have planned.  I hope to see you there!

P.S. I'm in the process of getting us listed on the Python Foundation Local User Group page of official list of Piggies on the Python Foundation Wiki. Soon it will be official, Puerto Rico will have their very own Piggy!(*)

(*) The Python Foundation refers to their local user groups as Python Interest Groups (PIG). 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

First Steps to Building a Community

Every community must start somewhere.  This one grew out of a overwhelming need to better organize and educate the software development community in Puerto Rico.  It materialized in the desires of like-minded volunteers who were willing to cooperate and work together to fill that need.

There are many things to share and many more things to do, but this is a start. At this new beginning, everything is possible, and where we might end up is difficult to predict.  However, what we know is  that Puerto Rico needs software development leadership more than anything. We need leaders to pick up their respective banners and announce to everyone, "We are here to help! We are going to help!"