Subject: Joomla User Group Preston, Blackburn, Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool
I am trying to set up a Joomla User Group in my area, to allow Joomla users to get together, swap notes and socialise on a regular basis, e.g. monthly.
For my particular purpose anybody in and around Preston, Blackburn, Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool and the area between those cities would be in reasonable reach.
If there is a cluster of prospects in any particular place, we will try to congregate there.
If we get a reasonable number of people around Preston and Blackburn, for example, we have a venue near Preston where we can meet to swap notes AND get a fantastic Indian buffet dinner for £10 (ten pounds) "eat as much as you like", manna from heaven for starving or frustrated Joomla developers. (Invite a starving banker or a naughty Member of Parliament, if you like :-) )
I am trying to collect the names of interested people through this Forum (the only one I know), but organise get-togethers using the facilities and software of "Meet-up":http://www.meetup.com/
This will make organisation and notifications cheap and easy. There are meet-up groups for Joomla users in the States, but not in the UK.
If anyone is interested in joining, please e-mail me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
so that I can collect addresses. Please send me your towns and postcodes as well, so that I can locate you and see where clusters form.
Please put "Joomla User Group" into your subject line, so that I can fish you all out of my junk bin.
Pass on this proposal to as many people as possible. Propagate it through Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.
Any other ideas on how to spread the word? (I am only beginning to learn how to use Facebook etc.)
Who could help me organise the group? Volunteers please!
I hope that lots of fellow enthusiasts will now start coming out of the woodwork.