Nov 2017 attendee expressed interest in hosting a meeting
Jan 23, 2018 got to speaking with their team about open data AND OPEN NYC DATA WEEK WAS IN ONE MONTH
“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!”
― Richard Branson
Serendipity seems to be the theme of many awesome user groups that come together, even when time isn't on my side.
With all the moving pieces pulling together speakers and a venue -- and still having run my company -- technology sure
comes in handy to keep on top of everything (and keep my sanity). I use Polymail that let's me set follow-up reminders.
Here's what the next few weeks looked like. Probably 50+ emails to make this happen.
Feb 12 big idea needs a big venue; secured space for 140
Feb 22 met folks from Census Bureau at Tableau Gov't Summit
Feb 27 secured speaker from NYC Mayor's office
Feb 28 secured speaker from Tableau Public team
Mar 2 secured speaker from Census Bureau
Basically, everything came together in about two weeks, including two speakers being remote and figuring out the
simplest technology options for recording the meeting. Everyone was able to install join.me.
All was set for March 7; except for Mother Nature.
Mar 7 user group postponed to Mar 21 from Nor'Easter
Mar 21 user group postponed to Apr 11 from Nor'Easter
Apr 11 keeping my fingers crossed
While writing this, I'm watching the snowfall from this morning melt, and hoping it's all sunshine ahead
I'll post the recording in a couple weeks for you to share with your user groups.
I wish you a happy day,