Overlapping Digital Events

April 30, 2009

photoOverlapping social events in the tech scene is beginning to become an issue for Nashville’s geek community and I suppose I should be glad that there are an over abundance of things to do rather than complain that I now have choices.

But when one of those meetups remains ignorant enough to overlap events on purpose, well, I guess that speaks to the heart of what kind of meetup group it actually is. I’m talking about the faux community “Digital Nashville” (Here start-eth the Flame War).

Digital Nashville has taken it upon themselves to schedule their event at the exact same time as the Centre{source} Mixer, which has always been well communicated and began their regular monthly meetups in January. Therefore I can say with a bit of authority that the information about the c{s} Mixer gathering, which typically has a pretty good turn out, is not hard to find. I can also say that there is some spill over so that the same people attending the Mixer are also involved in the Digital Nashville meetup.

But they chose to remain ignorant and schedule their event on the same day despite having at least a month to preplan. I know this because I got a message from the “Digital-Nash Ville” Facebook account. Apparently they are also ignorant of starting a Facebook group managed by real people (that is, actual people without hyphens in their names). Do you really want to attend a DIGITAL event that’s been organized by folks who don’t know how to use Facebook properly?

I’m just saying, If I were to recommend a choice between the two, I’d go with the Mixer.

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