MEETUP with other local Java developers to network with each other and talk about jobs, code, architecture and innovation in San Francisco on Monday, January 20 @ 7:00PM. This is a FREE event.
StudioZ.tv is hosting this event because Jon Scott Stevens, Java developer and Co-Founder of the Apache Jakarta project, now owns the space and has graciously offered drink specials and munchies all night long! StudioZ.tv also has openly available 802.11b wireless, full liquor bar, sound system and is 21+ only.
So, please sign up for free at http://java.meetup.com and confirm that you will be attending. Then, the night of the event, show up and let's have some Java geek socializing fun!
I don't know how appropriate it is to keep advertising an event of interest only to a very small portion of Advogato's readership. By now, you've posted it three times on Advogato, so those here who are interested in it should know about it and be able to follow a different website.
New people sign up to advogato all the time so they might not have seen past notices. I don't think that a single monthly notice is that bad or spammy at all. Maybe it is just noticed more because there have been fewer postings here. Also, I know that there are quite a few people interested in the event and I have had people tell me they found out about it from here.
It seems to me that things that are community building with personal interactions is a good thing and should be appreciated around here most of all (given that this is a community building website).
However, if people really feel that I shouldn't post about the event here any longer, I will respect that and I won't. =)
Maybe we need a poll, how many advogato people are java developers near San Francisco? If most are, then it would be good to have this posting.
Do we really want the articles to be swarmed by lots of local postings, each of use to 1% of Advogato at most? That would quickly overwhelm anything that's actually interesting to the community at large.
It's nice to see what you're up to, and StudioZ looks like a cool project.
(That said I kind of agree with Alan that it perhaps doesn't need to be posted every month; perhaps just something on your personal page would be sufficient.)