I was very glad and impressed with our AGM by the number of people who got to attend. I love our forum and the way it binds us together. At the same time, people have been virtualizing local meetups, removing barriers that would normally prevent people to gather.
I would like us to get to know each other better. I think a monthly virtual meetup could be a great opportunity for that. Of course, we would also discuss topics we care about that touch the Claris ecosystem.
I am simply calling this "Bobino & friends" because I do not see this as something officially tied to fmSoup, people could participate without being members here, but since I am talking about it here first, I would suspect a good number of us would also be fmSoup members.
Coming up with a schedule that fits everyone is impossible and that is unfortunate. I noticed that during the AGM, some of our friends from Europe felt like the meeting was reaching a bit too late into the evening. So I would aim for something in the EST timezone that would start anywhere between 11am - 1pm. Without having a set duration in mind I suspect a 60-90 minutes exchange would be interesting, but we could prolong based on scheduling conflicts or not.
On my end, I am hesitating on doing this either the 4th Tuesday of the month or the 4th Saturday of the month.
Does that sound interesting to any of you? Maybe it's just me? If we are only a handful, I'm not sure I will move forward with this, but if a good number feel like this is a good idea, then I will get things in motion.
With this in mind, please let me know your preference below (voters will be shown next to their respective answers, to facilitate follow-ups, therefore the polls below give you no anonymity).
- 4th Tuesday at 11am (EST)
- 4th Tuesday at 12pm (EST)
- 4th Tuesday at 1pm (EST)
- 4th Saturday at 11am (EST)
- 4th Saturday at 12pm (EST)
- 4th Saturday at 1pm (EST)
If you signal your interest, but do not specify a time preference, I will understand it as you would like to join, but on a different schedule. If that category has a ton of response, I may reach out individually to see if an alternate (or additional) schedule could work for a larger number.
If there is something about this you would like to discuss, please DM me directly and refrain from starting a discussion below.