Manhattan, NY, USA Idea for QTP/UFT User Group
I have an idea for a new type of User Group Meeting. It is very non-standard, but I'd like to see if anyone is interested.
All User Groups that I belong to meet in a room. We have a projector, laptop and it feels as if I am at work, but not getting paid. Yuck!
I run a very successful urban hiking group using Meetup.com. We mostly walk in Queens, NYC and then go for a bite to eat at a restaurant.
My idea is to mix meeting outdoors in NYC/LI/NJ while we discuss Automation Testing. I'm mostly on the QTP / QC side, but this would be for all types of testing tools.
Could a Walking/Hiking healthy outdoor group work in this format?
Any opinions? Anyone intrested in this idea?
Well you just inspired me for my group...I would love to have the Boston group do something outside but walking/hiking doesn't promote discussion which is really my goal. However, it might just be great for networking only. Interesting...
Hi Jean Ann,
I'm glad that my idea inspired you.
I sometimes get into conversations about coding with some of the Hikers in my group. We have a few Java folks and other OO people. I find that when I'm relaxed and moving around I can think differently and the concepts make more sense. Without the screen in front of us we have to discuss it in a way where we both see the idea without the exact code. I find it useful. There are not many VBScripters around to share ideas with though.
It does work for networking and making friends, but I don't want to give up on the technical side yet.