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Title: Active user groups
Post by: AWOL on Feb 14, 2017, 10:58 am
Obviously, over time, the title of this thread is going to sound a little hollow, but feel free to leave contact details (and I mean details - if you're in Boston, make sure you tell people which Boston)
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: PaulRB on Mar 08, 2017, 02:03 am
barnsley.io (http://barnsley.io), Yorkshire, UK. We meet twice a month at the address below. Check the link for date of next meeting. One day we hope to set up our own maker space in Barnsley.

Barnsley Digital Media Centre,

County Way, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2JW
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: forensicneuropsychologyexpert on Dec 05, 2017, 05:22 pm
In Claremont, California. Looking to link up with some other folks locally.
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: rexlee on Jan 02, 2018, 09:46 am
At the Geelong Amateur Radio Club http://vk3atl.org/  (http://vk3atl.org/) , we have several keen Arduino /Linux users, who are keen to promote Arduino.  We have good lab/workshop facilities and intenet access.
We meet every Wednesday 2 PM-5PM, Friday 7PM-11.59PM++ and are keen to have some Saturday AM/PM activity especially if it will get some parent/kids involvement.

We have supported a hacker space at one stage, but they disintegrated.  We are keen to seem some making/soldering/testing etc.   Bring it on!
Lee VK3PK
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: wa4wdl on Mar 07, 2018, 06:34 pm
Portsmouth Virginia, interested in any local Arduino groups.
John M Franke


jmfranke@cox.net
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: pluisi on May 13, 2018, 02:13 pm
Mantua, Italy.
We meet every week since Feb 2014.
At the moment we meet in Casamatta, via della Conciliazione 118, every Tuesday starting at 9 PM.
If you are around, please come and meet us there.
Have fun everybody
Pierluigi
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: labsud on May 23, 2018, 07:14 pm
Hi,

How long does it take to have an answer after submitting for creating an Arduino Users Group ?

It is said that it can take up to seven working days but we first submit the form 5 weeks ago.

On the form there is still a message "your application has been successfully submitted. waiting for approval"

We had also submitted for organizing an event for the arduino day and it has been accepted the next day.

We sent an email 2 weeks ago to ask if we will have news soon but no answer...

Can someone help us ?

Our group name in the proposal is "LABSud"

Regards

Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: polymorph on Jun 01, 2018, 09:01 pm
OlyMEGA in Olympia, WA, USA. We have an Open House every Thursday with a short meeting about what is coming up and what we're working on, a show-and-tell for anyone who wants to show or talk about a project, and people meeting and greeting.

Every Tuesday, I hold an Arduino with Steve meetup from 6 to 8pm. I'm learning to program Arduinos with the help of some of our more experienced programmers who may wander in and out, and others come in to learn along with me. We share information on a Google Group that is open only to members in good standing, but this website and forum are on our list of resources and I refer to pages here often when we're working out how different commands work.

http://www.olymega.org (http://www.olymega.org)
http://www.meetup.com/olymega (http://www.meetup.com/olymega)
http://www.facebook.com/olymega1 (http://www.facebook.com/olymega1)

I told everyone that I've applied for Arduino User Group status for us, they are very excited.
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: polymorph on Jun 08, 2018, 05:36 pm
Has this been given up on, or are they just overwhelmed by the response?
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: Ammar_of_ASH on Aug 13, 2018, 08:56 am
How log does it take for a group to be approved? I know a few people around me submitted for group.
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: polymorph on Aug 14, 2018, 06:09 pm
I've been waiting since June. Haven't heard anything back yet.
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: atl_sajs on Aug 20, 2018, 04:28 pm
Hey!

Would be glad if I could have an update regarding my AUG application.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: atl_dpsgurgaon on Aug 20, 2018, 04:42 pm
Hey!

Would be glad if I could have an update regarding my AUG application.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: atl_sajs on Aug 21, 2018, 11:19 am
Hey!

We are impatiently waiting for our AUG application to be considered.

We are a group of 97 children in Ghaziabad, India. We meet 4 times a week to work with IoT and robotics projects. Once every fortnight we organize a larger workshop which is open to all and our parents, friends, teachers join us.

Please consider our application and revert soon!


Hey!

Would be glad if I could have an update regarding my AUG application.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: atl_dpsgurgaon on Aug 21, 2018, 11:21 am
Hey!

We are impatiently waiting for our AUG application to be considered.

We are a group of 88 children in Gurgaon, India. We meet 4 times a week to work with IoT and robotics projects. Once every fortnight we organize a larger workshop which is open to all and our parents, friends, teachers join us.

Please consider our application and revert soon!

Hey!

Would be glad if I could have an update regarding my AUG application.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: polymorph on Aug 21, 2018, 06:10 pm
I just checked the map. OlyMEGA was approved, but no one told me. No notification at all.

I suggest checking the map to see if your group is already there.

https://www.arduino.cc/en/aug/ (https://www.arduino.cc/en/aug/)
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: polymorph on Aug 21, 2018, 06:12 pm
No Project Hub page for OlyMEGA, though. I don't see how I can make one.
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: atl_sajs on Aug 25, 2018, 03:44 pm
A humble reminder!

Hey!

We are impatiently waiting for our AUG application to be considered.

We are a group of 97 children in Ghaziabad, India. We meet 4 times a week to work with IoT and robotics projects. Once every fortnight we organize a larger workshop which is open to all and our parents, friends, teachers join us.

Please consider our application and revert soon!


Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: polymorph on Sep 04, 2018, 11:17 pm
Check the AUG page for your location, it may be up now. I was never informed, but OlyMEGA is on the map, now.
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: atl_dpsgurgaon on Sep 14, 2018, 09:08 am
Still no update about our request to start AUG at Gurgaon, India. Can't see it yet on the AUG map.

We are a group of 435 students from grade 6 to 12 and 63 teachers. We meet thrice a week to work on Arduino platform and build projects related to what we study in the classroom.

I believe some recognition from the AUG community will do us good and motivate our kids.

A humble reminder to consider our application.


Check the AUG page for your location, it may be up now. I was never informed, but OlyMEGA is on the map, now.
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: atl_sajs on Sep 19, 2018, 02:00 pm
Humble reminder!

Apologies for thread bombing.


Still no update about our request to start AUG at Gurgaon, India. Can't see it yet on the AUG map.

We are a group of 435 students from grade 6 to 12 and 63 teachers. We meet thrice a week to work on Arduino platform and build projects related to what we study in the classroom.

I believe some recognition from the AUG community will do us good and motivate our kids.

A humble reminder to consider our application.


Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: PaulRB on Sep 19, 2018, 06:34 pm
atl_sajs/atl_dpsgurgaon please stop posting everything twice. It is annoying. If you must, post once, and mention both cities. But if I were you I would give up. Clearly no-one who can influence AUG applications is reading this thread.
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: AWOL on Sep 19, 2018, 07:06 pm
Thread adjusted.
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: Henry_Best on Dec 07, 2018, 02:07 am
London UK


London Hackspace is pleased to announce the restart of it's "Not just Arduino" meetings in it's new location at Ujima House, 388 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AR. The next two meetings will be on Thursday 13/12/2018 and Thursday 20/12/2018, both from 7:00PM. For more details, see our events calendar (https://london.hackspace.org.uk/events/).
Hackspace members and non-members are welcome. Beginners are especially welcome.
In the new year we hope to start regular fortnightly meetings.
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: polymorph on Dec 10, 2018, 08:36 pm
This is very user-unfriendly.
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: AWOL on Dec 10, 2018, 08:40 pm
This is very user-unfriendly.
What is?
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: sk1pper on Dec 26, 2018, 07:10 am
Still no update about our request to start AUG at Gurgaon, India. Can't see it yet on the AUG map.

We are a group of 435 students from grade 6 to 12 and 63 teachers. We meet thrice a week to work on Arduino platform and build projects related to what we study in the classroom.

I believe some recognition from the AUG community will do us good and motivate our kids.

A humble reminder to consider our application.


I have been waiting a response to my multiple attempts to get a group moving in Myanmar aimed at empowering the primary, secondary ad teriary education sectors.
Nothing
Zilch
Zero
No responses to my queries.
Sad that communications are so poor.
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: polymorph on Jan 03, 2019, 06:09 pm
This is very user-unfriendly.
What is?
Seriously? Have you been following this thread?
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: PaulRB on Jan 03, 2019, 07:44 pm
Seriously? Have you been following this thread?
Steve, AWOL started this thread, and I posted the first reply. I don't understand why you are saying it is not user friendly either. This thread is no different to any other thread on the forum, as far as I can see. Anyone can reply, add attachments etc. So what were your expectations of this thread? What would make it more user friendly, for you?
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: ChrisTenone on Jan 04, 2019, 12:58 am
Everyone should realize that Arduino corporate does not check this forum for input. Valentina (https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?action=profile;u=485639), from Arduino occasionally posts here, but for the most part, the forums are autonomous.
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: PaulRB on Jan 04, 2019, 07:46 am
I think the most important thing that the Arduino corporation does for this forum is pay for the infrastructure of the forum itself. Advertising space on the forum is minimal, unlike many other forums where, in order to pay for those forums to be free for their members, the advertising is extremely intrusive, dominating each page and making those forums pretty horrible to use.
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: ChrisTenone on Jan 04, 2019, 05:19 pm
There is an ad right below your post Paul. It's been the same one since they started, I wonder how effective that is.
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: polymorph on Jan 22, 2019, 11:20 pm
Steve, AWOL started this thread, and I posted the first reply. I don't understand why you are saying it is not user friendly either. This thread is no different to any other thread on the forum, as far as I can see. Anyone can reply, add attachments etc. So what were your expectations of this thread? What would make it more user friendly, for you?
My apologies for not being more clear. I meant that the Arduino User Group program is not very user friendly. It took a very long time for my application to get posted, and no one emailed me, I had to find out by digging for user groups nearby.

The method for posting projects is not very clear. I just gave it up as not worth it.
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: atl_dpsgurgaon on Feb 08, 2019, 07:00 am
Steve, AWOL started this thread, and I posted the first reply. I don't understand why you are saying it is not user friendly either. This thread is no different to any other thread on the forum, as far as I can see. Anyone can reply, add attachments etc. So what were your expectations of this thread? What would make it more user friendly, for you?
The irony of this post will kill us sooner than the delays in approving our applications. So many people have been constantly trying to start a user group but somehow our applications just won't move forward.

Since you ask, our expectation from the thread is to get help and update with our application.
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: PaulRB on Feb 08, 2019, 08:44 pm
Since you ask, our expectation from the thread is to get help and update with our application.
I think I understand your frustration. You need somewhere to rage about that frustration. And this forum belongs to Arduino corporation, so it seems like the right outlet for those emotions. But the thread was started by AWOL, who is a global moderator but is not employed by Arduino corporation. He's a trusted volunteer but, as far as I know, has no influence or special channel of communication with the corporation. I think he created this thread in good faith for any Arduino related groups to reach out to like minded individuals. He, like myself, was not aware of the pent-up frustration of those trying hard to establish these official Arduino groups.
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: sk1pper on Apr 14, 2019, 02:38 am
I've been frustrated trying to start a user group too, for more than six months!
I have mailed several times as well but have never had the basic courtesy if a reply.
Whilst I understand and respect the fact that this effort was set up by well meaning volunteers and enthusiasts, I do think that, now that this is truly global and in the era of IoT, that the follow up could be more professional.
If the User Group membership is managed by a volunteer, perhaps it is time to either let someone else who can devote some time/interest to it, or to broaden it and operate it on a moderator-type basis to ensure that these groups are adequately supported.
Title: Re: Active user groups
Post by: PaulRB on Apr 14, 2019, 09:28 am
The point I'm trying to make is that the people who process user group requests don't read this forum. It's pointless complaining about it here.