This is a cross-post of something I just put up on Google+. My username on G+ is Keith Murphy. If you are interested please search me out on G+ and comment on the post. Thanks!! km
I have an idea that I wanted to see if there would be interested people who would like to pursue it. One of things I love to do is participate in MySQL Users groups. When I had the chance I was able to go to user groups in various places I have lived or been. However, my home for a long time has been in an area that isn't heavily populated so there is no actual user groups closer than six hours drive away. I did attempt to start a user group in the nearest city several years ago but it didn't get off the ground.
Anyways, I have been using G+ for some months now and I would like to expand my professional usage of it. One of the great new features that Google added recently was "hangouts". If you don't know what they are, it's simply a way to video conference with a group.
My idea is simple. Why not form a MySQL Users Group in G+? For those of us who don't have one near them I think it would be a great idea. As far as I can see a hangout could work just like a normal users groups just without the drinks and pizza (sorry, but you will have to provide your own). Someone would need to run the meeting, someone would be able to do a presentation (you can share your desktop with the hangout). I'm sure there would be a few things to work out but I think it would be quite cool to meet people not just in your local area but potentially all over the world.
So if you have any interest please let me know by commenting on the post. If we can get a few people interested I would love have a plan for a meeting in early March. Of course the more the merrier! Feel free to share this post.