The Meetup is Dead, Long Live the Meetup!

“Why are you stepping down?” panel
  1. The name focused on Scala. That was not the primary focus of the meetups anymore. It did give a false impression of what we’re doing and may have scared off may potential participants (and limited how much and who we all could learn from)
  2. Let’s admit it: Scala is no longer in the center of my professional interests. I enjoy using the language, but there are other languages for the systems I’m interested in. I seem to be more often with SQL, Python and even Java (again!)
  3. There is a very vibrant Scala meetup in Warsaw. No need to duplicate the efforts and unnecessarily “partition” the Warsaw Scala community (NIH syndrome)
  4. I’ve not quite liked receiving emails to announce Scala-focused events as a leader of Warsaw Scala Enthusiasts group
  5. Wanted to start afresh and vacuum inactive members (and find out what comes out of such occasional cleanup)
  6. I simply want to experience how it’s like to focus on a very small like-minded people who live in Warsaw Poland and want to become pros, technology- and speaking-wise

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