Thinking Anew

Twin Meetup Groups

Happy siblings

In a blink of an eye, it has been more than four years since I set up the ORCLAPEX-YVR Meetup Group. This is a Meetup group in the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia, that serves as a platform for promoting interest and supporting local Oracle Application Express (APEX) professionals and enthusiasts.

For those unaware, as organisers, we pay a biannual organiser’s fee. Thanks to ODTUG’s, these fees are kindly sponsored by #GetInolved initiative.

Thank you ODTUG!

Recently, I had an epiphany…

The fee allows organisers to create up to THREE groups! Yeah, not just one. So here’s what I’d like to propose.

If you looked at the global map of all APEX meetup groups today, you will find “coldspots” where our community is underrepresented.

Snapshot of the global distribution of APEX Meetup Groups

Starting with East and Southeast Asia, if you live in a city that does not already have an APEX meetup group, and wish to start one, please reach out to me via Twitter to discuss. Your responsibility is to lead and grow the group, while I’ll deal with the paperwork in the backroom.

Looking forward to hearing from friends across the Pacific!

Photo Credits

Picture of happy siblings
By Jess Foami
License: Pixabay