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Subject: Re: [boost] On the Road to Aspen (BoostCon 2010)
From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-09-29 05:25:49


I just found out the difference between a Facebook "group" and a
Facebook "page". Quoting Luann (Abrahams): "FYI, we have an FB *group*.
   Marketing for organizations and produds works on FB via *pages*.
Pages work like individual (human) profiles and will give status updates
etc. to people who become fans of it. A group is more of a social/bb

One annoying thing about our FB BoostCon group is that updates on groups
won't send notification to the group members whereas a "page" does.
Confusing! I know.

Anyway, let me invite you to a newly created BoostCon page:

Please join in and tell people about it.

Thank you! See you in FB and BoostCon 2010!

I'm keeping my original post below:

Joel de Guzman wrote:
> Hi,
> The road to Aspen starts now. I've been to all three BoostCon events
> since its inaugural conference in 2007. I can tell you, the experience
> is definitely amazing.
> I've been a Boost developer since 2001. Boost is like a virtual family
> to me. From 2001, I've known and collaborated with countless people,
> many of which I haven't actually met, until the first BoostCon in 2007.
> Amazing people like Hartmut Kaiser, Dan Marsden, Eric Niebler, to name a
> few, were just names. Before BoostCon, I often wished to get to see the
> faces behind the names. It was exhilarating to finally meet these folks,
> have a couple of beer (and Pizza!), talk about C++, library development,
> the wondrous mountains of Aspen, the trees, the bears and coyotes (hah!).
> If this looks too much like a friendly post, well, it is! I'd like to
> break a bit from the highly technical discussions taking place in these
> mailing lists and point you to a FaceBook group named, ermm, "BoostCon" :-)
> My task is to invite you guys to join in. You do not have to be a former
> BoostCon attendee. Everyone here is invited to join. If you want to see
> the "faces" behind the names, get to know more of the people behind
> Boost, get to know more friends that share your passion for Boost, C++,
> templates, etc., in a more relaxed venue, this is the place.
> If you have even the slightest inkling to attend a future conference,
> well, join in. Here we can discuss things like sharing rooms to cut
> cost, where to find the best food in town, car pooling etc. In
> preparation time prior to the conference, we can discuss matters like
> which kind of talks you want to see, keynote speakers you'd be
> interested in seeing, etc.
> For past BoostCon attendees, here’s a chance to meet up again.
> Hey, even if you are not planning to attend, I'd like to invite you
> anyway. Consider this group as a friendly face of Boost :-). Hopefully,
> the friendly atmosphere will make you attend anyway ;-)
> Cheers,

Joel de Guzman

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