Potential Meetup venue change? Need feedback, ideas and presenters for future Meetups

(Last Updated On: May 29, 2012)

This was posted to my Meetup.com group at meetup.com/quant-finance

Hello to all

Our host at the North York Central Library has raised their hourly rates quite a bit. Over the last few meet ups, they have ended up being money losers for me personally. As many people show an interest in the topics, few show up which results in a financial loss. This comes up to a choice:

1.    Prepay for each Meetup via Paypal. This would be for around $5 and shows how serious people are attending.

2.    Change the venue to a more affordable location but that is kind of hard. I am already looking into this so it could happen but my not be central as many would hope.

3.    Going online using a service like GotoMeeting.com but keep the Meetup more for physical face to face social events as that is a requirement for Meetup.com.

4.    Also, more presenters are needed regardless for educational or commercial reasons. We just want to focus it on quant, High Frequency Trading, and the like.

Let me know if you got any 0opinions on this.  I am also open to any new ideas or comments you may have as well.

Thanks Bryan

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Hi i there My name is Bryan Downing. I am part of a company called QuantLabs.Net This is specifically a company with a high profile blog about technology, trading, financial, investment, quant, etc. It posts things on how to do job interviews with large companies like Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg, Citibank, and IBM. It also posts different unique tips and tricks on Java, C++, or C programming. It posts about different techniques in learning about Matlab and building models or strategies. There is a lot here if you are into venturing into the financial world like quant or technical analysis. It also discusses the future generation of trading and programming Specialties: C++, Java, C#, Matlab, quant, models, strategies, technical analysis, linux, windows P.S. I have been known to be the worst typist. Do not be offended by it as I like to bang stuff out and put priorty of what I do over typing. Maybe one day I can get a full time copy editor to help out. Do note I prefer videos as they are much easier to produce so check out my many video at youtube.com/quantlabs