When I started this user group exactly 11 months ago, I wasn’t sure how far it would grow and had no idea who would be the following month’s speaker. When you start a group (or any venture for that matter) completely unaware of who will show up and who will continue to come, regardless of the subject’s popularity, it’s easy to become a little unsure of yourself. Luckily, I had awesome friends and supporters from day one who helped the group become what it is.
I’m a firm believer in open source and giving everything away. It all comes back to you in multiple ways in the end. On that note, this group will never charge for an event or sell out as a platform for selling a product or service. I have turned down many cash offers from quite a few promoters/sales people who wish to use this community for their benefit and not give anything back to it. However, we will accept sponsorship of any company that wishes to help us bring in bigger speakers or generally support the group for equipment and other costs.
So thanks to all who have supported the Atlanta HTML5 User Group. I’m not sure what will happen when HTML6 comes out, but we will have to think of another clever name ;)