After three years of weekly Virtual Meetups, we thought it was time to change this formula. We want to tell you what prompted us towards this decision.
First of all, thank you for your regular and active participation in the Virtual Meetups! It is incredible that so many people share our interest in Language Engineering.
Secondly, thank you to all the speakers that took part in this incredible experience; your collaboration, your availability and your passion for these topics has been an excellent resource for Strumenta Community. So thank you for sharing your knowledge, experience, experiments, projects, and your results with us!
We started this adventure in 2020, and so far, we have hosted a hundred of talks, around 36 only in the last year!
The Virtual Meetup has been an opportunity to discover new projects, share our experiences, confront each other on Language Engineering topics and to know each other virtually in a period of restrictions. But the feeling we have is that the period of the weekly virtual meetups is over. For several reasons: the world is moving back to in-presence events, and people have the desire to meet and share their experience in person, so we feel a weekly digital format doesn’t fit with nowadays expectations.
We think that this community is useful, and we want to preserve it and continue to enrich it. The forum and the website strumenta.community will remain open and ready to welcome all your discussions and watch all previous talks. Despite that, it is important to have the courage to change the format if we consider it not right anymore.
We are studying a new way to be in touch with our community, a new format that can bring added value.
Stay tuned, and follow our digital channels to be up to date! We will be back with new ideas soon!
I will never stop thanking all the speakers and all of you for the interest shown in the community, who have supported the community and made it active.
See you soon,