In addition, PalmSource is launching three new tools, an online calendar, searchable database of worldwide PUGs, and a discussion forum, to help PUG leaders manage and promote their user group meetings and connect with other PUG leaders.
The new tools being launched include an aggregated, online calendar for users and members to see when and where PUG meetings are happening across the globe. The Web site also includes a searchable database of worldwide PUGs enabling users to find a Palm OS User Group in their area. Additionally, a new PUG-leader only discussion forum facilitates communication and information sharing among leaders providing a critical support mechanism to discuss best practices, share knowledge, and release information to the PUG leader community worldwide.
Users can also sign up to receive the Palm OS User Group Newsletter, a monthly dispatch covering topics of interest to the Palm OS community, including feature articles, tips and tricks, news blasts, event information, contests and more.
“The new Palm OS User Group Web site allows PUG leaders to connect with each other and more effectively promote the user group resource,” said Chuck Horner, president of the Personal Computing Community ? Palm OS User Group in Hayward, California. “Palm OS User Groups worldwide can now share their knowledge and experience more easily, allowing independent PUGs to operate as a more cohesive unit.”
“We’re pleased at the early response from PUG leaders and look forward to growing PUG membership by providing essential resources to PUGs worldwide,” said Larry Berkin, director of worldwide developer and user group marketing at PalmSource.