[Ubuntu Chicago] Chicago Loco IRC Meetings
swoody at ubuntu.com
Thu Dec 17 22:51:30 GMT 2009
Most definitely. I agree with organization being a big part of this. I think
if we have a 'chair-person' to run the meetings, it should do to keep things
on topic, and moving along smoothly. Not to volunteer them without their
input, but I know Rich and/or Nathan would be great candidates for chairing
meetings. Other than that, we would just need someone to update our 'Meeting
Minutes' section with a basic outline of the meeting - topics that were
discussed, good points or arguments that were made, and what decisions were
made (event planned, date/location/time settled, delayed topic until next
meeting, etc.). This 'Scribe' or 'Secretary' could either be an informal
thing where people can offer to do it after the meeting, or we could appoint
someone who would be interested in the position to do this for every
Leading into real-life meetings, this could be useful as well - possibly
creating IRL meetings on a regular basis. Again, we can use this
Agenda/Chairperson/Scribe setup with IRL meetings as well. However, I think
scheduling regular IRL meetings would be for another mailing-list topic, and
would take a bit more organizing to get it done.
On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 4:30 PM, ry <ry.ryno27 at gmail.com> wrote:
> This would be an awesome idea, as long as there were structure and regular
> times. Monthly sounds like a good place to start, not too overwhelming but
> frequent enough to get what needs to be done, done. Maybe there can be
> appointed roles or we can just take turns note-taking or any thing else that
> needs to be done.
> I feel like this is a good step to regularly meeting up if that is what
> wants to be done in the LoCo.
> On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 4:18 PM, Tim Potter <musikgoat at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think that would be a nice thing to do, assuming that there is some type
>> of plan as to what the meeting will be about.
>> This could be a good time to have discussions on future meetings or IRL
>> events planning.
>> I'd be down... usually evenings and weekends are the only free time for
>> On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 2:44 PM, Steve Woodruff <swoody at ubuntu.com>wrote:
>>> I wanted to post this to the mailing list to get some input and feedback
>>> on what you guys think about the idea. I just spoke with Rich, and it seems
>>> that the Chicago Loco at one time held regular IRC meetings. I would be in
>>> favor of having IRC meetings for the team again. I feel that it would give
>>> everyone a great way to stay in touch, and to know what's going on in the
>>> Chicagoland area. I think it would be a good means for us to share ideas for
>>> meetups, events, etc. as well as a find out about up coming events in the
>>> area that some may not be aware of. Having a set day/time would work great
>>> to collaborate all the randomness of IRC, where people may not be online
>>> when topics or events are discussed informally.
>>> I figure once a month meetings would do pretty well. That would be often
>>> enough for everyone to stay up-to-date, but not so often that people become
>>> overwhelmed with too many meetings to attend. If this became popular enough,
>>> we could even take the time to record our minutes and create a wiki from the
>>> Loco's main wiki page so they can be used as a reference for those who may
>>> have missed a meeting. As far as the channel, I'm not sure if we'd be able
>>> to use #ubuntu-meeting, or what the schedule looks like, but I don't think
>>> we'd have a problem holding the meetings in #ubuntu-chicago. For right now,
>>> I'm more interested in finding out how everyone feels about having meetings.
>>> If it's favorable, then we can go on to setting a day/time/channel for them.
>>> Let us all know your feelings on this. If you support it, if you don't,
>>> what your opinions are, etc. etc.
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