ericlake at gmail.com
Sat Oct 18 23:33:50 BST 2008
My thought for this movie night idea is that it may entice people to
come out. It has been quite a while since we last met and this would act
as a way of jump starting the regular meetings. I'm with you Nathaniel,
I want to have some real tech meetings too. We should start a real list
of topics that we would like to have covered and ones that the
individual members are willing to lead.
Nathaniel McCallum wrote:
> Something fun would be nice once and a while. However, I have a hard
> time justifying time away on a Saturday without anything to be gained
> from it. The merge of LPLUG, etc was a good idea, but I want to make
> sure we don't forget that the main purpose of a LUG is to provide a
> place of learning. I can watch a pixar movie at home with my family,
> but I can't learn to program, or see what other people are deploying, or
> learn about new OSS markets, etc.
> LPLUG had regular meetings. When the topic was scheduled way in
> advance, we had great turn out. When it was done last minute, we
> didn't. We often had technical meetings which were fantastic. Having
> technical meetings being the driving force made the "get together and
> watch a movie" all the more fun.
> I guess what I'm saying is, lets make a standing meeting whenever (don't
> care when). Lets make it primarily technical in nature and announce the
> topic a month in advance. Then once or twice a year, lets have a fun
> time watching a movie or a party or something like that. I think this
> will provide the best benefit to everyone.
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