[ubuntu-us-ma] Potential Meeting Locations
jabr at gapps.blu.org
Fri Apr 3 20:18:07 BST 2009
I heard back from MIT's user group support people. They tell me
a user group needs an MIT sponsor in order to request rooms,
and that sponsors must be either MIT staff members or MIT alumni.
Is anyone in the Ubuntu group an MIT alumnus?
On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 11:39 AM, Mick Timony
<mick.timony+ubuntuforums at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 11:26 AM, John Abreau <jabr at gapps.blu.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 11:11 AM, Mick Timony <mick.timony at gmail.com>
>> > BLU (Boston Linux Users) meet at MIT. Would it be possible to ask them
>> > for
>> > sponsorship for a room at MIT?
>> I had assumed this thread was bout alternating between MIT and other
>> locations. Are you in fact no longer able to meet at MIT?
> That's basically it! The person who sponsored the group is not long at MIT.
> Martin has the full details, he sent an e-mail out earlier saying the
> "Steve Pomeroy was our sponsor at the MIT Media Lab, he allowed us to
> book rooms for both our meeting and some of our "Installfests" we had
> last year.
> But he has just gotten a new job across the road and is no longer in
> that privileged position to be able to organise such space. I also get
> the feeling that Steve is busy doing his own research activities and so
> can't really play as big of a role in the group as he might have wanted.
> So, we managed to get emergency space at MIT Media Lab for our last
> meeting on Steve's last day. The primary focus of that meeting was
> finding new space. Many of the action items are related there for to
> that task and thus people who agreed to look stuff up have been
> reporting back with their findings.
> Hopefully this clears stuff up."
>> BLU doesn't have any rights to schedule rooms for other groups, but
>> I could ask the scheduling people if there's a process for new user groups
>> to register in order to be allowed to hold meetings there.
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