IRC Meetings

istarex istarex at
Sun Feb 24 17:27:14 GMT 2008

On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 1:19 AM, Josh Rhoderick <rhoderickj at> wrote:
>  I think the meeting in Frederick is potentially a great step in the right
>  direction. I for one vote that we move away from this tech support paradigm
>  and try our hand as an enthusiasts group. I think people would be much more
>  likely to participate if they got something out of it, even if that is as
>  simple as an hour of social interaction with like-minded people. Trying to
>  crack the whip at our members about helping out at install fests is a poor
>  way to build group morale and enthusiasm. Ubuntu draws people together, so
>  let's focus on people, not on technology, and I think everything else will
>  naturally fall into place.

I don't think we should get rid of installfests, but I definitely
agree there's alot of other outreach that could be done.  One thing
I'd like to try is setting up an Ubuntu table to hand out free CDs at
Brunswick's First Friday event.  The next one might be a bit close
(March 7th), but if I could get the team's help I think it might be a
good outreach opportunity.

And I'll definitely be there this Wednsday at the Frederick meeting.

- Rich

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