[LA.pm] Meetings - general thoughts.
migtek at gmail.com
Thu May 14 11:19:14 PDT 2009
The Thursday Lunch is a GREAT idea that Eric Hammond put together. While
I´ve known about it for quite some time, I´ve just never been able to make
it out there (but hope to change that soon). It´s not Perl-specific but
definitely geek-oriented so I´m sure some Perlmeisters attend.
Rotating the locations is a great idea, Ben! If we follow-up with that,
might I suggest Phillippe´s for the downtown locale. The LAMP-SIG planning
committee usually has its meetings there. They have big tables, free wifi &
good food @ decent prices. The added benefit is that it´s right across the
street from Union Station so has real easy access for folks using public
transportation. I need to find a similar locale in Pasadena but have yet to
find a spot w/the amenities that Phillippe´s provides.
Another option would be to go the Lunch 2.0 route. While it´s a more
informal gathering for networking, I like the model. Different companies
host the event on Fridays, providing space & food. The benefit is obvious
for said companies- maybe it´s a startup who needs exposure, or a
well-established shop that´s hiring or a company with a new product or
getting out of beta. Obviously, it would have to be Perl-specific so it
might be more legwork but the side-benefits would be great. Finding out a
company is a Perl shop in this manner would be great. Then again, it might
have to start with the group coming up with a list of all the Perl shops we
Just tossing out ideas,
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