April/May's Tech Meet

Colin Bradford cjbradford at gmail.com
Fri Mar 19 02:53:17 PDT 2010

On 17 March 2010 11:29, Tom Hukins <tom at eborcom.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 03:35:38PM +0000, Tony Edwardson wrote:
>> I long while ago I volunteered to organise the April Tech meet
> ...
>> Would anyone be prepared to help me out and step in for me ?
> Given that it it takes a couple of months to find speakers and let
> them prepare their talks before a technical meeting, I'm not surprised
> nobody has volunteered.
> But it would be a shame to miss out on a technical meeting.
> So I've been thinking about an "unconference" (type the word into your
> favourite search engine to find out more) style replacement where the
> structure and content of the meeting emerges on the evening.  Before I
> think more about this I thought I'd ask what the rest of you think:
> if there are general murmurs of approval, or even "let's see what
> happens" I'll think about this more.

> Any questions?  Any suggestions?  Good idea or bad idea?

I think this is a good idea.  I've never been to an unconference, but
they sound like a good way of getting technical discussion going. I
also think it's a great idea to try different formats, and see what



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