SPUG: April SPUG meeting
ingy at ttul.org
Tue Apr 20 11:05:24 CDT 2004
I guess this means I *won't* be presenting tonight?!?
On 19/04/04 22:25 -0700, Michael R. Wolf wrote:
> SPUG is alive. Long live SPUG.
> SPUG is reborn!!!
> -- There is a promised venue starting next month. (Details later)
> -- There are beginnings of a program schedule. (Details later)
> All that's in the future.
> As for the present, let's have an April meeting.
> Here's my suggestion for this month's meeting -- a chance to get
> acquainted, talk shop, talk business, shoot the breeze, find out where
> we are as a community, what we're up to, where we want to go, and who
> wants to pitch in. (Pheeww, that's a lot. Dig in where you're
> When: April 20 (the third Tuesday)
> Where: Blue Star Cafe & Pub (Wallingford/Green Lake)
> 4512 Stone Way (NE corner of Stone Way and 45th St)
> When: 6:30 - 8:30 (or beyond)
> - come when you can, leave when you have to
> - meet/greet
> - talk tech
> - food, beer on your own $$
> - tip well
> As a lurker on other Perl Monger groups, I notice that many use this
> kind of format as their sole monthly formal meeting. It has many
> - less pressure on *one* speaker
> - don't have to listen to just one speaker
> - peer-to-peer networking (the old fashioned people-oriented kind)
> - full-duplex (geek-speak for a two-way conversation)
> - interactive (everyone participates)
> Much of our time together as the SPUG community has been spent like
> strangers at in a movie theater, due in large part to the layout of
> our previous venue*. As a way to shake it up a bit, let's sit across a
> table from each another, within ear shot, over a dinner, a beer, or a
> coffee and take stock of where we are individually and as a community.
> I think it would be great if the following kinds of info just
> naturally fell out of the conversations:
> - topics for future meetings
> - adjunct activities beyond monthly meetings
> - leads for future speakers
> - leads to undiscovered pockets of future SPUGsters
> If they do, please take notes for future reference, but I'm not really
> attached to it. The meeting is really about an informal get-together
> to talk shop (for some definitions of "shop", especially if they
> relate to Perl and Open Source). We'll see what pops up, then take
> that step.
> Please RSVP (http://spugwiki.perlocity.org/index.cgi?April2004Meeting)
> so that we can get the right size table.
> Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting,
> Michael Wolf
> * Observation only, not a dig -- It was a great venue while it lasted.
> Thanks, Dora.
> Michael R. Wolf
> All mammals learn by playing!
> MichaelRWolf at att.net
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