[Chicago-talk] Bye bye Coogan's

JT Smith jt at plainblack.com
Tue Oct 21 21:22:40 CDT 2003

I know it's way out of the city, but I'm 99% certain I can get us conference room space 
at our offices in Vernon Hills. The disadvantage is location, but the advantages are 
that we have huge conference rooms (can comfortably seat 25), massive whiteboards, 
several projectors, and a presentation theater that we affectionately call "the pit". 
Additionally, we have a full kitchen, virtually unlimited free parking, and for fun a 
foosball table and a pool table. There are also several great restaurants and bars in 
the area if anyone wants to go out afterward.

If anyone is interested let me know and I'll see if we can use the space.

Oh yeah, and we already host OSS Chicago (www.osschicago.com), which is why I think 
there will be no problem getting the space.

On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 21:40:58 -0500
  Andy Lester <andy at petdance.com> wrote:
>I'm done with Coogan's.  They've specifically told us that they will no
>longer turn down the music, or let us close off the back room any more.
>Add to the fact that we can't even get a whiteboard in the place, much
>less a projector, and it's really a terrible place for anything more
>than small clumps of people yapping.  It's certainly awful for doing
>any kind of talk.
>I'm looking into possibilities for meeting places in the NW suburbs,
>probably at a public library.  We'd have a quiet room, probably with a
>whiteboard and maybe, dare to dream! A projector!  The Arlington Heights
>PL has 802.11 access, but I don't know about meeting rooms.
>I realize that the NW suburbs aren't the best for everyone.  I welcome
>other organizers doing organizing in other places, or even sticking with
>Coogan's.  I just can't deal with Coogan's any more.
>I'm not the "head Perl Monger" or anything, so it's not like my voice
>counts for any more than anyone else's.  If people want to still go to
>Coogan's, then by all means, please do.  I see nothing wrong with having
>two parallel meetings, and if we do, I'll probably set up the NW suburban
>one on some day OTHER than the 3rd Monday, so as not to conflict.
>Finally, if someone wants to organize something somewhere else besides
>Coogan's, I may defer to that meeting.  However, this would need to be
>actions taken, and organizing done, not just "What about Naperville?
>There's gotta be some place there!"
>Andy Lester => andy at petdance.com => www.petdance.com => AIM:petdance
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>Chicago-talk at mail.pm.org

JT ~ Plain Black

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