[Chicago-talk] Discussion about Chicago.PM and Meetings

Andy Lester andy at petdance.com
Mon Jul 2 20:21:14 PDT 2012

On Jul 2, 2012, at 9:56 PM, Doug Bell wrote:

> I've been organizing our meetings for a few months now, and so it's a good time for me to ask some questions that have been on my mind.

Thanks for driving this, Doug.

> Karen Pauley brought up that Perl as a sysadmin tool hasn't been lauded or presented as much as it could be,

How about lightning talks of "Here's a sysadminny thing that I whipped up and how it saved me untold hours."  I'm sure we all have a few of those.

The big thing we need is to just have people say "I'm going to talk about such-and-such" and we can put it on a schedule.  The farther in advance we can tell people about a meeting and topic, the more can show up.

> Andy Lester brought up the idea of a project night as a way to encourage new users and get some code written. David has offered a project up based on PDL (a nice GUI REPL for visualizing and manipulating data),

The big idea behind that is that it's something that we can say "OK

> Does anyone know who holds the copyright on the logo used by Chicago.PM at the Chicago YAPC::NA in 2008? I'd like to use that to get cards printed up by The Game Crafter (both poker and business).

Pete Krawczyk tells me he made it, and he's fine with having stuff printed up based on it.  However, he says that he no longer has the original artwork, so you'll have to make do with what you can.  You can email him at petek at bsod.net if you have more questions.

> Our venue is fine, Bank of America will continue to provide us with meeting space for the foreseeable future.

This is huge.  Thanks very much for coordinating that.

> 1) There's no public Internet provided.
> 2) The doors are locked around 6:00p-6:30p, requiring people to enter at the Madison St. entrance, and knock to get the security guards' attention.

Have these been a problem?  Or just suboptimal?


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