[Melbourne-pm] Linux.conf.au Open Day - 2nd February 2008

leif.eriksen at hpa.com.au leif.eriksen at hpa.com.au
Mon Jan 7 15:43:32 PST 2008

I too can help for a couple of hours. Morning or afternoon ?

What kind of stuff do we want to do ? Flyers and stuff need to be
organised, and we should see if we can pump someone for some prizes
that people who come to our table can win.

We could also run some kind of activity - mind runs wild at this

We could do some talks, my fav would be something to dispel the 'Perl is
write-only' perception - so a short 20 minutes showing some
exceptionally clear Perl. We could do that every couple of hours.

On that slant, what about a modified Mythbuster's-style theme where we
take common Perl misconceptions and bust em!! I bags being Jamie - I may
even have enough time to grow a moustache. I nominate Alfie to be Adam -
just cause I think it would be really funny to see him get blown up ! We
are going to blow stuff up, right ?

We could run a hack-a-thon for ourselves, something to do between
talking to attendees - if we could organise a projector to use this as a
background , it would make a great "what are they doing over there,
where the big emacs session is ? Dunno, lets have a look"

I dunno if Scott is free and up to dragging the big board out again.
What about hooking up some stepper motors to the transmitter for your
R/C helicopter - we'll use your Device::Serial and some driver boards to
write a flight control program !! Should take only a day !


> -----Original Message-----
> From: melbourne-pm-bounces+leif.eriksen=hpa.com.au at pm.org 
> [mailto:melbourne-pm-bounces+leif.eriksen=hpa.com.au at pm.org] 
> On Behalf Of jarich at perltraining.com.au
> Sent: Monday, 7 January 2008 6:28 PM
> To: melbourne-pm at pm.org
> Subject: [Melbourne-pm] Linux.conf.au Open Day - 2nd February 2008
> Dear Melbourne Perl Mongers members,
> I have yet to hear from someone in this group about hosting a 
> free community table at this year's LCA Open Day.  
> >From January 28th - February 2nd, Melbourne will host one of the
> world's best FOSS conferences: Linux.conf.au.  On the last 
> day, Saturday February 2nd we will be running an Open Day for 
> the general public to showcase open source.  The 2007 open 
> day had a fantastic line-up of displays including:
> 	- Virtual Reality 
> 	- Blender 3D 
> 	- One Laptop Per Child 
> 	- MythTV 
> 	- Linux Gaming
> (for more see: http://www.linux.org.au/conf/2007/OpenDay.html)	
> To make this day more fabulous, I would like to invite your 
> group to host a community table.  There are only two requirements:
> 	- Open Source must be involved.
> 	- You need to supply your own computers, flyers and people.
> In return, we'll supply you with tables, chairs, power 
> sources, wireless (hopefully), food, drink and visitors.  
> With luck you can raise the profile of your user group (and 
> get some more members) while increasing the attendees'
> awareness of Open Source.
> If your group would be interested in having a stand, please 
> let me know by either responding to this email or contacting 
> openday at mel8ourne.org  If you'd like to attend or if you know 
> anyone who might like to attend please register (it's free) at:
> 	http://linux.conf.au/programme/open-day
> Everyone is welcome and I encourage you to bring your friends 
> and family.
> All the best,
> 	Jacinta
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