[Melbourne-pm] Linux.conf.au Open Day - 2nd February 2008
alecclews at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 13:38:38 PST 2008
I have to present my apologies. Due to a late family event I can't make it.
Personal <alec.clews at gmail.com> Melbourne, Australia.
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> From: Scott Penrose <scottp at dd.com.au>
> Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 07:33:53 +1100
> To: <leif.eriksen at hpa.com.au>
> Cc: <melbourne-pm at pm.org>
> Subject: Re: [Melbourne-pm] Linux.conf.au Open Day - 2nd February 2008
> What I am bringing:
> * 22" LCD
> * Ubuntu, Keyboard, Mouse
> * Embedded PC, Hardware input/output (if I get it working Saturday
> If someone could also bring a laptop, that way we have a backup.
> Also, if I can find it, we used to have some posters around - but if
> anyone was willing to make up a flyer or similar that too would be
> On 08/01/2008, at 10:43 AM, leif.eriksen at hpa.com.au wrote:
>> 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
>> 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:
>>> Everyone is welcome and I encourage you to bring your friends
>>> and family.
>>> All the best,
>>> Melbourne-pm mailing list
>>> Melbourne-pm at pm.org
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