[Purdue-pm] PLUG - Things To Worry About, Things To Steal
jacoby at purdue.edu
Tue Aug 21 11:48:17 PDT 2007
I was looking at my Google Calendar, and noticed the next tech meeting.
It's at 5:30, and PLUG will be having a novice presentation on File
Sharing at 7pm. They will also have other meetings, and 7pm Tuesday
seems to be their standardized day.
I don't think that the class of people who would join a language users'
group would be too interested in the topics listed so far ("Installing
Stuff", "File Sharing", "Making your Resume in OpenOffice.Org"), but as
I hinted, that is their novice line. They are also expecting a series of
We are on-calendar as starting as 5:30pm, but we start at 6. If we start
again at 5:30, that allows us (potentially) to finish by 7 and not
conflict with PLUG. I, for one, am interested in being more involved in
PLUG this year.
Social meetings are just that, social, so I don't know that we miss much
if we just do that as planned. If a PLUG meeting on a subject you're
interested, no big deal.
That is my worry. The question here is: Do we want to have 5:30 meetings
To steal, perhaps: PLUG uses Upcoming, a calendering site from Yahoo.
There is also a Flickr group. I thought we were tech-forward because we
used a Wiki, but perhaps there are other things we can do,
social-networking-wise, to expand our presense.
Much of what we could want, we get from the Perl community or CSociety,
true. We have a Wiki, we have a mailing list. Purdue gives us a room
with a PC and a projector. Should we look into different things to
And I know it would be easy to start recording the presentations with a
small mic and a machine running Audacity. Is this something anyone would
be interested in?
David Jacoby jacoby at purdue.edu
Purdue Genomics Facility
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