[tpm] This month's meeting

Syed Faisal Akber faisal at akber.net
Thu Jan 24 14:46:36 PST 2013

I'm thinking of a short introduction to it so maybe 15 to 20 minutes at most.  

I will try to have an example and do some demos. 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Stok <mike at stok.ca>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:38:29 
To: <faisal at akber.net>
Cc: <toronto-pm at pm.org>
Subject: Re: [tpm] This month's meeting

Hi Faisal,

How much time do you estimate the talk on Redis might be, I'd be interested in hearing it!


On 2013-01-24, at 4:53 PM, "Syed Faisal Akber" <faisal at akber.net> wrote:

> I am willing to talk about Redis. 
> Faisal
> Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "J. Bobby Lopez" <jbl at jbldata.com>
> Sender: "toronto-pm" <toronto-pm-bounces+faisal=akber.net at pm.org>Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:13:32 
> To: Olaf Alders<olaf.alders at gmail.com>
> Cc: <toronto-pm at pm.org>
> Subject: Re: [tpm] This month's meeting
> On 13-01-24 03:14 PM, Olaf Alders wrote:
>>> 	• Making meetings more accessible to those who may not be able to be there physically.  Conf-call type setup with audio/video, and remote users providing input/feedback via some kind of messaging platform (twitter, email, irc)
>>> 		• This may have been discussed several times in the past, but with the emerging popularity of telecommute, and our interest in nurturing new (often younger) developers, we may want to do more to get with the (social) times.
>>> 		• Even if we can't come up with a solution for the next few meetings, a discussion still may be useful with an aim to have some new changes/improvements to how meetings are held going forward.  Tighter integration with the new TPM site is also be a possibility!
>> I don't know what can be done here.  At the very least, we could project #tpm via the projector and let people participate remotely.  Combined with an audio feed (like a Skype conference call), that could potentially be pretty interesting.
> Sounds like an interesting project.  The video feed of the group could 
> be simple enough with a webcam + VLC (sound may be a challenge).  The 
> desktop/projector sharing could be done via some kind of Webex or VNC 
> technology.  I like the way webex does conferencing, with the 
> public/private messages, the ability to raise your hand (to chime in 
> verbally) and the ability to flag a comment as a question to the 
> presenter/host, so that it doesn't get lost, for example, in a 
> continuous discussion stream such as IRC.
> Some of those features may not get much use in general, but I know I'd 
> use it.  I like the thought of filtering out general banter from topic 
> discussions, so that the discussion can flow uninterrupted, while still 
> having an opportunity to participate in the general banter.
> Twitter-style (140 character limit messages) communication could also 
> work well, as it would allow questions/comments to be focused, and (IMO) 
> prevent people from going too far off on a tangent.
> (Again, just brainstorming here.)
>>> Don't know if I'll be out this month, as my wife and I have a baby on the way (any day now... feel like I've been saying that for weeks), but just figured I'd help to further the discussion.
>> Congratulations.  :)
>> Olaf
> Thanks Olaf, we are super excited (and anxious).   We're already 40 
> weeks, so we just want it out already :)
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