[tpm] No meeting this month?

Dave Doyle dave.s.doyle at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 12:34:24 PST 2016

Hi All,

I have been attempting to chase people for talks to no avail.  People have
not been coming forward and my pleading out to the list (and out to the
full meetup.com list) have been mostly silence. (Thank you though, Alan).
People I have chased at work have not been interested.

Honestly, I'm tired.  I scrape and beg and plead.  I've been the defacto
guy for this for almost 3 years, with a fair amount of help from Olaf.
That said, I'm pretty much done.  I feel as though no one gives a damn but
still expects meetings to magically appear.  This is not intended to be
harsh on all of you, but rather an expression of my frustration.  I have
some bandwidth for this stuff, but it's not infinite.  Fewer people have
been interested in speaking.

Suggestions welcome, but yeah, my tank is empty right now.


dave.s.doyle at gmail.com

On 21 November 2016 at 15:08, Tom Legrady <legrady at gmail.com> wrote:

> While we are a Perl group, you can' t live on one food group ... we need
> hardware, operating systems, networks, and lots of other stuff. Does
> everyone know all about containers/VMs?  I don' t. Advanced features of
> bash that get ignored? experiences with various editors? I'ldomain like to
> hear.
> Tom
> On Monday, November 21, 2016, Olaf Alders <olaf.alders at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Nov 21, 2016, at 12:49 PM, arocker at Vex.Net wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > In the absence of any news, do we assume nothing is going to happen this
>> > month. (Or next, since that's usually organised in November.)
>> I think at this point we should skip the November meeting.  The hastily
>> organized ones are pretty sparsely attended anyway.  At this point we'd
>> normally work out a time and place for a December social meetup.  I don't
>> think I'll be down in December, so I'll leave those discussions to those
>> who want to attend.  We just need one person to propose a date and a venue
>> and we can take it from there.
>> My experience lately has been that someone basically has to chase people
>> down for talks.  If nobody has the bandwidth to do that, then the roster
>> stays empty.  It probably would be good to try to get another 6 months of
>> talks on the books (Jan - May).  I think we've leaned pretty heavily on
>> Dave for these past few years.  We really do need some combination of more
>> speaker volunteers as well as folks bringing in speakers from outside of
>> the core group.
>> Olaf
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