[tpm] No meeting this month?

Dave Doyle dave.s.doyle at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 12:37:57 PST 2016

Also: I never ask people to speak specifically on Perl.  I ask them to do a
talk about their favourite new tool, library, framework, language.
Whatever. Talks about things outside of Perl have inspired ideas in Perl.

dave.s.doyle at gmail.com

On 21 November 2016 at 15:34, Dave Doyle <dave.s.doyle at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> D
> --
> 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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