[LRUG] February Meeting - Speakers needed
tom at infovore.org
Thu Jan 11 04:57:38 PST 2007
I mentioned this to Murray on Monday night, but thought I'd just raise
it again to the list, where there are far more members:
namely, the idea of making February's meeting based around a series of
"lightning talks" of sorts - more speakers giving shorter
presentations. If what they're saying is interesting or requires
further discussion... well, we can do that in the pub later. Often
people have something interesting on their plate that only takes 4-5
minutes to explain. It doesn't require much preparation or many
slides, which also lowers the burden of preparation.
It'd be a good way to get a few more people talking, and a great
starting point for conversations later.
Just an idea, anyhow. What to people think?
Quoting Murray Steele <murray.steele at gmail.com>:
> Hi all,
> February's meeting is scheduled for the Monday the 12th of Feb, back in our
> cosy underground lair on Sekeforde St kindly donated by Skills Matter.
> However, we need someone to volunteer to give a talk about something.
> It doesn't need to be particularly long, in depth, or even something you
> think you know a lot about, chances are you'll cover something that no-one
> else has thought of. It doesn't even need to be a talk-to-the-crowd style
> presentation. You could lead a discussion based on things that confuse you
> about ruby or maybe someone has an idea for a more practical or demo based
> evening that we could have. It's up to you, we'll appreciate anyone who
> takes the time to do something.
> Anyway, if you've got an itch to present that you want to scratch, or just a
> suggestion for something you want to hear about, now is the time.
> ps I don't recall if anyone volunteered something in any amount of
> seriousness at the pub quiz, even with the offer of bonus points for doing
> so. If you did volunteer, raise your hand again and I'll pay more attention
> this time.
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