[LRUG] FUGSE - Friendly User Group Speaker Exchange

Steve Coast steve at asklater.com
Wed Nov 21 04:17:03 PST 2007

I have a spare easyjet flight from gatwick to berlin out on the 6th  
december back on the 7th which someone can have if they pay the name/ 
time change fees as required, should save 40 quid.

On 21 Nov 2007, at 11:23, Gregor Schmidt wrote:

> Hello London,
> Summary first:
> http://www.rug-b.com/wiki/show/CFP
> The whole story:
> My name is Gregor Schmidt and I'm from the Ruby User Groub Berlin,
> rug-b, well known for Bratwurst on Rails and the RejectConf Berlin
> 2007, would like to strengthen the exchange of Ruby knowledge across
> europe.
> A mastermind in our group, not me, proposed a Friendly User Group
> Speaker Exchange. Two user groups suggests talks and topics, they
> would like to talk about at the other user group. Then each group
> picks a topic from the other's proposals. Group A invites a speaker
> and will pay for the trip and a bed. And then the other way round.
> If we do that more than once, we will get a great opportunity to
> exchange knowledge, contacts, friendships and a lot of fun. Meeting
> once or twice a year on expensive conferences is not, what we really
> want.
> But you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink, so we
> decided to set a good example and just invite somebody to visit
> Berlin. There is no commitment to invite a Berliner to come to your
> local user group, although this would be the main idea and very
> welcome.
> We wrapped a bit of organisation around it, so it will all go well.
> More information may be found at our wiki page at
> http://www.rug-b.com/wiki/show/CFP
> We will be happy if you take a look. We would be lucky if we see you
> in Berlin in 2008. Feel free to tell everybody about this, who may be
> interested. The more people involved, the better.
> Cheers,
> Gregor
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