[LRUG] LRUG in March

Murray Steele murray.steele at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 02:08:29 PST 2012

Hey everyone,

I think we've got everyone we need for the initial panel now.  So if you
haven't volunteered yet, you are probably off the hook.  Don't get too
despondent though, the fishbowl format means there'll be plenty of
opportunity for the audience to get involved with the discussion on the

We're thrashing out the exact details at the moment, but once they're a bit
firmer I'll write them up properly on lrug.org.  In the mean time, go and
register: http://skillsmatter.com/event-details/home/lrug-march-1331/js-3737



On 26 February 2012 16:47, Murray Steele <murray.steele at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Our March meeting will be on Monday 12th March.  I know it seems soon, but
> we were time-shifted forward by a week for Feb.  Registration with Skills
> Matter is available here:
> http://skillsmatter.com/event-details/home/lrug-march-1331/js-3737
> Stuart Eccles offered to run a Fishbowl panel discussion about approaches
> to TDD.  It's something a bit different and it's a while since we did an
> event that wasn't just a bunch of presentations, so I think it'll be fun.
> A fishbowl panel is run with 5 chairs, 1 of which is empty.  People in the
> chairs can speak and the audience is encouraged to get involved by getting
> up and claiming the empty chair.  As soon as the empty chair is claimed,
> one of the existing panel members must vacate their chair and return to the
> audience, and so, we get to cycle through several speakers and viewpoints.
> If you think you might want to be part of the initial panel please get in
> touch (on list, or to me or Stuart directly).  Particularly if your
> viewpoints on TDD could be considered in anyway controversial ;).  Note, I
> don't think we want to rehash the tools debates about Test::Unit vs. RSpec
> or Cucumber vs. raw-ruby, we're more interested in debates about approach.
> All that said, I'm sure Stuart will let us know what he's looking for from
> the initial panelists, and explain any deviations from the format I've
> described above.  For example we have talked about having the initial
> panelists give short presentations about their viewpoints to seed the
> conversation.
> Registration:
> http://skillsmatter.com/event-details/home/lrug-march-1331/js-3737 Skills
> Matter are getting more strict about registrations, so please do sign up
> with them if you are planning on coming.  I know the Feb meeting was a bit
> confusing, what with registration and waiting lists and all that.  I can't
> promise anything, but I'll be chatting with them about possible
> improvements to the process (auto confirm, etc...).
> Write up on lrug.org:
> http://lrug.org/meetings/2012/02/26/march-2012-meeting/
> Event on lanyrd: http://lanyrd.com/2012/lrug-march/
> Cheers,
> Murray
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