[kwlug-disc] New locations brainstorming

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Thu Dec 17 21:47:58 EST 2009


unsolited also wrote:

> Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm also getting a sense that food / 
> facilities on meeting site isn't particularly important to attendees 
> that frequent the list. I suspect people are going to go elsewhere, 
> regardless of facilities present, for a beer, a bite, and gossip. [vs. 
> staying on site, food or no, in several small huddles around laptops, 
> mentoring victims.] 

I consider the KWLUG nights to be a social event, not a professional 
event (even when Raul makes it look like an LPI Cert course).  So, I'll 
go anywhere for the meeting, and possibly somewhere else for sociability 
afterwards.  Doesn't even have to be with beer :-P  I've been to events 
where the after-meeting-meeting is at someplace like Wimpy's Burgers, 
and that's OK by me.  Nowadays, having WiFi at the after-meeting-meeting 
is more likely than not, and laptops come with batteries, so the 
mentoring can take place anywhere.

--Bob.

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unsolicited wrote:
> Ah, you're just upset about being constrained by only having two hands 
> and one mouth.
>
> No doubt you want longer meetings too!
>
> So many beers, so little time (to get back under 0.05), ...
>
> I've a couch if you need it!
>
> Bob Jonkman wrote, On 12/17/2009 9:11 PM:
>> unsolicited wrote:
>>> Heck, I have no solid sense from the list that they even want to go 
>>> back to the Huether.
>>
>> /I/ like the Huether, and would go back in a flash if they'll have 
>> us.  I think that purchasing a beverage before the presentation for 
>> consumption during the presentation would go a long way towards 
>> paying our way.  I would think people are far more likely to stick 
>> around after the meeting if they've already engaged in the social 
>> activity of sharing food and drink during the meeting.  For those 
>> people who can't stick around afterwards, it gives them an 
>> opportunity to contribute to the Huether Fund too.  And those people 
>> who do stick around might buy an extra pint.
>>
>> There was some discussion about this when the Huether location was 
>> first proposed, and there were some objections to having beer and 
>> presentations together.  I don't recall whether that was to encourage 
>> people to pay attention to the meeting, or whether it was a morality 
>> issue. As for me, I find it far more distracting to be in a brewery, 
>> surrounded by beer, and not having any :-)
>>
>> --Bob.
>>
>>
>> Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com>         http://sobac.com/sobac/
>> SOBAC Microcomputer Services              Voice: +1-519-669-0388
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>>
>>
>>
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