[kwlug-disc] Review: Short presentation night

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Wed Jun 9 20:27:03 EDT 2010

On Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 11:19:48AM -0400, Richard Weait wrote:

> What did you think?

There's something about multiple presentations that make the evening a 
lot more dynamic.

> Were the topics too different and thus no audience was served adequately? Did the diversity of topics provide something for everyone?

Same coin, different side :-)   I can't speak for everyone, but I'm a 
presentation omnivore. I liked them all, although I'm more inclined to 
make more use of some things than others.

> How soon should we consider doing another short topic night?

Why not aim for most nights?  Make it like a traditional movie night:  A 
Newsreel, a Short, the Feature Presentation and the Serial ("See the 
Two-Headed Terminal! Can Richard tell us the best GUI to use? Will Paul 
vanquish multiple consoles? Join us next month for our continuing story 
on backups!")

> What changes should we make to improve the next short topic night?

Mingling between presentations.  Do we need to be off the premises at 
precisely 9:00pm?

Since we're in a kitchen facility, what are the chances for brewing an 
urn of coffee?  While the next presenter is setting up the audience can 
grabba cuppa joe and mingle.  HCUG used to rent an urn, and at something 
like 50 cents a cup never lost money.  Surplus can go into the FLOSS Fund.


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