[kwlug-disc] consider an alternative to monthly presentations ...

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Thu May 6 17:57:29 EDT 2010


Why don't we just make the June meeting social night and make the talks
filler?  We haven't had a social night in a couple of years (?).  



On Thu, 2010-05-06 at 17:01 -0400, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> On Thu, May 06, 2010 at 02:52:32PM -0400, John Van Ostrand wrote:
> > ----- "Paul Nijjar" <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> > 
> > > On Thu, May 06, 2010 at 10:46:03AM -0700, Raul Suarez wrote:
> > > > Good observations:
> > > > 
> > > > - Agree that not everything is a presentation.
> > > 
> > 
> > We have not had a social event in a long time. Perhaps it's time for one.
> 
> November? People will be all partied out by December. Also having
> social nights in December is a cliche. 
> 
> If somebody else thinks this is a good idea I can make it official.
> 
> We could schedule another Linux fair six months after that, in May
> 2011, if people want to be that farsighted. 
> 
> There is nothing stopping us from having a bit of social time in the
> June meeting, either. 
> 
> > Rob's OP reminds me that we do tend to work hard to find
> > presentations and only default to something else when we can't find
> > anyone.
> 
> I agree. I think that social nights fail when they are treated as
> filler. If we know a bit in advance we can poke people to be
> spontaneous by bringing gadgets, "pin the tail on the penguin" games
> and other conversation-starters. This is also helpful when trying to
> advertise social nights on the website an in meeting announcements. 
> 
> - Paul
> 

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