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

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu May 6 18:46:35 EDT 2010

Paul Nijjar wrote, On 05/06/2010 5:01 PM:
> 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.

A line of laptops with Tux Racer up and ready to go?

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