[kwlug-disc] Creative Mornings

Chamunks Arkturus chamunks at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 02:03:30 EDT 2014

Its a thing my gf's work cater's to monthly.  They do design/artsy/creative
related stuff.  I've not personally attended but I had a good chat with the
organizer of CreativeMornings while they were doing the catering setup and
I promised I'd help scout out the scene I'm sure they will greatly
appreciate your insight.

I think that if I manage to get this streaming via linux thing figured out
a bit more we could really start using KWLUG as a conduit for educating
people outside of just the group.

One of the people in my circles mentioned watching Tim's LDAP presentation
that I poorly uploaded a long time ago.  Imagine what it would do if I
stopped entirely sucking at it!

I may also end up with an new Ebike soonish so Paul I may actually have
something to do with this live streaming situation finally.  I really was
delaying because I didn't want to waste anyones time with my learning
curve.  But thats off topic to the thread.  When this thread gets further
along I'll likely email the fellow who was asking for the insights.

On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 12:40 AM, Chris Frey <cdfrey at foursquare.net> wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 04:42:46PM -0400, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> > You probably should not follow my advice too closely, because although
> > we have been long-lived the group is kind of moribund. Honestly I
> > wonder whether user groups really make sense any more. When people
> > want information they find it online, and half the time people attend
> > the meeting and just use the wifi to do other things instead of being
> > present for the presentations. (Oh boy. I just got a whole lot of
> > people upset with me, even though I am guilty of this too. I hope this
> > means attendance does not drop further now.)
> This does happen, and it's not a problem in my opinion.  Sometimes it is
> the
> social aspect people come out for, more than the technical.  This is where
> the after-meeting shines.  I think both the meeting and after-meeting
> feed each other, one with newcomers, and the other with regulars.
> But there are opposite cases as well.  I remember that I had a long time
> interest in LaTeX, but never quite cracked the nut sufficiently that I
> did anything with it.
> Then I saw a KWLUG presentation on it, which launched me so far that I
> was able to typeset a small book just for fun.
> So I find KWLUG presentations good for learning the unexpected.
> For things that I *must* learn right now, I can't wait for a presentation,
> nor does a presentation fill in all the details required to get up to
> speed on some topics.
> - Chris
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