[Gllug] Rekindling interest in London LUG events

Caparo caparo at saltmine.org.uk
Tue May 1 06:57:28 UTC 2012

On Monday 30 April 2012 22:30:32 Chris Bell wrote:
> On Mon 30 Apr, Matthew Copperwaite wrote:
> > 2. Have a 'splitters' like event where different areas have their own
> > LUG.
>    My suggestion was for more local hands-on groups, perhaps similar to
> that in London Hackspace, but also a more comprehensive central group
> structure, (in any case I am not very good at arranging talks). I learned
> mechanical engineering by doing it when I was about 7 at the family run
> general engineering and toolmaking company, and there was always a queue of
> locals waiting to have a go at weekends when they could attempt their own
> projects and repairs. I soon learned about rebuilding petrol engines,
> worked on an industrial power wiring project at 13, and electronics later.
> Too many people never even get started now, and many are just as nervous
> about anything "technical".

I am with you Chris ,people learn more thro doing than listening.something 
like 60% knowledge retention to 3% retention after a period of 3 days has 

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