kgroves at ksoft-electrical-projects.co.uk
Fri Apr 20 18:59:57 UTC 2012
The easy part will be keeping the list of course for general Linux
related items plus if any Linux or open source related news, other
groups and events that might interest everyone.
The harder part, and this is not new either, but some of the solutions
could be. Some of you may recall the meetings where there has been
organised talks, in particular the ones at the Maidstone school as being
particularly successful. We've always tried to get more of this and
there has been mixed success. I still like the idea of having two
streams one general user based, the other more technical. for each meet
I'm suggesting we have a general theme and then run two groups side by
side (user & technical), with 'time slots' so people can plan ahead for
what they might want to join in. Maybe a little ambitious but with a
good number of prearranged talks it could work.
Now the even harder part. Most of the difficulties if you can call them
that is although people have wonderful things they would love to share,
they may for whatever reason feel uncomfortable presenting them to a
group. I quite understand this, I'm not a great public speaker, in fact
I'm terrified every time I do it and I do it a lot now, usually to
complete strangers which is far worse than a group that I know well.
But here is a new approach, as I want this to work I'm prepared to lend
help to anyone who has material they want to talk about put something
together and help in anyway I can humanly do to bring their interesting
idea or topic to everyone. Hey, if required I will even do the talking!
I want it to work that badly. Of course if anyone would like to lend a
hand with design, writing and presenting (I can't be the only one who
likes to talk) then we could form a little working group to get this
In regards to linking with other groups, I think our core theme of
course should remain Linux and/or open source related, other groups fill
more specific needs and interests so if we stay general we can then
point people with those needs towards those other groups while still
retaining our own identity, however, for the themed meets it would help
all concerned to invite in presentations from any other groups so long
as it ties in with the theme of the day.
That is what I have in mind at the moment, still more to do in actually
arranging dates, locations and everything else. I will look at these
points over the next week or so now.
Of course any comments, suggestions and help I will always welcome.
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