[Klug-general] Reorganisation

nic dan dungeons88 at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 22 02:51:12 UTC 2012

Dare I suggest what I suggested to the ICMPrototype group...that we start a meetup page....?


It costs a few quid to set up, but we might get better known, and attract new members


> Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 19:59:53 +0100
> From: kgroves at ksoft-electrical-projects.co.uk
> To: kent at mailman.lug.org.uk
> Subject: Re: [Klug-general] Reorganisation
> 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 
> stuff done.
> 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.
> Thanks
> Kev
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