[Klug-general] Future of KLUG, an offer/idea

David Halliday david.halliday at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 16:11:14 UTC 2012

Yes, yes and yes.

It has been discussed before trying to arrange something with universities
and related groups to either function within their societies or partner
with them to encourage people and to share knowledge and understanding.

While I'm rarely in Kent since starting a new job and moving to London I
still try to be active on the mailing list and would be untreated in doing
a talk/demo on things that I work with and have worked with but with the
small numbers at meetings and not knowing who is going to turn up
(including myself) a highly technical talk is both difficult to plan and
put together when it could end up being delivered to people who aren't that
interested. By comparison a talk on databases and Linux servers in the real
world could be very valuable to computer science students in their second
third/final year of study.

That and if the reigns go over to student's with both time and enthusiasm
more good ideas can come of it.

There is also some activity from the Canterbury bar camp group going on
which last year had a very tech/ computer science leaning to it.
On Feb 19, 2012 3:51 PM, "Luc Tidy" <luc.tidy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've been busy lately with PhD shenanigans, and it's a shame that KLUG is
> going through some troubled times. I understand ICMP, which some of us are
> involved with, is going well and has offered up hosting in the past.
> Without wanting to be doom mongering, I would like to put an idea in the
> pot that would provide an option for KLUG.
> For the past five years I have been running a tabletop gaming society over
> at the University of Greenwich at Medway. Having done this for so long I am
> aware of the paperwork that UMSA - the Universities at Medway Student
> Association - require.
> I can appreciate this is not in the spirit of being able to move around,
> but I can guarantee a regular booking in a lecture room with
> projectors/whiteboards and food facilities fairly close by. Being a student
> society, it will require student input but with two of the three campuses
> offering degrees in IT/CompSci/CompEng this may also increase membership -
> and currently plug a hole that UMSA has; as it has no computer soc.
> To allay concerns, outside entities are more than happy to come along - as
> long as we're catering to students it works; having done this with my
> tabletop gaming society for a while now. Similarly bar the holiday period,
> this can be run year around, and a Saturday slot can be kept; or other
> dates and frequencies are available.
> What are your thoughts?
> ~Luc
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