[SWLUG] Technical Meeting Announcement and Call for Papers/Talks
matt at matthewmoore.org.uk
Fri Apr 3 22:30:20 UTC 2009
I can now officially announce the first South Wales Linux User Group
Technical Meeting will be held on Sunday the 26th of April starting at
1800 (6pm) in Swansea Meeting house. I will post up directions and more
details over the weekend. Obviously all are welcome to come along.
Obviously hiring the meeting house isn't free and Stephen Constantinou a
SWLUG member who is also the Lettings Clerk for Swansea Meeting house
has paid half of the £48 fee (£24 per 3 hours and we're having it for 5
hours, which comes in as 6 hours for the purposes of charging) and the
refundable deposit. This does mean that I will ask folks for a £2
voluntary donation on the night. If you are unemployed/OAP/student then
I'd be happy with £1. Obviously that is voluntary, so if you don't want
too pay I'm not going to kick you out. As an aside there will be
tea/coffee and milk there. If you fancied contributing fizzy
drinks/biscuits I doubt they'd go uneaten :)
I have spoken to a number of people about talks, if you are still
interested, please email me/respond on list. On the flipside, if you
have a subject you'd like to hear a talk about, please again post to the
list and if there is interest I'm hopefully someone will be able to do a
talk about it. I do plan on having a schedule for the evening, so if
you are doing a talk please let me know how long it will last, so I can
schedule you in.
I'm happy to accommodate other things at the meeting, so if you have
*anything* linuxey or geeky you think we should do let me know and we'll
sort it out. Ideas include keysigning, installfests, a bit of LAN
gaming, tech support for those hard to fix linux issues, hardware
hacking and anything else I've not thought of but comes in under the
It has been suggested that we use the wiki on the website to add talk
suggestions and the like. I can't add another top level group (can
someone help with that) on it, but if you want to add a topic to the
Lightning Talks area and link it up on here, that'd be good. The wiki
If someone wants to sort out a poster, please feel free. I'm not very
good at that sort of thing.
Finally, it would be good if we could have a projector, so if you have
one/have access too one, then please get in touch. I hope to have a DV
Camera for the talk so it should be recorded.
I doubt I've covered everything, so if you have any questions, fire
away. Further details will be forthcoming as I sort things out.
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