[SWLUG] Cardiff Meeting this Wednesday

Justin Mitchell justin at discordia.org.uk
Thu Feb 3 13:48:46 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-02-03 at 12:40 +0000, Paul Connell wrote:
> My problem with the meetups,
> I can go for a drink with blokes any time at a pub - and I know we talk
> about open source 'stuff' but for me the technical meetings we were
> having in Swansea were the most 'relevant' thing to me about the LUG.
> Apart from 'The Penguin, what marks the LUG out as different to any
> other group of people at that bar?  They talk about football, we talk
> about <insert latest open source thingie here> - not enough of a
> difference to me really, especially when we drift off topic or have five
> conversations going on at the same time - 'what am I missing over
> there?'
> Does that sound harsh?  It is not meant to be, but I need 'more' to
> justify my attendance.
> Call me fickle (no, really)...

I think it's obvious that we need to do something different if we are to
remain relevant, first the swansea meetings dwindled and got cancelled,
now it seems cardiff is headed the same way.

Whilst the technical meetings were popular, they take a lot more effort
to arrange as well as involving money, and thus need someone to actively
organise them.

I don't know if the answer is a different format, a different venue, or
simply the need for someone to step forward with the time and energy to

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