[SWLUG] Cardiff Meeting this Wednesday

Mark Jones mark.jones at welshdragon.headweb.co.uk
Thu Feb 3 20:38:18 UTC 2011

The thing about having Meets in Wales is the geography... Whereas there are smaller LUGs in England the ones in Wales are spread over a large geographic area.

Has anybody tried emailing any of the University Computer Science Departments to see if they can advertise the meetings?

On 2011 Chwef 3, at 8:07 yh, Matthew Moore wrote:

> On 03/02/11 16:48, Ian Hill wrote:
>> On 3 February 2011 16:40, Telsa Gwynne<hobbit at aloss.ukuu.org.uk>  wrote:
>>> No reason other than that, and it's entirely possible that if
>>> someone suggests.. I dunno, Starbucks, or a university room, or
>>> (um.. um..) something, a whole host of people will turn up.
> I'm happy either way.  Pub or starbucks.  Starbucks do seem quite keen 
> on having groups using them as a meeting place.  It does seem however 
> that the Cardiff meet is going the way of the Swansea one.  I'm not sure 
> that more than one or two people have turned up to the last few meets. 
> I don't know if people are interested in LUGs these days.  Is it just 
> something people aren't interested in.  I was vaguely thinking we could 
> have a one off Swansea meeting sometime soon if people are interested.
> Paul - Just to make this clear, if you want the kind of LUG you've 
> talked about wanting, you're the person who can make that happen.  If 
> you want to run a series of technical meetings like I did, then just do 
> it.  That's pretty much what I did and most people seemed to like that. 
>  Justin has it right on the nose.  If you or anyone else wants to 
> organise a technical meeting/talks etc, just do it.  As long as you 
> aren't a complete plonker when organising it, I'm sure no one will mind. 
>  If you need to hire a room etc, then I'm sure people won't mind paying 
> a few quid to cover that.  I reckon there is enough interest in the LUG 
> for about 4 talks a year.
> We have a great group of people in the LUG and we've had some good talks 
> in the past.  Personally I'm not that massively interested in organising 
> talks at the moment.  I would probably come along to some if someone 
> organised some.  I might even be willing to do a talk.  But if you want 
> one about mythTV, then it'll be one slide saying:
> "Don't bother, get a PS3 instead, it's much less faff"
> Matt
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