[Wolves] LUG State of the Nation Address

Adam Sweet adamsweet at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 14:56:24 UTC 2019

On 24/06/2019 21:24, Stephen Welch via Wolves wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Jun 2019 at 12:05, Adam Sweet via Wolves
> <wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:

> Can I do a talk on Windows 98 Millenium Edition?

No :)

>> In the mean time, is anyone fundamentally against the idea of widening
>> the remit to an open technology group rather than specifically being a
>> Linux user group? Largely it's just a marketing change and won't make
>> any real difference to the way we do things, but it does mean we may
>> have an increasing number of members that are not interested in Linux
>> and that might dilute the level of interest our existing members have.
> I think its a good idea.  Particularly hooking up with maker communities
>  - if you do a show and tell event to try and build numbers its a lot
> more intresting than say,  staring at a screen?  Plus its intresting.

A show and tell sounds good. Yeah, I think we'll have to expand our
range and repertoire a bit.

> I cant promise a talk for you but I recently did one at SB lug - my first after
> being a member for a few years and really only having attended a couple
> of handful of meetings over the years.  I find that as I care less about the
> kids I have more time to myself :-)  So I have attended a few meetings
> recently and finally committed to do one myself -  it's great to give back
> after the same old faces have been doing the talks and the membership
> helping me  / keeping me informed over the years.  I have a talk under
> my belt now so let see what happens.

Hopefully we'll generate a few. The hardest bit is volunteering and then
being brave enough to stand up in front of people. The writing and
talking are the easy bit.

> Keep it fun, keep it busy, keep it interesting.
> Keep up the good work all.

Thanks Steve. I'm glad things are going well over there.

> PS work with a bloke called Joseph Price - knows you from your lug
> radio days.

Name doesn't ring a bell tbh, but I might recognise him in person.


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