Feb CLUG 28th

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at svana.org
Tue Feb 26 17:04:13 EST 2002

On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 03:16:00PM +1100, Burn Alting wrote:
> This may sound a little stupid, but perhaps over the months we can get 
> EVERYONE to talk.
> Basically, I was thinking that anyone who wants to, or can be cajoled by 
> friends or the person sitting next to them, could get up and give a brief 
> talk on what they do in the Linux/computing field. I think this might 
> generate more interest in the meetings ... besides, you get to know more 
> people and they may be in a field that you are interested in. You can always 
> introduce yourself to them and talk with them later over pizza. 
> It doesn't matter if a person's talk is for 5 minutes or 20 minutes.
> I don't suggest we commit the whole meeting to it, but over the next few 
> months we get four or five people (or more) to talk each night ... besides 
> it's an excellent form of "Networking". Fortunately CLUG is still small 
> enough to do this.

Interesting idea. Maybe we need some incentive, like if your talk is over 5
minutes, you get pizza free and over 10 minutes you get a whole dessert. Or
something like that :). Mind you, I'm not sure if there is enough money
available to cover that, but hey.

Then again, maybe that's too formal and the cajoling is more appropriate.
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at svana.org>
> If the company that invents a cure for AIDS is expected to make their
> money back in 17 years, why can't we ask the same of the company that
> markets big-titted lip-syncing chicks and goddamn cartoon mice?

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