[clug] Future of CLUG main meetings

Chris Smart clug at csmart.io
Fri Jun 23 04:15:48 UTC 2017

On Fri, 23 Jun 2017, at 11:41, Hugh Blemings via linux wrote:
> Hiya,
> I think the fact CLUG has remained monthly so long is a credit to the 
> tenacity of some of the long term proponents like Bob, Steve, Paul, Eyal 
> and the broader membership for showing up :)
> I note that here in Melbourne with roughly x10 the population, LUV are 
> getting attendances in the 20-40 range, so the fact that a good turnout 
> has been maintained among the smaller population of Canberra is
> impressive.
> My take would be, as suggested, move to more of an on demand model - if 
> there's a good talk to be had run with it, if not have the night off.

I agree.

Thanks to Bob for all his dedication over the (many) years.

We've struggled for the last few years to find any talks at all,
although when we do find something technical it's been better attended.
Most of the time though, arranging the meeting has been a last minute
rush and most people already have plans.

This is a combination of things, I'm sure. Linux is easier to use.
Online communities are bigger and flashier. Many of us use Linux as part
of our day job. There's not as much new groundbreaking techy stuff
happening that we're involved in. Many founders have moved on. Younger
members from a decade ago are married with kids now and are more time
poor (like me).

The best bit of CLUG for me lately has actually been BeerSIG, and I'm
still keen to catch up over a beer and attend CLUG when we have a topic
well prepared in advance.

Otherwise, I'll probably be enjoying spending more time with my family.


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