On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 2:25 PM, Benet Devereux <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
|it seems like this whole month has been pretty bad for people, and we should start planning for an April meeting, at a time when we can get a better turnout.|
|- right now we're trying to make sure that, before having a meeting, we have at least 3 people lined up to give short talks, and a reasonable expectation of good turnout. Do people like this, provided we can keep everyone in the loop via this
I think 3 people / 3 talks is a little ambitious.
What if we do 2 talks and allow for Q&A and discussion afterwards; at most, each block being 30m (10-15 talk, 15-20 follow-up).
Of course there is a natural tension between ease of entry (5 minute lightning talks easier to prepare) and quantity. I would hope that 10-15m wouldn't be too much harder.
|list/Web608/Facebook, or would it suit people's needs better if, like before, we set a regular meeting schedule, and met come rain come shine - if no talks get lined up, it can be a social
I'd defer to you others on this; I have so little experience with the group, I don't know what might be the reason for attendance, getting-the-word-out etc.
I think that the "social meetings" seems to be a natural extension of the technical meetings, but again, I'm new, so don't really know the patterns that you guys have established.