[Baypiggies] Dec. 14 Meeting "Programming Productivity: What Really Matters?"
cappy2112 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 18:43:55 CET 2006
>>Just my 2cents.
I see your 2, and raise you 2.
Given that it's the holiday season, I like the idea of a social session too.
On 12/14/06, Carl J. Van Arsdall <cvanarsdall at mvista.com> wrote:
> I think Anna has several good points. Being that this meeting was toted
> originally as a "meet n greet" I think that it would be most fair to
> maintain part of the schedule for that purpose and fit the presentation
> around that, as it propositioned last minute.
> I think an informal meet and greet (and not dinner or lobby time) is
> important and should be done earlier in this meeting while people are
> still fresh and interested in speaking to one another. After meetings
> is not normally good for social time, presentations make people tired
> and not as outgoing (at least in my experience).
> Just my 2cents.
> Anna Ravenscroft wrote:
> > Okay - let me describe what I mean by "socializing".
> > To me, socializing is not:
> > "mapping" (mapping is a formal structure grouping up people and the
> > grouping process seems to take forever.)
> > dinner (getting stuck next to someone I've never met and have nothing
> > in common with and having to make smalltalk with them for the next
> > hour is my idea of hell.)
> > extending the Q&A session after a presentation - leaving those of us
> > who have heard enough stuck with the choice of being *rude* or waiting
> > patiently in hopes that eventually we can stand up and go talk to
> > someone we have been wanting to talk with - which usually happens
> > about 5 minutes before we're kicked out of the room...
> > Milling around in the lobby of google waiting to fill out a badge and
> > be shepherded up to a room just in time for the presentation to start.
> > Not everyone is there, and we're usually rather distracted.
> > Socializing - what I'm asking for - is a chance to talk to people, _by
> > choice_ -- not by enforced proximity or structured format -- including
> > the chance to walk around and talk to more than one person. Having
> > snacks and beverages is nice.
> > I would like a chance to socialize.
> > Cordially,
> > Anna
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