[portland] Meeting, Tomorrow! (Tues, Oct 9th, 7pm, CubeSpace)

Jeff Schwaber freyley at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 09:57:40 CEST 2007

Hey folks,

We're meeting again tomorrow! (It's been rather a hectic month, hasn't it?)

Yes, it'll be raining. Anyone care to bring some towels?

As promised last meeting, we have, instead of one topic, 5[1].

Yes, I quite mean it. We have 5[1] topics. How is this going to work?

Well, I'm going to take five large pieces of paper. And five tables.
On each of the pieces of paper, one on each table, I'm going to write
one of the following topics:

A Web Framework (django, turbogears, other?)
Beginning Python

When you get there, pick a topic and join it. You are, of course,
welcome to create a new topic, with the ensuing madness as people
shuffle around.

We will spend oh, say, 45 minutes to an hour working on the topic,
trying to understand it.

Then we're going to stop for a break at around 7:52pm.

At that point, each group will present a lightning talk. Questions
will be asked. These will be questions that we expect you do not know
the answer to. They will give you something to work on in the next 45
minutes or so (or not, if your group decides its questions are

At the end, we'll all go get beer and talk about this process and
whether we want to go back to regular user groups. =)

And then, of course, on the list we can all hope for reports about the
second 45 minutes.

Comments, questions, disagreements?


[1] By 5, I mean, of course, quite a few more than five. Look at the
wiki to see them all. Since there wasn't a lot of talk over the month
about what people preferred, I picked 5 at random. You are, as always,
welcome to pick your own as more exciting and follow the rest of the
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