[svlug] Who is your *nix mentor?

kevin dankwardt kevin.dankwardt at gmail.com
Wed Jun 7 16:09:02 PDT 2017


Sounds good. I will try to remember to ask folks if they want to ask any
questions, seek info/perspective/advice etc. It would be awesome if the
meetings provide that kind of interaction.

On Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 12:09 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:

> Quoting Kevin Dankwardt (kevin.dankwardt at gmail.com):
>
> > One of the goals of LUGs is to provide a place for people to meet in
> > person and chat about all things Linux. Can we make the SVLUG meetings
> > better for this?
>
> Much, much earlier in the history of SVLUG, it was for a long time a
> tradition to have a member-interaction segment before the main speaker (I
> want to say, maybe no more than 15 min?) during which people in the
> audience were welcome to rise and seek the advice of the group, and
> other people could rise (one at a time) to answer.
>
> Back in the dawn of microcomputers, in the 1970s and for a while
> after that, we of the Homebrew Computer Club also had that tradition:
> It was called the 'random access' segment.
>
> Whoever emcees an SVLUG meeting can of course try to do this again, but
> I'd advise standing ready to tell particular people:  please wrap it up
> / get to the point, please / is there a question? / take the
> speech-making elsewhere / not noticeably relevant to SVLUG but thank
> you, next? / I'm sorry but we don't have time for your entire set of
> fifteen questions and need to move on.
>
> Suspect that what happened to SVLUG's random-access segment, in part,
> is that people found it convenient to take that to the post-dinner
> restaurant gatherings.
>
>
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