[Volunteers] DRAFT of December meeting announcement

J. Paul Reed preed at svlug.org
Thu Dec 1 16:13:34 PST 2005

On 01 Dec 2005 at 16:05:54, Bill Kendrick arranged the bits on my disk to say:

>     Instead of our regular lecture format, SVLUG's December meeting will
>     feature a series of 20-minute short presentations on a variety of topics,
>     presented by various SVLUG members.

Please emphasize that these are MEMBER projects; so, something like:

"feature a series of 20-minute short presentations on a variety of topics
relating to open source projects SVLUG members are currently working on."

In some sense, this whole meeting is a "State of SVLUG['s Members]"
meeting, so the draw is (and should be marketed as) "Come see what cool
stuff **our own members** are working on!"

The only one that doesn't *really* fit this model is Andrew Chant's
presentation, but I'm ignoring that, because there's a very member-focused
activity (they actual keysigning) as part of that presentation. I'm also
thinking of making a "SVLUG Member Public PGP page" during this event, to
include on the website.

>   Following the meeting topics and Nifty, there will also be a
>   PGP keysigning. (See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keysigning )

Be sure to include what you'll need to do a keysigning:

-- A laptop (or some other device?)
-- Which software installed (so it doesn't turn into an install fest?)
-- Should people generate keys beforehand? Or will they do that here?
-- Should people bring ID of some form (for the verification of their
-- Anything else, so we don't spend time doing tech support as opposed to
   actually signing each other's keys.

These are all questions I have no clue to the answers; Andrew should,

Silicon Valley Linux Users' Group
preed at svlug.org

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