[Volunteers] DRAFT of December meeting announcement

Bill Ward bill at wards.net
Thu Dec 1 16:26:50 PST 2005

One more you missed - BlackDog is flying someone out to give a 20
minute presentation.  They're not members either, but oh well.  Rather
than having one thing be "the nifty" why not just call the whole thing
"nifty-a-thon" as we had discussed while you were on vacation?

On 12/1/05, J. Paul Reed <preed at svlug.org> wrote:
> 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
>    identity)?
> -- 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,
> though.
> Later,
> Paul
> --
> President
> Silicon Valley Linux Users' Group
> preed at svlug.org
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