[volunteers] SVLUG 'special' meeting: at DigitalGuru?

Fox, Heather Heather_Fox at prenhall.com
Tue Oct 16 08:44:30 PDT 2007

On Friday 05 October 2007 08:44:33 Fox, Heather wrote:
>> Hello SVLUG Team,
>> I was hoping to propose an idea that may interest you for an upcoming
>> meeting theme.
>> Pearson published a book on Damn Small Linux which launched at LinuxWorld
>> this August, and a co-author- John Andrews- is local to Silicon Valley.
>> We are in touch with the owner of DigitalGuru bookstore in Sunnyvale
>> http://www.digitalguru.com/page-1-About_Us and DG would be happy to host
>> one of your upcoming meetings, with John Andrews as the guest speaker on
>> the topic of DSL.
>> Does this interest you?
>> http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0132338696
>> Looking forawrd to hearing back,
>> HFox
On Friday 10/5 Mark Weisler responded: 
>Hi all,
>I'm in favor of your idea of Digital Guru sponsoring a meeting. We could >give 
>Robert Half Technology a break for one of our meetings.
>I'm a bit concerned in that the title of your post is "at DigitalGuru?".
                                                                           >Do they have room for us all at Digital Guru?
>What are the implications of changing our location for _one_ meeting? There 
>would, undoubtedly, be a few people who show up at our usual place instead >of going to Digital Guru. I realize that it would be good publicity for the 
>Digital Guru retail store and that it would be good for us in SVLUG to know 
>where the store is, but I'm not sure about switching a meeting to that >site.
>It seems we have several options...

>1. We might have a "special" meeting at Digital Guru separate from our >regular meetings. (We recently did this by having a meeting at Monta >Vista.) Maybe invite BayLISA also?
>2. Digital Guru could sponsor a regular meeting at our regular meeting >place. 3. We could have a regular meeting at Digital Guru though this would >be slightly disruptive as I've outlined above.
>My quick reaction would be mostly in favor of option #1, a "special >meeting" at Digital Guru.
>Thanks for developing this idea.


Thanks for fleshing out your thoughts on this.  Has the rest of SVLUG leadership given input?

I'd like to proceed with recommending a "special" meeting for SVLUG/BayLISA at DigitalGuru- perhaps early to mid December or early 2008.

Please advise.

Many thx, HFox

Heather L. Fox, Senior Publicist & User Group Liaison
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