[volunteers] some requests for next week's session

Paul Reiber reiber at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 10:02:19 PST 2007

Leslie/Tiffany/Warren - thanks SO much for your help bringing
the weekly kernel walk-thru sessions together for SVLUG and
the community.  I'm super pleased with the traction, interest, and
energy I'm seeing - we seem to have something here!

Here are a few things that were mentioned to me that I'd like your input
on.  We can work to accomodate the various ideas/requests in any
number of ways, and I'm interested in getting a "Google perspective"
before I try the various other avenues for solutions.

-> Tables.

I loved the round tables in the most recent venue.  This is much better
for accommodating people with notebook computers.

-> Power.

We'll either have to wrangle up a bunch of power strips
or ask people to bring an extention cord / power strip with them.

-> Setup.

Because of my day job and traffic I'm probably not going to be among
the first arriving attendees.  PLEASE feel free to have Google people
recruit SVLUG attendees for pre-meeting setup, cleanup, etc. - we're
all in this together, and all ready to pitch in and help.  (and if anyone's
not ready to help, I'm ready to twist their arm a little too! :-)

-> Videos.

Can I please get contact info for whoever's going to be our video
editor/producer going forward?  People are asking about when they
might be able to see this online, and the web team's just itching
to link to the videos on svlug.org

-> Sound.

The recordings caught the speaker well, since the AV guys were
recording straight from his mic.  However, questions from the audience
were undoubtedly lost since none of them were mic'd.  I'm not sure if this
next item is an issue or not, but since someone mentioned it I'll add that if
we do start to record the room itself, we might want to make sure there's
not much background noise from vacuuming or noisy coffee machines
or whatever.

-> Hooking Linux boxes to the projectors

There have been a few trip-ups as we've tried to hook various newer model
notebooks up to the projectors.  Is there a Google HOWTO on the AV equipment?
or, someone whose brain we could pick regarding what's going on with all that?

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OK so that was my "bullet list"...  I welcome your comments and input
on things -
How do YOU think it's going?  Anything we should be doing a little differently?
We're flexible -  happy to tweak things as needed.

Thanks so much for any help you can provide with any of the above items!

Best regards,

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