[sf-lug] how to improve the sf-lug web site(s)?
asheesh at asheesh.org
Thu Jun 5 12:54:08 PDT 2008
On Tue, 3 Jun 2008, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> As much as I like the people at Javacat, that room is horrible for our
> meetings. The sound there is just awful.
I agree about at least the sound making it a bad place for meetings.
I vaguely remember two years ago we briefly discussed alternate meeting
locations, but feel back to Javacat due to lack of decision.
> Also, I would kind of like to see us have a more coordinated meetings.
> The current arrangement of meetings is nice in that people can just come
> and hang out; but it is hard for us to discuss stuff as a group. It
> might be nice if we were in a place where we could have a loudspeaker so
> that we could address everyone at the same time for part of the meeting.
> As it is, the meetings are a bit chaotic, with people just coming in and
> hanging out and just sort of drifting around. Drifting around is great
> for meeting people one on one, but not great for building group
> consensus, IMHO.
I enjoy SF-LUG's "drifting around" thing, but then again sometimes there
are conversations at multiple tables I want to be involved in.
> I am imagining an open-mic type of thing, in which people would come up
> and make really short announcements for say 10 minutes, and then we
> could discuss stuff as a group for say 30 minutes, and then we could
> back to doing the same kind of hanging out that we do now. As I say,
> hanging out is great for building friendships, and I think that the
> informal nature of the Javacat meetings has been one of the reasons that
> this is the most friendly, nice FOSS list that I have ever been on. I
> do get the feeling, though, that our group is a little chaotic
I seem to recall Jim doing the "short announcements" thing at the start of
the meetings I went to in the summer of 2006.
The small tables at the Javacat meetings can be a drag, too.
I personally find it a little hard to get out to the Richmond, but if
we're to keep the location, I'll gently suggest Bazaar Cafe
<http://www.yelp.com/biz/bazaar-cafe-san-francisco> to which I've never
been but which seems to have nice things said about it on Yelp. The days
I don't make it out, I usually couldn't have made it if it were closer for
http://www.yelp.com/biz/caffe-del-sole-san-francisco is a little closer to
downtown, around 5th Ave, but I can't find much information on how much
space there is inside.
Although http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCCnkZj9pAo does come up on a
quick web search for them, which is a plus!
Perhaps we could have some trial runs of meetings at these (or other)
places suggested by people on this list.
Nothing is as simple as it seems at first
Or as hopeless as it seems in the middle
Or as finished as it seems in the end.
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