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Re: [vox] C coders group

On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 07:38:58PM -0800, Bill Broadley wrote:
> On 11/20/2012 11:17 AM, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> > Hi Chris, there are definitely some C and C++ coders out here in LUGOD. (Hi!)
> > We don't really have any sub-groups within the club.  (We talked about
> > that a long, long time ago, and decided it wasn't worth the effort.)
> In my general opinion the general LUG (linux user group) population has
> been decreasing.  Lets face it Linux isn't new, isn't particularly hard
> to use, and (if you are an admin) not particularly hard to admin.
> As a result many "LUG" talks aren't particularly Linux specific.  They
> tend to fall into three camps.  From past LUGOD talks:
> 1) do something cool with an app (Gimp, KDenlive, flight sim, and
>    MythTV)
> 2) make your life easier as an web/systems admin (puppet, plone, git,
>    django, Xen, etc)
> 3) make your life easier as a programmer (Pyramid, Appaserver, Lazarus,
>    Revision control, AWS, Jruby, R, Alice, Cmake, etc)

Really, it's always been like this.  If we're talking _Linux_ specifically,
we're talking specific distros (and keep in mind our last meeting was on
SUSE, and back in May it was on Ubuntu), or the Linux Kernel
(compling, tuning, hacking) -- we haven't had a Kernel talk in almost
12 years, it looks like. :^D

(Full history at: http://lugod.org/meeting/past/ )

> Personally I'd enjoy some mini sessions at Lugod.  Say 10 minutes
> (enforced) for a short (some call it a bullet session) talk with 5
> minutes for questions.  Have 4 in a single meeting so you can find
> something interesting for a larger group of people.
> Alas, people don't seem to like the idea 8-(.

We've done a few like this, as well as a few roundtables.  Generally,
it's harder for me to pin down 4+ people to speak at a meeting, than it
is to find one person or organization/company.  With the latter, I can
guarantee we'll have 45min to 1.5hr worth of content.  With the former,
it can get into cat-herding territory, and we might end up with a grand
total of 5 minutes of presentation, then we all go home. ;)

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