[CDBUG-talk] Installfest this weekend? And November CDBUG meeting.
bcallah at devio.us
Thu Oct 30 21:40:37 EDT 2014
Hi team --
I'm pretty sure our CDs arrived (I've been in MA on a fieldwork trip all
week this week, I return to Troy late tomorrow night).
I know it's late notice: but do we want to have an installfest this
weekend? (provided I do actually have the CDs) Is there a place we can
all meet up to do it?
Also, and I'll send a more formal announcement email later on, the next
CDBUG meeting will be Tuesday, November 11 at INOC in Albany (time will
probably be around 6:45PM - address and official time to be hammered out
soon!). It'll be me talking about how I approach giving technical talks.
I'll be talking about the RPISEC talk I gave last week, chatting what I
thought worked, what didn't work, how I approach giving talks, and how
people who want to give tech talks (be it at work, CDBUG, elsewhere) can
start thinking about doing it themselves.
So I hear in December there is a meta-user group party that's held.
Which is awesome and we should try to make it out there as a collective
and hype up CDBUG. But I also want to hold a CDBUG meeting in December,
and you're all invited to participate! This is something that has worked
really well for NYC*BUG over the years:
Everyone who wants gets 5-10 minutes to give a talk/rant about some
topic of their choice (think: mini-Festivus for you Seinfeld fans)
Topics can include things like:
* What I don't get about *BSD.
* What the BSDs do for me.
* Things the BSDs should be doing better.
* I'm having this problem with *BSD, let me throw it out to everyone and
see if we can come up with a solution.
So if you want in, post a message to the list and let us know!
Finally, some administrative stuff:
1. There is now a cdbug-admin at lists.nycbug.org list you can ping if you
have ideas for talks of your own.
2. There is now a #cdbug channel on freenode. Come on in and hang out!
Please (and feel free) to forward this email on to others in the tech
world (no *BSD experience needed).
Talk to you all soon!
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