[talk] last night's meeting: a new approach?

Patrick McEvoy mcevoy.pat at gmail.com
Thu Jun 6 12:18:28 EDT 2019

George Rosamond wrote:
> We had ten or so people around some tables in a quiet area of Suspenders last night, and had meandering but insightful discussions.
> It was the perfect format to raise those topics that don't fit into a meeting, yet collective discussion can bring about fruitful output.
> We discussed everything from dealing with serial device-naming and py-serial, network-level  exception reporting, the current Firefox on OpenBSD.. Patrick took some notes which can hopefully be dumped on the www site. We didn't even get to BSDCan...
> In the event we don't have a meeting speaker, and there's interest, we should consider doing another "BSD round (square?) table"
> Everyone is dealing with interesting problems or solutions regularly, and having a format to spread the knowledge is worthwhile.
> g

The SEMIBug folks do a similar "what are you wrestling with" segment at
the end of their meetings. The funny part is they did not stream that
part of the meeting with the simple explanation " If you want to know,
show up!" Not a bad way to handle it. And it keeps the advice given the
unvarnished truth rather than what you would say with "The Internet"
looking over your shoulder. Notes were indeed taken and will be edited
down for public consumption. We have meetings for July, Aug, and
possibly even Sept lined up. Write-ups to follow in the days to come.
Be well,

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