Eric H. Johnson on 29 May 2012 10:37:32 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] May Speakers?

>> 1.  Promote our meetings widely outside of this mailing list.  PLUG
Central meets at USP which is close to both Penn and Drexel.  The bulletin
boards of the CS/Engineering departments should have our announcements every
There are lots of other colleges and universities in the area.  Anybody have
any contacts?  I drive by Widener a couple of times a month and could see
about posting a notice there.

Perhaps the math/computer departments in local school districts?  Certainly
our meetings are suitable for high school students.  The after-meeting at
the Best House?  Maybe :-) <<

Other means of promoting it include setting up a group on Facebook or I see there is something setup on twitter (@phillylinux)
already. Facebook groups I believe is free, and last I knew, was
something like $12 per month or $75 per year.

>> As for "regular" meetings I think it's a shame that we have so many
people and so much talent in this group and still have a hard time finding
I've spoken 3 times in the last few years - Code Igniter in 2009, Drupal in
2010, and I did a lightning talk about using and configuring Compiz in 2011.
Others have spoken more frequently that I have. <<

The open discussion portion of the last PLUG West meeting was dominated by
MythTV. We are probably long overdue for something on Myth, be it a
presentation, workshop, or just general discussion.

My $0.02,

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