Rich Freeman on 31 May 2012 10:55:34 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] May Speakers?

On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 4:47 AM, Sam Gleske <> wrote:
> As far as meeting topics go I can cover a variety of topics.
> Bash Introduction:
> vim Introduction:

I liked a bunch of topics on your list, but I wanted to call attention
to your most basic ones.  I'll admit that both of these would be
snoozers for me (well, I'd likely catch on to a few new things).
However, every other meeting it seems like we have a few new people,
and since most of us are seasoned they likely struggle to keep up.

Would it make sense to try to fit in some newbie-oriented content
every once in a while?  Maybe it shouldn't be the sole topic of the
night, but perhaps every other meeting we might cut short discussion
by 15min and have somebody present more fundamental material before
the main talk.  Perhaps we might even keep a deck of standard
materials handy and just have somebody wing this presentation if there
are newbies in the audience, and skip it if not.  It is hard to plan
for whether there are new people around, so I'd hate to see people
travel to give a presentation on bash 101 and find that everybody has
been using linux for 10 years.

Any thoughts here?  We might hang onto newcomers with a broader
approach, but I don't want to become irrelevant for the majority of
seasoned participants either.

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