Chris Ochsenreither on 28 Feb 2014 13:19:31 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Cord Cutting Options & Meeting topics?

I'm a relative newb but attended a couple of meetups at Central. Now
that I live in Philly I'll try to attend more (lived in Coatesville
until a few weeks ago). I found that even though I'm not experienced
with using Linux on the admin level I found the talks on R and Arch
Linux ARM engaging and there are more than a few people who are willing
to talk to newcomers. 

The nice thing about central is that the auditorium gives you a little
more space (anonymity) when you first arrive and everyone's facing the
front so they can't stare at you all time :-D

Distance was the major impediment for me but I felt like the group was
pretty laid-back and willing to talk on all levels (though the
auditorium on one occasional smelled like a subway station but we won't
go into that). 

So I suppose the posters to this message board would be equally amicable
overall since many of them are the same people who attend these meetups.

  Chris Ochsenreither

On Fri, Feb 28, 2014, at 01:01 PM, Rich Freeman wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 3:12 PM, Maguires <> wrote:
> > 2.) I'm a beginner with Linux and been lurking for a while but the
> > conversations seem to be over my head. are there ever any presentations done
> > for us lurking beginners? And please no RTFM comments they're not really
> > helpful to anyone. Thanks to any responders
> I completely sympathize - many of us are old-timers, but I think just
> about everybody would be eager to help out somebody new.
> It might not hurt if you'd suggest topics that were interesting to
> you.  I think one of the reasons we don't get a lot of newbie topics
> is that we don't have a lot of newbies at meetings, or at least we
> can't rely on them being there.  The idea of having a newbie night has
> been tossed out a few times.  Just about everybody who attends could
> probalby give a newbie-oriented presentation on something I imagine.
> Rich
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