Steven Shim via plug on 6 Feb 2020 11:30:14 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] PLUG West possible meeting spot

How about Panera Bread in Newtown Square, PA? It is "West of Philly/Western Suburbs/Northern Delco" location has plenty of parking, free wifi, good food/drink with a few bars nearby.

There's also a Septa Bus stop nearby.

I am friends with the manager and could ask if she'd be willing to use that space for talks, meetings?

-Steven Shim

> On Feb 6, 2020, at 11:12 AM, Fred Stluka via plug <> wrote:
> +1 for a different day, ideally *Thursday* (to avoid North Tue,
>       Central Wed, and Monday holidays).  I've been unable to do
>       Mondays for over 2 years now, but didn't want to rock the
>       boat.
> +1 for West Chester, Malvern, Devon, Exton, Berwyn, Paoli, KoP, or
>       any other western suburb
> Yes, attendance may grow at a new location.  Get some new blood,
> and hopefully not lose any of the existing die-hards.  BTW, I can
> often be called on to drive someone to/from a train/bus station.
> Or sometimes even pick them up at home, if not too far.
> @Chris, remind your potential Devon host that PLUG is a great way
> to attract knowledgeable Linux folks as new hires.  Didn't Unisys
> hire a few?  And FIS?  Maybe ATS too?
> I think a 4th venue is probably a stretch.  The existing 3 are
> justified by distance.  Adding a nearby 4th might just stretch the
> speakers even thinner.  But, if the numbers justify it, go for it!
> Yes, rescheduling around a holiday instead of just cancelling, is
> probably a good idea.  Especially on Mondays.
> Weekends are harder for me, but yeah, that might bring in a
> new and additional crowd.
> UnPLUG is an interesting idea.  Especially if we meet at a more
> social site, like a local restaurant or bar.  I suggest a fixed site
> though.  Hitting a different place each month may be too
> complex, and lose us some attendees.  Or maybe the variety will
> add appeal.  Who knows?
> Moving to a local restaurant might be easy.  They usually have a
> back room that you can use for free if you buy a few appetizers
> or drinks, and since we always go out for an after-party anyhow.
> Back in 2006 and 2007, we met at the Drafting Room in Lionville
> a couple times.  I carry a small projector in my backpack, so I
> could pull that out on short notice at any meeting I attend.
> Thanks to Chris, Andy and ATS for hosting all this time!  Beers are
> on me, next time I see you!
> --Fred
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>> On 2/5/20 12:23 PM, Rich Freeman via plug wrote:
>>> On Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 11:39 AM Rich Mingin (PLUG) via plug
>>> <> wrote:
>>> For what it's worth, I've idly considered a weekend plug for some years. Something like a Saturday afternoon/evening meetup.
>> You could even make it more social and just call it "UnPLUG" or
>> something like that.  You could even move the location around if it
>> were at a social venue.  If that was your intent I'd say it is more
>> orthogonal to the West situation.  But I think that is a good idea!
>> For something on a Saturday I know I really wouldn't care where it was
>> - it is easy enough to get around on the weekends.
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