[Ottawa_users] Meeting Tonight

Philippe Vachon philippe at cowpig.ca
Thu Nov 20 12:09:24 EST 2008

I think I'll make an effort to show up tonight, if other people are
planning on attending.

I like the idea of lighning talks a lot, for what it's worth.


On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 11:56:21AM -0500, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Folks,
> Are we on for a meeting tonight at the usual location?
> Any special event for tonight?  I would like to see one (or occasional)
> meetings where we do brief topics by several people.  Basically something
> like up to five minute unprepared (or very minimally prepared) talks about:
>  * an open source project the person is working on...
>  * a project the person is working on, using using some open source 
>  software...
>  * a technical challenge the person is facing, and wondering if there are
>    options they should consider.
>  * job openings
>  * contract RFPs
>  * well, really anything with a vague open source bend and some local
>    connection
> Really, I'm interested in getting people to talk a *bit* about what they
> are doing, or needing so we have a better sense of who locally is doing what
> and helping to make connections.
> I'm thinking we should restrict each topic (talk + open discussion) to five
> minutes though there can be later unofficial followup in the evening of 
> course.
> I have lots of topics I could do a bit on.  :-)
> Best regards,
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