[TriLUG] Sat. Installfest
turnpike420 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 22:15:11 EST 2005
Heh, there is that, I hate that Saturday's don't work for you... but
overall Saturday Installfests run by TriLUG in our normal fashion are
a hit. :)
On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 22:05:43 -0500, Jason Faulkner <jasonlf at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 21:46:20 -0500, David McDowell
> <turnpike420 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I couldn't be there that day due to other committments, but I usually
> > show up to Installfests... however... I was there in spirit :)
> > > LUG at NCSU does this regularly, so we should be better organized for the > next one.
> > I have to say that overall, I am glad that I didn't show up to this
> > event. If it weren't for my spare hardware mixed with Kevin's spare
> > hardware and Kevin Otte's hard work to get an install box up at the
> > last minute (like late the night before at my place), I believe
> > someone in this thread said "it would have been sunk". Kudo's to
> > Kevin's efforts as I understand the machine was highly useful. :)
> > TriLUG has far greater reaching power than LUG at NCSU (no offense NCSU
> > folks, please take this with a grain of salt).
> > So, that said, let's look at the power TriLUG has. We are growing at
> > an unbelievable and wonderous rate! It's quite exciting to see our
> > meeting attendance at, near, and over 100 people each month now.
> > That's awesome!! Also thanks to Red Hat for the larger facility!
> > However...
> > TriLUG, we can do better. To me, this past weekend felt like a
> > cop-out from the get-go. TriLUG rested on the shoulders of NCSU
> > (which also felt like nearly the last minute piggy-back in comparison
> > to previous TriLUG Installfests). Then small turnout and almost no
> > support from the vast TriLUG resource is saddening. I'm sure planning
> > had some to do with folks not having enough advance time to plan
> > calendars.
> > Past TriLUG Installfests have had lots of advanced notice, as well as
> > organization for people at the door, burned CDs of tons of distros, a
> > fully functional network (I believe at least the last 2 times at Wake
> > Tech thanks to Jason Tower for running the network, not sure who
> > provided all the hardware, but thanks to all those folks!), and LOTS
> > of PARTICIPATION!! Not to mention the usual TriLUG event "free"
> > pizza, donations accepted as the financial contribution is just as
> > important as the human/hardware element to a successful Installfest.
> > I hope we take lesson from this and do better, a lot better, b/c I
> > know we can. I may not have tons of spare hardware and cables, but I
> > sure have the spirit. I go when at all possible and learn something
> > new as well as teach others what I can. I hope the next Installfest
> > brings us back to par, maybe even a birdie for good measure. :)
> > thanks,
> > David McD
> > --
> > TriLUG mailing list : http://www.trilug.org/mailman/listinfo/trilug
> > TriLUG Organizational FAQ : http://trilug.org/faq/
> > TriLUG Member Services FAQ : http://members.trilug.org/services_faq/
> > TriLUG PGP Keyring : http://trilug.org/~chrish/trilug.asc
> Not to mention that everybody can't come to events on saturday :-(
> Jason Faulkner
> OldOs.org Owner/Admin / http://oldos.org / jason at oldos.org
> Certified INGOTS Gold Assessor Trainer / http://www.theingots.org
> OpenOffice.org Marketing Volunteer / jlfaulkn at openoffice.org
> TriLUG mailing list : http://www.trilug.org/mailman/listinfo/trilug
> TriLUG Organizational FAQ : http://trilug.org/faq/
> TriLUG Member Services FAQ : http://members.trilug.org/services_faq/
> TriLUG PGP Keyring : http://trilug.org/~chrish/trilug.asc
More information about the TriLUG