Ideas???

I think another installfest would be great and it sounds like next February at the same place...virtual scavengers. I agree that 2 days would be better like 9-3 or something.

Well, what else can we do that would be different?

Should we have a cookout or something social?

Should we try and get some famous speaker? Who could help us do that?

Should we have some contests? Programming?

I don't know, just trying to seed the discussion boards...

Comments

Re:Ideas???

I would like to see John Andrews and/or Robert Shingledecker from Damn Small. They are doing very innovative things under 50mb. DSL is becoming a base OS for many Linux projects and has a member base over 3,000 people that is growing very rapidly!

Might be too pricey to get them, though. I am not sure exacly where they are located.

Chris

Re: Ideas???

[quote="db"]I think another installfest would be great and it sounds like next February at the same place...virtual scavengers. I agree that 2 days would be better like 9-3 or something.[/quote]

We haven't had an actual installfest in quite a while. The Boot Camp format (installation+basic usage training) seemed to be more useful than just installation help. I agree that 2 days with longer per-day sessions would work better.

[quote="db"]
Well, what else can we do that would be different?

Should we have a cookout or something social?
[/quote]

I mentioned a cookout several years ago at a board meeting but nothing materialized out of that suggestion. I don't think we ever publically discussed having social gatherings. I do know the [url=http://nlug.org]Nashville Linux Users Group[/url] meets at a restaurant after their LUG meetings and also occasionally throws B&P (beer and pizza) get togethers at local restaurants. We could do something similar if there's interest from the community.

[quote="db"]
Should we try and get some famous speaker? Who could help us do that?
[/quote]

I work with Ian Murdock (founder of Debian) who fortunately is a local resident. He's presented in the past. As for other famous speakers, we'd have to research how to get them to come speak.

[quote="db"]
Should we have some contests? Programming?

I don't know, just trying to seed the discussion boards...[/quote]

Any of those would be interesting. Hopefully discussion will pick up soon :)