[oclug] OCLUG needs a newbies night
jf at messier.ca
Thu Mar 5 23:58:50 EST 2009
I think the point here is that the meeting don't have to be all
structured and organized in advance. We should try to let the floor open
to users questions and see how it goes.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [oclug] OCLUG needs a newbies night
From: William Case <billlinux at rogers.com>
Date: Thu, March 05, 2009 9:51 am
To: General Membership Discussion List <oclug at lists.oclug.on.ca>
On Wed, 2009-03-04 at 14:36 -0500, Ian! D. Allen wrote:
> I would recommend that the current Tuesday meetings be clearly branded
> "for experienced Linux users only" until such time as OCLUG decides
> if/how to cater to the new users.
> OCLUG needs to figure out if it wants to cater to new Linux users who
> have issues. The current masthead "Serving the Linux community in
> the Ottawa area for 12 years" might mislead people with minimal Linux
> knowledge into showing up for an OCLUG Tuesday and being completely lost.
> I'm glad he didn't go; it would have been a big waste of his time.
> He needs to have someone walk through a[n] [X]Ubuntu install on his
> system (desktop and laptop) and help him deal with the issues he's having.
> An OCLUG meeting is not a place where he will find the help he needs, and
> the meetings should say that clearly and in big letters right up front.
Roland Renaud who has been arranging speakers for the last year, has
asked several times for suggested topics. We discussed having
lightening talks for newbies and as refresher for the rest of us at one
of our recent meetings. If newcomers want introductory talks, just
email roland at oclug.on.ca. I am sure there are plenty of members who are
willing to do a quick talk and invite people to the beer sig for follow
If there is a huge response we can arrange a tutorial night -- or
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