January Meeting Outline
Amy Jacoby Ayers
amy at crawfish.oit.gatech.edu
Tue Jan 10 12:25:58 EST 1995
I'll volunteer to take meeting minutes. (can I sue if I get carpal tunnel? :)
> HERE ARE THE THINGS THAT ARE STILL OPEN TO VOLUNTEERS
> * someone to take minutes of the meeting
> * someone to take over humor on a monthly basis
> * someone to take over tips on a montly basis
> Already committed:
> State of Kernel - Greg Hankins
> Newbie Session - Vernard Martin (after meeting)
> MC - Eric Ayers, Vernard Martin
> Publicity - Jeff Hoepfinger, Mark Warfield liason to AUUG,
> Mark Waters
> Article for Publication - Gareth Williams
> WWW - several folks
> Main Speaker - Mark Warfield for Feb., others have volunteered.
> Criticism, Corrections, Comments, Philosopical Tracts welcome.
> January Meeting Outline
> *At the door
> ** Everyone can get a nametag at the door (Eric Ayers)
> ** Have copies of the Atlanta META FAQ available
> *Welcome to ALE (Eric Ayers)
> Everyone is a new member of ALE!
> To be a forum for new and experienced Linux users in the Atlanta Area
> **Meeting times and places
> Monthly meetings. At organizational meeting we decided on place
> and time. Change in place in time could be considered, as long
> as 1) Time is predictable 2) Place is Central to most members
> 3) Going to stay the same for several meetings. 4) Need to know
> 2 months or so in advance for publicity.
> **Mailing Lists (ale at cc & ale-admin at cc)
> How to subscribe.
> **Publicity (Jeff Hopefinger - jeff_ho at jeff_ho.hboc.com)
> Take it away Jeff!
> **Group Organization
> What we've come up with so far: All volunteer, no hierarchical
> organization, just people who volunteer for various
> responsibilities. If several people are interested in the same
> thing, work together.
> Anyone can have input into the organization of the group. E-mail
> ale-admin at cc.gatech.edu. (If you don't have e-mail access,
> there are people at the meeting who can help you find out how
> to get it!)
> No $$$ yet. Talk of corporate sponsors?
> !_Need a Volunteer to keep some minutes_!
> **General Meeting Format
> Go over this outline, explain announcements, switchboard,
> state of the kernel, humor, tip of month, after meeting activities
> Main topic focus will alternate every other meeting between
> Newbie and Experienced Users
> January = newbie, February = Experienced ...
> **What's in store for this meeting
> Describe Main Topic
> *General Announcements
> **People who are selling stuff at the meeting
> **Groups that want to get together after the meeting (WWW, publicity,
> writing an article, others)
> **Other announcements from the Floor
> ** Hook up people with specific needs with others to discuss after
> the meeting. (i.e. Has anyone gotten an IDE cdrom working?) Defer
> First time Installation questions to newbie session with Vernard
> after main meeting
> *State of the Kernel (Greg Hankins - gregh at cc.gaetch.edu)
> *Main Topic - "Getting Started with Linux"
> ** Introduce speakers (Eric)
> **General Overview (Dan Newcombe - newcombe at aa.csc.peachnet.edu
> What is Linux?
> **Getting Started (Vernard Martin - vernard at cc.gatech.edu)
> **Live Demo (Greg Hankins - gregh at cc.gatech.edu)
> Depending on what Greg has in mind, he may just introduce the
> demo and let people play with it for after the meeting.
> Or it may be too hard to get it online so we may just nix it!
> *Humor !_no person designated_!
> Save your Microsoft/Intel comments for now. Let's don't pollute
> the main meeting with them!
> *Tip of the month !_no person designated_!
> Something really neato. How to install X w/ less than 1MB or
> something (ha ha)
> *General Adjournment
> *Activities After the Main Meeting
> ** Vernard will hold a session for new users of linux, people
> trying to get set up or who are having first time installation
> ** Various working groups (WWW, publicity, anyone others who
> want to have a working group) get together
> ** Chitchat Time
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