[Novalug] Meetings and purpose
justin.swain at gmail.com
Wed May 27 14:39:34 EDT 2009
Meetings are a good for face-to-face networking and experiencing a shared
social activity. I too enjoy sharing food, drink, conversation and
networking face-to-face though there are many moments when I would value an
online, well planned and presented instructional or info module on the web
-- accessible 24/7.
if there are individuals with experience with Linux, Open Source, Freeware,
systems administration, design and applications willing to go on camera and
be part of a group or series instructional multi-media, videos for the web
released under creative commons or similar license or that which is
agreeable to the participants of the individual recording sessions.
Linux and Open Source Applications and Instructional User Groups meetings at
a particular time and space serve the needs of attendees. Well planned and
produced videos on the web can serve a larger market and also credit LUGs
and their members -- if desired. Blogs and other Internet communications
tools can provide a degree of interaction that goes beyond the limits of a
single time and place venue meeting.
There are some existing video on the web instructional and info models -- I
Googled "videos of Linux user group meetings" discovering . . .
- http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6598454972182370835 Triangle
Linux Users Group June 2007 Meeting - Sapna Kumar - GPLv3 - 1:29:23 - Jun
- http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3678508430633344244 Boulder
Linux User's Group - 5 May 2008 - Stormy Peters - 47:52 - May 8, 2008
- http://www.chicagolug.org/ Inviting design of Chicago LUG with links
to videos on Blip.tv
- http://www.q8linux.net/ Kuwait Linux User Group (KLUG) -- one of many
international LUGs on the web
- http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/3882 well written non-video on
- http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/5783 well written non-video
on Writing Portable Device Drivers
Advantages of creating a multi-camera, high quality audio, edited
instructional video -- presentations may be shot on location in an
environment the presenter is not required to move to another venue, the
cameras close ups can presents allow all viewers to get an up close view and
observe work processes.
Justin R. Swain
Freelance Video and Multi-media Producer
On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 1:04 PM, American Dave <novalug at soupy.org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 10:41:52AM -0400, greg pryzby wrote:
> > I had an interesting discussion last week about LUGs and if they are
> > pertinent. I thought so, but the person made some very good points.
> Yes, still pertinent. Linux, Free Software, meeting people that do what
> you do, seeing things you'd like to do...
> > What is our purpose? Are we doing outreach? Should we be focused on an
> > area instead of 'go linux'?
> "Linux" is our purpose, or so I'd propose. Free Software, open
> standards, etc, are all great as well.
> > Next, is Saturday morning still the best time to meet? If we did a
> > weeknight in Reston, would people come? I will put something on the
> web to
> > get an official vote (http://www.novalug.com)
> I like the Saturday times, but am not too opposed to have weeknight
> -A. Dave
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