Quorum was not achieved, these are rough notes from IRC.
(18:38:26) rj_ren [[:~installer@CPE0050180174de-CM0019475e1ed2.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com]] entered the room. (19:11:44) rj_ren: Do we have an agenda? This one is for last month. (19:11:44) rj_ren: http://devel.oclug.on.ca/wiki/OclugBoardAgenda (19:30:30) mcr: hi? (19:30:37) wardi: hello (19:30:38) mcr: sorry. did we get quorum? (19:30:46) mcr: I haven't read email since this morning. (19:31:05) mcr: what topics do we have? (19:31:11) mcr: I have an update on Ottawa U event. (19:31:25) mcr: but, we need Tyler/Margaret to make quorum. (19:33:38) wardi: I can try calling them (19:33:53) rj_ren: John can't attend (In case you didn't see the email) (19:37:43) wardi: no answer at the three numbers I have (19:38:14) wardi: left a message at their house (19:39:51) mcr: hi. (19:40:14) mcr: let's wait ten minutes, and then, if we get nothing, we can chat informally. (19:40:15) mcr: (19:45:37) mcr: hi. (19:46:35) mcr: okay... so the update I got from cssa-aei is that they are good for doing something at the end of April, they do not have a suggestion for a better date. (19:46:41) mcr: They think we get 10-20 people out. (19:46:56) mcr: I was hoping for 30-40 over the course of 6-7 hours of hanging out. (19:47:47) mcr: Chris, at least, isn't into pub crawls or social events. I suggested that they might want to line this up to be after all the CS exams, and to leave from the "installfest" to go to a pub-crawl/end-of-exams kind of thing, but he had zero interest. (19:47:55) mcr: (hey... maybe it's just me that wants to do that...) (19:48:05) mcr: (of course, I'm trying to get tickets to Lady Gaga...) (19:48:27) mcr: do we want to go ahead with this, as an event? (19:50:50) wardi: I wont be able to help with this one. so is it an installfest? (19:51:39) mcr: kinda. (19:51:53) wardi: or just a gathering of interested cssa folks (19:52:27) mcr: it's more of an installfest... laptop/wireless/campus-access focused, rather than being about tower cases and ADSL. (19:53:22) rj_ren: AFAIK, I can attend. FWIW (19:53:29) wardi: someone knows how to get on their wireless, hopefully (19:54:37) mcr: the idea is that we'd have *WIRED* to let us download stuff, and have an open access point to test that part. (19:55:01) mcr: if we can get CS students a) interested, b) clueful about what is required (19:55:12) wardi: sounds useful (19:55:21) mcr: then we have 30-40 volunteers to help run an event in the fall that targets general population of students. (19:58:06) wardi: does anyone know how to deal with the more difficult wireless adaptors? (19:58:53) mcr: I'm hoping to recruit people next week to help. (19:59:04) mcr: they needn't be present: we could have them in IRC as well. (19:59:28) wardi: it sounds like a very good thing to me, even if only 10-20 come out (20:00:29) rj_ren: Yes, it sounds good. (20:00:39) mcr: okay. good. (20:00:47) mcr: next... ? are set for March? (20:01:06) mcr: Will the web site put a page saying "Meeting" if there isn't yet a topic confirmed? (20:01:42) mcr: I'm just wondering if we shouldn't put in an empty page for each upcoming meeting.... people complained to me that they didn't know if the meeting was still on. (20:02:12) rj_ren: Current talks for March meeting (20:02:12) rj_ren: - Marcus Leech - SETI 30 (20:02:12) rj_ren: - Alan German - Wine Appreciation 30 - 45 (20:02:12) rj_ren: - Robert Bernier - PostgreSQL 30 - 45 (20:02:15) wardi: I think roland has put up "unconfirmed topic" meetings before (20:02:16) mcr: OCLUG meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm (20:02:44) wardi: great, it just needs to be posted (20:02:56) wardi: I've been recruitedto give a talk at os bootcamp this year (20:02:57) mcr: we do save that above the events, but I guess people don't read that. (20:03:09) mcr: when is OS BootCamp... where? (20:03:20) mcr: can we just do two speakers? (20:03:35) wardi: I think it has been renamed (20:04:03) wardi: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/summercamp2009 (20:05:50) rj_ren: It looks like the conversation has moved on while I was typing the following. (20:05:50) rj_ren: It seems difficult to a) get speakers, b) get them to send me details (20:05:50) rj_ren: of what they want to talk about and for how long. (20:05:50) rj_ren: That's the main reason that the page doesn't get put up until quite (20:05:50) rj_ren: late in the month. (20:05:51) rj_ren: I have enough info to put up a page now. I'll be doing it soon. (20:07:36) wardi: rj_ren: I know that can be annoyinh (20:08:03) mcr: I'm not complaining that it takes time to get the info, I'm just wondering if we can put up a placeholder? (20:08:09) wardi: maybe posting some vague description early is better than waiting, though (20:08:28) mcr: "possible speaker topics coming include: .." and not mention names. (20:08:29) rj_ren: Placeholder sounds reasonable. I'll do it in the future. (20:08:53) mcr: summercamp2009, in May... sounds like the weekend before the long weekend, i.e. mothers day weekend. (20:08:59) wardi: or even your "we need talks for this meeting" a couple in advance (20:09:23) mcr: worth announcing at the next meeting, and we should ask them for flyers for April, May, and the "installfest" (20:09:55) wardi: I can do that (20:10:36) wardi: (ask for flyers.. don't know if I can be at the next meetign to announce) (20:16:24) mcr: recent email from facebook: Subject: Michael Richardson requested to join the group "Michael Richardson R us" (20:16:35) mcr: cool, please ask for flyers then! (20:18:31) rj_ren: Bernier only contacted me today about speaking. I don't yet have (20:18:31) rj_ren: a confirmation on topic detail. (20:18:31) rj_ren: He only said "I can do literally anything on PostgreSQL." (20:18:31) rj_ren: We could have only 2 speakers to postpone Bernier until future date (20:18:31) rj_ren: but meeting would be a bit short. (20:18:32) mcr: anything else? (20:18:32) rj_ren: Mike, you want to talk about RSS or "how to give a talk"? (20:18:43) mcr: please postpone him. (20:18:51) mcr: let's stick with 2, can we? (20:19:04) mcr: it works much better, no rush, and people can ask questions, etc. (20:19:23) mcr: I can do rss or "how to give a talk", at any point, at the last minute, if necessary. (20:20:02) rj_ren: Ok, only 2 speakers. I'll tell him we're full this month. (20:20:02) rj_ren: BTW: John Nash won't be attending. We'll need an MC. (20:20:09) mcr: yup.
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