I’d be quite interested in organising a “linux.co.uk” event in the summer if we can get numbers to make it worthwhile. Something along the lines of a few presentations, some demo’s and possibly a vendor or two and maybe some people from the Linux ‘developer community’. (and of course some beer and pizza)
Is this of any interest? If so, anyone any ideas re; format, location etc … ??
I’ve noticed this was posted in January but there hasn’t been any replies. Is this still on the cards because I think it would be a great idea.
Personally I’m not too bothered with the location as I can travel.
It would be interesting to speak to other Linux users face to face, maybe run a small workshop or somthing for helping people out with problems or just letting them try different distros. there is so much that could be included.
I’m surprised no one has commented on this… you had me at beer and pizza!
To be brutally honest, I think the “idea” is terrific, though it may be hard to make up the numbers … but the forum pulls in people from all over, so where do you have the venue ?, I suppose the Midlands would be “fair”, but too far for me (I did say I was being honest) … this is one of those things that if it was happening locally I’d be “well up for it” and willing to help in any way I could, but if I had to travel…
For me at least, time would be less of an issue than distance … but if I suggest the south, that would be very unfair and probably discount some northeners.
Mmm, depends to an extent on priorities … would need an [affordable] venue … and [affordable] beer and pizza … may not seem like an issue but beer is £4 a pint in London and £1.50 down my local … quite a difference unless you’re TT. If anyone has hooks into their local Uni, that’s an ideal source for both venues and cheap beer … and indeed over the summer, cheap accommodation.
Hmm … do the NAFFI still exist ? … I seem to remember local groups of one kind or another holding meetings in the NAFFI at RAF Halton … and there was cheap beer
I still think some kind of research on “where” (as a general are) people would be interested in holding it (or turn up) … then the venue could be sourced … if it was done the other way round you may end up with a venue, but no people.
Hmm … do the NAFFI still exist ? …
There aren’t any NAFFI’s anymore, they were all changed into Spar shops. Even the bars were taken over but all the prices went up so they weren’t used as much and closed.