On Tue, 2006-05-30 at 06:56 +1000, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote: > Benno wrote: > > > Just so you know what we are up against... > > http://lists.slug.org.au/archives/activities/2006/05/msg00079.html > > Back on the main list because many people aren't on activities list. > > So first off, who are they targeting here? I'd say it was the computer > science and computer engineering students. They are obviously trying > to get students hooked on satan's crack before they leave uni. > > How do we counter these give aways from satan's beast? The one thing > SLUG has the micorosft doesn't is direct access to the people who > actually write the code that they are giving away. > > So, my suggestion is this. Wait until Dapper is out on CDROM (so we > have something to give away) and then have a SLUG Coders day (we can > also have a BBQ) at UNSW during the week, during term. We get a room > for the full day, and have coders there for students to talk to. > > Off the top of my head I'd suggest: > > - myself (libsndfile, libsamplerate) > - Conrad Parker (sweep) > - Silvia Pfieffer (annodex) > - Rob Collins (Squid / Bzr) > - Peter Miller (Aegis/srec etc) > - Martin Pool (Bzr) > - Benno and other Nicta people (L4 etc) > - Jeff Waugh (planet) > - anyone else? > > We would then have posters with a quick explanation of what each piece > of software does and students can talk to the people who actually > cut the code. > > Anyone else up for this? Is this doable? I'm up for it. I'm also away until the 8th July, so right after Dapper releases isn't possible for me. Rob -- GPG key available at: <http://www.robertcollins.net/keys.txt>.
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