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Re: [SLUG] Re: [activities] fwd: Free BBQ + Microsoft Seminar on Visual Studio 2005 & SQLServer 2005

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.

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