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[SLUG] SLUG October Monthly Meeting
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- Subject: [SLUG] SLUG October Monthly Meeting
- From: Sridhar Dhanapalan <sridhar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 22:46:13 +1100
This time with the correct date and time. Sorry again everyone!
== SLUG October Monthly Meeting ==
You can read the full version of this announcement at
SLUG's monthly meeting. Meetings are open to the general public, and are
free of charge.
This month we are running birds of a feather sessions on multiple
topics. Read on for details.
Friday, 30 October 2009
18:30 - 20:30
Our venue is Google, Level 5, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont.
It's across the road from Star City Casino. A map of the area can be
found here, and public transit directions are at . Appropriate
signage and directions will be posted around the building.
You will need to sign-in to enter the venue. This can be performed when
you arrive, but to save time we recommend that you do so online
beforehand at Anyvite. If you are unsure, please sign up as a
'maybe'. This allows us to organise adequate meeting space and
facilities. You do not need to create an account to indicate your
We start at 18.30 but we ask that people arrive at least 15 minutes
early so we an all get into the building and start on time. Please do
not arrive before 18.00, as it may hinder business activities for our
This month's sessions are:
Scott Hollier: Web and application access for people with disabilities
Roger Salisbury: When Booting Fails
Birds of a Feather Sessions
This month we are running birds of a feather (BoF) sessions, running
concurrently with the In-Depth Talk. These are informal gatherings of
people to discuss a particular topic.
The list of BoFs at the moment are:
* SLUGlets - our regular forum for newbies and desktop users
* Linux Multimedia - discuss the creation of multimedia on Linux
* OLPC Friends - dedicated to the One Laptop Per Child project
If you would like to run a BoF, please discuss on the SLUG Activities
We have heaps of room available to us at Google. If the talks do not
grab you, feel free to come along and hack away on your favourite
project in the designated Hacker Space.
See here for an explanation of the segments.
* 18.15: Open Doors
* 18.30: Announcements, News, Introductions
* 18.45: General Talk
* 19.30: Intermission
* 19.45: Split into two groups for:
o In-Depth Talk
* 20.30: Dinner
For dinner, we order in a selection of pizzas. The cost is $10 per
head, and we will be collecting money from the beginning of the
meeting. If you have any particular dietary requirements (e.g.
vegetarian), let us know beforehand. Dinner is a great way to
socialise and learn in a relaxed atmosphere :)
For those who want to continue the conversation after dinner, some of
us will be heading to a pub in the local area.
We hope to see you there!
Bring choice back to your computer.