[Balug-admin] Re: Balug helper

jim stockford jim@well.com
Sat Aug 13 10:53:15 PDT 2005

i'm willing to put some time in finding speakers
but not to commit to fully owning the whole
process: mainly find people and steer them to
contact whoever is MC'ing the meetings (or
coordinating such).

On Aug 8, 2005, at 2:00 AM, Larry Platzek wrote:

> Michael Paoli has replied in public to a email that was meant to be 
> sent to Dick Verna but was not.
> It should be clear that BALUG needs a person to schedule speakers!
> I do not have the time or HEALTH to do the job!
> Dick Verna does not have the time or energy to the the job!
> So UNLESS someone is willing to do the job BALUG will NO LONGER HAVE 
> scheduled SPEAKERS!
> I do hope someone will do the Needed JOB! Of course several people 
> could split the work to be done.
> I will try to send a email to the regular balug-talk list about this 
> later today or Tuesday.
> On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, Michael Paoli wrote:
>> Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 20:07:02 -0700
>> From: Michael Paoli <mp@rawbw.com>
>> Reply-To: Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu
>> To: Larry Platzek <larryp@inow.com>
>> Cc: balug-admin-balug.org@lists.balug.org
>> Subject: Re: Balug  helper
>> Unfortunately I can't say that there are presenters/speakers that I
>> particularly know and am aware of that would likely make for a 
>> reasonably
>> pertinent and good presentation, nor to I have lots of time to try and
>> scare any up (okay, so I got someone I know to do an LVM 
>> presentation, but
>> other than that ... well, maybe with some arm twisting could get the 
>> same
>> person to do a good presentation on introduction to shell programming 
>> - but
>> as we had something like that some months back ... and same presenter 
>> a
>> couple months back - perhaps save that for at least a few months or 
>> more
>> down the road).
>> Anyway, there was mention, I think to the list, about
>> "speaker's bureau" - I think that perhaps SVLUG coordinates, or at 
>> least
>> is aware of.  Anyway, maybe if we can drum up some volunteer(s) with
>> a bit of time/energy, perhaps they could work some of the various
>> resources to come up with speakers for BALUG.
>> Also, perhaps we can get a volunteer to do at least a trace of 
>> publicity
>> for BALUG, ... most notably getting out at least a notice or two a 
>> month
>> to the BALUG announce list - if we have speaker/presentation lined 
>> up, they
>> could get announcement out fairly early, and also pass the 
>> information on
>> to other user groups and such, and also send out a fairly timely 
>> "reminder"
>> notice perhaps roughly about 5 or 6 calendar days ahead of the regular
>> meetings, reminding folks about the speaker (if we have one), and in 
>> any
>> case about the meeting in general (if there's no formal speaker or 
>> such,
>> they could highlight some of the typical interesting discussions that
>> happen at the BALUG meetings even without any formal presentation).
>> Quoting Larry Platzek <larryp@inow.com>:
>>> Dick is Michael Paoli the person you had in mind to ask about 
>>> acquring
>>> speakers and scheduling the speakers for Balug? I think he could do 
>>> a good
>>> job if is willing to do the job.
>>> I will expect you to contact him about doing the job.
>>> Larry Platzek  larryp@inow.com
> Larry Platzek  larryp@inow.com
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