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Re: [webdesign-396] Saturday's Meetup Schedule

From: Chris R.
Sent on: Saturday, September 22, 2007 6:39 PM
Well, I couldn't make it today, but I want to put a strong vote out for 
more non-tuesday meetups. I've been trying to make it out for a couple 
months now, but tuesdays never work for me.

Hope lots of progress was made today.


On Sep 21, 2007, at 12:38 AM, Joseph James Frantz wrote:

> So far 16 people have RSVPed yes to Saturday's meetup. Much more than 
> I expected (I figured maybe four or five of us would). So this looks 
> to be even more exciting than I had anticipated. All of yall's help in 
> this area of our Association is greatly appreciated by me, and I am 
> sure by everyone else in the association as well. I know that yall 
> have busy schedules so I am going to try to keep it on point regarding 
> time.
> I will arrive at 3pm to secure seating. We will be seated in the back 
> of Caribou.
> The meetup is scheduled for 4pm, so that's when I think most folks 
> will begin arriving. We'll give half an hour to allow for latecomers 
> to arrive, a bit of socializing and time to get our refreshments.
> At 4:30pm I'll start the official meeting. If everyone that has RSVPed 
> shows  up earlier and we want to start sooner than 4:30pm that is fine 
> also.
> I'll have handouts consisting of some questionnaires, printouts of our 
> conversations on the email list, and the agenda. We'll review 
> everything in the agenda fairly rapidly, then have a round table. I'd 
> like to be sure that everyone that has something to say gets to do so. 
> So I'm hoping we can keep it fairly organized. To accomplish this it 
> might be useful to call on folks in an order. When someone wants to 
> chime in, they can be added to the queue so to speak. This means that 
> copious note taking will be valuable so we don't forget the point we 
> wanted to make while someone else is talking.
> I have a couple of MP3 players that are also voice records, so I will 
> be handing those out so that all areas of the meeting can be recorded 
> as best we can. I will also be picking up a microphone and webcam to 
> try to record as much as possible on my laptop. This time I will bring 
> my  digital camera. If anyone else has recorders, or cameras, in 
> particular video cameras or webcams, please bring them if you are 
> able. Of course, bring your laptops as well. Caribou has Wifi. They 
> only ask that if you use it more than an hour, you purchase something 
> to eat or drink. I will scrap up some extension cords and outlet 
> strips, but they wont be anything fancy (read - not surge protectors).
> I imagine the meeting will be about 2 hours. I know some of yall may 
> not have that much time and might want to leave earlier. And for those 
> few that might want to stay later than that, I am thinking about 
> heading over to BW3s (or Longhorns..but BWs has WIFI) at between 6pm 
> to 7pm. So if anyone ends up sticking around, we can continue our 
> discussions over there. On the other hand if many of yall end up 
> staying past 6pm and wish to stay at Caribou, I'll remain there with 
> you until the 'caribou crowd' of us has decided to head out, then I'll 
> head over to  BWs with anyone that remains. These end times are 
> guestimates on my part, and will really be directed by the group.
> I sincerely thank everyone that has contributed not only to this 
> process, and emails, but to the overall group dynamic that has grown 
> since our meetup (and now association) got started. I can fully concur 
> with Nate's and others' statements and say I also feel blessed and 
> lucky to be a part of such a group of folks that are so easy to get 
> along with, and so serious about their profession. I look forward to 
> seeing those of yall that will be there on Saturday and the rest of 
> yall on Tuesday October 9 for our next meetup.
> Many kind thanks and best regards,
> Joseph James Frantz
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