Santa Clara, CA
We have rarely needed to turn anyone away at one of our JUG meetings. However, we may have to tomorrow night for this unprecedented James Gosling Talk. We did look into getting an overflow room for this meeting, but, that is not going to be possible. Luckily, we will have a live video stream for everyone else and the talk is being recorded and will be available online later too.
Please change your RSVP from YES to NO in the event you are no longer able to join us. That will allow someone from the 100+ person waiting list to automatically claim your spot.
If you are still planning to attend, we ask that you arrive by 6:30pm. The announcements and the talk won't start until 7pm, but, we will be following airplane boarding protocol for overbooked flights tomorrow night. By that, I mean we will start letting people in from the waiting list at 20 minutes before meeting "takeoff" at 6:40pm. We will do this until Google Security indicates the room is full to capacity.
Finally, please come prepared to provide your meetup name and your meetup picture (in the event your picture is NOT a picture of you) to Google Security. We will be providing Google Security a copy of both the RSVP list and the Waiting list from the Meetup site. That list will show your meetup name and meetup picture. So, that is what they will be working from to let people in to the meeting tomorrow night.
That's All Folks, Van
P.S. If you are counting on pizza at the meeting for dinner, that is another reason to arrive no later than 6:30pm. Google is providing double the usual amount of pizza, but, there is no guarantee that we won't run out given the unusually large turnout expected for this meeting.
Edited by Van Riper on Oct 19, 2010 8:47 AM