[uf-discuss] IRC Meetups?

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Sun Jul 9 08:46:38 PDT 2006


Consider starting by volunteering your own "office hours".

I have a feeling that if we reach a critical mass of overlapping "office
hours", each set by the individual for themselves, that sufficient overlap
will allow for adhoc/impromptu IRC meet-ups to take place.  Overlaps will
attract more folks to join IRC during those times and meetups will emerge
naturally without having to do any formal scheduling.

I don't know about other folks, but I for one have found it difficult to
keep up with the propose/repropose meeting arrangement cycle as well as
unable make it to *any* of the IRC meet-ups, despite being on #microformats

What does it mean to have a "meet-up" in a room where there are on average
40-50 people 24/7 anyway?  Are those people not meeting up?

That being said, if I have to pick something, I prefer the organic
decentralized emergent meetup model to the top-down organized model.

The former is also more flexible and can more easily evolve/shift without
requiring a lot of overt communication.



On 7/9/06 8:03 AM, "Brian Suda" <brian.suda at gmail.com> wrote:

> Awhile ago the idea was brought-up to have an online meet-up in the
> Microformats IRC channel[1]. I would like to see if anyone is still
> interested in attending?
> We have been having many excellent conversations in the IRC[2] and it
> would be great if more people could attend to get their questions
> answer and issues aired while we are all listening.
> The other options, which seems to be working, is for more people to
> volunteer "Office Hours" where they can be expected to be in the IRC
> to answer questions.
> Any thoughts? should i propose a time and schedule - i'd be happy to
> organize things?
> Thanks
> -brian
> [1] - http://microformats.org/wiki/irc-meetups
> [2] - http://rbach.priv.at/Microformats-IRC/

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