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    Regional Meetings?

    I understand that one of the barriers to having SC LoCo meetings is the inability of many of us to travel to another part of the state for a meet-up. I, personally, am tied to the Upstate.

    Do we have four people who would be willing to get on a monthly Skype call or IRC chat, and hold a local meeting for your area?

    I'm thinking the four areas that would be represented would be Greenville, Columbia, Florence/Myrtle Beach, and Charleston. I know this doesn't make a meeting close to everyone, but it will make the commute easier for most.

    We could keep a unified approach towards the entire state, yet still show some regional flavoring.

    I will volunteer for the Greenville area, but will have to hold all of my events on Saturdays, as that is the only day that I am not on call for my day job.

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    Re: Regional Meetings?

    Wow... I'll take that as a "no"....

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    Re: Regional Meetings?

    I could help with an irc chat if need be. Not to sound contrary, but what exactly would be the point of these meetings?

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    Re: Regional Meetings?

    IRC chats are all well and good, but the world in general just wants to meet up somewhere and discuss things. The point of a LoCo Team is to get the word out about Ubuntu, so regular announced meetings that outsiders can come to could do wonders.

    Not to sound contrary, but I don't see the point in meeting up on IRC chat... especially if we're not letting everyone interested know explicitly what is going on.

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    Re: Regional Meetings?

    Even though it is possible to do, I think this SC group should start having meetings on IRC for the time being.. if interest builds up more, then try to schedule monthly meetings at a "central" location.. Columbia probably being the most favorable location.

    I saw the other post about LinuxFest 2011.. and I noticed that Ubuntu wasn't listed on the LinuxFest page (Redhat / Fedora was though) , I would like to try and ramp things up a bit with you guys.

    I was also told by a few users outside of this SC LoCo, that this is a "closed" group and only a few members here make decisions, but I would like to offer my help, regardless.


    Geelo

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    Re: Regional Meetings?

    There's supposed to be an IRC meeting on the last Wednesday of the month. I'm going to try my hardest to be there. I think we should try for an actual meetup at least once a quarter, but that seems to be just me.

    The LoCo has been inactive for at least the last couple of years, so I'm a bit skeptical.

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    Re: Regional Meetings?

    I'll try to be on the chat as well. What time are the meetings typically?

    I'd like to see the LoCo wake back up as well, though I know it will take some work.
    Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

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    Re: Regional Meetings?

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SouthCarolinaTeam

    says 8:00 on the wiki....

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    Re: Regional Meetings?

    Sorry. Somehow I missed the wiki.
    Thanks!
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    Re: Regional Meetings?

    I'm with you guys on getting things ramped back up...let me know what I can do.

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