Presentations are good, but with a small group like USEScala, you end up with the same people presenting over and over (unless you can get outside presenters, which usually has a price tag). Instead, we should consider an open-space  approach. That way, if someone has a presentation, he/she can give it, or if another group wants to do a mini-hackathon they can, or if people just want to have a conversation about a certain Scala library the can, and all of these things can happen at the same time. Anyway, I think it's worth a shot and I would volunteer to facilitate an open-space meeting if the group would like to try it out. However, 8/8 doesn't work for me.
From: Aaron A <digi...@gmail.com<mailto:digi...@gmail.com>>
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Date: Friday, July 27, 2012 12:58 PM
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Subject: Request for Presenters/Presentations
Would there be anyone interested in giving a presentation?
It can be of any size.
It can be a perfect opportunity to get better at a component of Scala that you
are really wanting to master.
I know this request comes a bit late for our August meeting, but I'm just finding less and less time to build presentations myself.
I would personally like to keep the meeting as the second Wednesday of each Month.
I really would like this meeting to be ran by the group and not by just 1 person. It's your guys' activity and ideas that
will make this meeting very attractive for others and we'll continue to grow.
Let me know your thoughts.
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