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Certforums: The Conference

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Fergal1982, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    All this talk of Gatherings was making me think and, after a long lie down in a darkened room, I had an idea.

    What would you guys think about a CF conference? Rather than just meeting up for a piss-up one evening, meet up for a full day or so (with piss-ups in the evening), where we can have some 'educational' (shudder) stuff.

    For instance, we could have Freddie giving a demonstration on L*nux or some such, Phoenix giving some sort of talk on Networking, etc. Perhaps a period of time on one or two of the more popular courses, either a 'lead' class, or just a discussion time, where people could suggest an area they were having difficulty with, and everyone could discuss the area for a bit. We could even rope Mike into a demonstration of the sim software his company does (for those interested)... then strongarm him into some freebies! :twisted::twisted::twisted:

    Does this sound like utter toss? or am I onto something? The only issue I could see would be that we'd need to hire somewhere, and somewhere with several rooms (or at least a decently large area to break groups apart).
     
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  2. tripwire45
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    Not a bad idea, but members like Freddy and I who live in the U.S. would find it difficult to attend (so much for Freddy giving his Linux talk...at least in person). :wink:
     
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  3. Fergal1982

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    damn. good point. then you'll just need to save up yer pennies wouldnt you.
     
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  4. hbroomhall

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    We could do the US talks with a IP video link....

    Harry (hurriedly looking for a shelter)
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    I do take donations. 8)
     
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  6. tripwire45
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    That's an idea. All of the UK CF members could take up a collection so that their "poor relations" in the US could attend the conference. :biggrin
     
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  7. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    lol.

    Hey, if all 6,000 or so of our members actually read this and helped, it would only cost us £1 or so each 8)

    Or less, given the exchange rate at the moment. $12,000 may be a bit much - don't want you guys flying business class, after all :twisted:
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    What, we're not worth it? 8)
     
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  9. Phoenix
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    I've suggested something like this for the last get together, but we found it pretty difficult to find a venue that was affordable, most of our members have a hard time forking out for the train fare, so we were trying to find a place to host things that was cheap - free, a challenge I'm sure you will agree

    there are still wheels in motion though, trying to sort out stuff when i have a few spare minutes

    great to here there's a bit more support for it though :)
     
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  10. ManicMonkey

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    Id be up for that, sounds entertaining :)

    However i am in the process of moving house and jobs (just before xmas lol) so my free time is in extreme flux at the moment.
     
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  11. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    What about setting up a stall at a computer fair? That way get to meet people in the IT industry meet new member/current members. You could have open workshops??8)

    Also for our interantional members like Blue Rinse, BM and Trip you could set up a web cam
     
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  12. BosonMichael
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    It's just not the same. :cry:
     
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  13. tripwire45
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    It's not just the distance, it's the time zone. :wink:
     
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  14. Mitzs
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    Blue and I expect Frist class thank you very much. :dry
     
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  15. ManicMonkey

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    I can give you a first class stamp.
    Perhaps you could mail yourself over for the conference :P
     
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  16. Fergal1982

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    Frist? Sounds a bit like Frisking to me! didnt know you were into that.

    And if you post yourself now, you MIGHT just make it in time.
     
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  17. Mitzs
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    Hey I'm up for a good frisking every now and then. However, you better be wearing a gstrings that I can tuck dollars bills into.

    I do have standards you know.8)
     
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  18. wizard

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    Not very high ones then :twisted:
     
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  19. ffreeloader

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    LOL. It's good to know you have a sense of humor, Fergal. You're a funny guy. :)
     
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  20. twizzle

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    Sorry dont do G-strings, otherwise I'd be a piano!

    And if you paying with dollar bills tahts cheap, i prefer to swipe my card! Access or Visa?:twisted:
     
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