[CALUG] [DC LoCo] Release Party

Chuck Frain chuck at chuckfrain.net
Thu Apr 22 09:36:55 EDT 2010

The few people that I've talked to about doing a group release party
have wanted to do it in the Rockville area near a metro stop out that
way. That way the NOVA, DC, Balto, and Frederick people can get there
fairly easily. 

That being said if it is in DC it must be on or very near a Metro train
stop for any hope of the MD contingent that I've talked to to consider
showing up. No one that I've talked to is willing to attempt to drive 
into DC (myself included). It would also be preferable for the event to
be a lunch on Saturday. This way we could probably entice a few more
people to show up, perhaps with their families, as a part of a day of
sightseeing while they're there.

Those are my few thoughts on the matter. 

On Wed, 21 Apr 2010, Celeste Lyn Paul wrote:

> Hey everyone,
> There has been some talk about planning the upcoming Ubuntu release
> and what to do about the party. Is there any interest in a joint
> MD/DC/CALUG release party? The DC Loco is suggesting a place in town,
> how do MD folks feel about this?
> ~ Celeste
> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 10:58 PM, Daniel Chen <seven.steps at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 10:48 PM, Luke Faraone <luke at faraone.cc> wrote:
> >> I was at the Sunlight Foundation's party last year, and, although it was
> >> not as well-attended as some hoped, they do actually have a pretty nice
> >> venue, a large conference room, and high-quality connectivity. (Useful
> >> if we're going to be installing / downloading additional software from
> >> the internet)
> >
> > In my mind, this coming release party needs to accommodate at least
> > three things:
> > * reliable, high-speed Internet connectivity
> > * fairly central, easily Metrorail-accessible location for NoVA, DC, and MD
> > * food
> >
> > Why do I place connectivity over food? Simple: we're celebrating a
> > release, and we'd like to point out cool things on our laptops to
> > those who pop in and/or wander by. And, of course, to each other.
> >
> > Why the focus on a central location? To put it plainly, our LoCo's
> > most active members are from NoVA, DC, and MD. It "makes sense" to
> > attempt to accommodate the metro region.
> >
> > Food, well, is slightly more contentious. Suffice to say that I [as a
> > celiac vegan] can't eat most things at nearly every restaurant, so I'd
> > much rather spend time dialing up the tubes than worrying about food.
> > Understandably, however, most people will want to eat, drink, and be
> > merry -- therefore I couldn't care less where the food venue is.
> >
> > So -- perhaps the MD LoCo team can help us out here?
> >
> > -Dan
> >
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