[LGM] announcing LGM 2014?

Manuel Schmalstieg webdev at ms-studio.net
Wed Jun 26 15:12:58 PDT 2013

Well, taking myself as an example, I don't have any *specific*
question to ask that I could write to the list ... but I would happily
hang out for an hour on an IRC channel with other LGM folks, and just
listen to what people are saying, see what ideas and plans are
crystallizing, maybe chat with some LGM Madrid attendees.

Doing it on IRC would have some clear advantages:

- you and other future Leipzig staff members can have a useful team discussion.
- other LGM community members can ask informal questions and chat a bit.
- no mailboxes will get spammed in the process (if important things
are said, we can always re-post to the list).
- low-involvement community members (who are to shy to write to the
list) will get an opportunity to become more deeply involved :)

Indeed it's early, and I assume there aren't so many practical things
to ask/discuss yet. It's rather about keeping the pace, the energy,
and enabling communication among the community. I think the Madrid
event was a very strong moment, where people from many different areas
and locations connected and had good talks. Having something like a
monthly IRC hangout could help to keep those connections alive.

It's not necessarily your duty to organize this, but I think you're in
a perfect position to simply choose a date (some Friday or Saturday
evening, Leipzig time zone, sometime in July) and announce it, and it
will just launch the process.


On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 9:26 PM, Mario Behling <mb at mariobehling.de> wrote:
> Hi Manuel,
> yes, I think this is a great idea for the community in general. I see
> that other communities have a monthly meeting as well.
> In regards to IRC meetings about the Leipzig event I believe we
> definitely need to focus on this during the months preceding the event
> as there will be more questions arising and as we need more help from
> everyone as we get closer to the actual event. At the moment there
> does not seem so many questions coming up. So, I am ok for discussing
> questions still on the list at the moment.
> All the best,
> Mario
> On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 12:05 AM, Manuel Schmalstieg
> <webdev at ms-studio.net> wrote:
>> Mario,
>> What would you think of holding regular IRC meetings for the
>> LGM-sympathizers? It wouldn't cost a lot of energy -- say having a
>> one-hour public IRC meeting once per month -- and it could help
>> keeping the information flowing, without the burden of writing
>> official news announcements. It would be a good entry gate for people
>> who want to give a hand to the organizers. It would be an opportunity
>> for everyone to get questions answered, rather informally.
>> Just an idea, but i'm convinced it's a good one :)
>> - Manuel
>> On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 7:14 AM, Mario Behling <mb at mariobehling.de> wrote:
>>> Hello Nate, Femke and all,
>>> thank you for working on the announcement.
>>> I think the text is very good and concise.
>>> Regarding partners, I would also leave them out for the moment as
>>> official announcements should be coordinated with them and it is early
>>> very stage for some of them.
>>> Best would be to include more detailed information at a later stage in
>>> a blog post and press release once the 2014 site is online. I think
>>> around 6 months before the event would be good.
>>> So, from my point of view the announcement can go out like it is on
>>> the website now.
>>> Thanks again for all the support!
>>> - Mario
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