[MVLUG] Install fest sign-up sheet and exit survey?

Jonathan Lindsey jlindsey at 3drc.com
Wed Jan 19 11:58:35 MST 2011

Another reminder about our lesson's learned from the last install fest:

Jonathan Lindsey
Network Engineer
3D Research Corporation
GPG Key: 0x523C81E6

On 01/19/2011 09:28 AM, Jonathan Lindsey wrote:
> We absolutely need to establish a first in, first out processes.  Last
> time my girlfriend heard many complaints about the wait time, especially
> in regards to how quickly they were helped before other people.  I know
> that I have no clue who's been helped, who was there first during the
> event, and if we had a sheet we could go to the sheet and see who's been
> helped.
> As far as survey, it would be nice to have one but we **absolutely
> cannot spam them to join our LUG**.  I think the method of telling them
> about the LUG at the end of the install and asking them if they would
> like to join would be great.
> Joe, if you think that the feb meeting isn't too soon after the install
> fest to have a follow up, then let's do it.  We need to make  sure that
> people from the install fest know about the meeting, and that we will be
> fielding any newbie type questions for the meeting.... if no one shows
> up then we'll just hang out.  Maybe some sort of flyer, this could have
> information about the next LUG meeting, and how to join the LUG.
> Don,
> Although the install fest should be about helping people install Linux,
> which is our first and foremost priority, we as advocates of open source
> should allow the opportunity of continued "communal support".
> There are many articles online that talk about people coming to the
> install fests and getting linux installed but then go home and have no
> idea what to do with it.  Now a majority of our "customers" are using
> Linux for a class at NMSU and they will be done with it after the class.
>  If our LUG was for profit I would have an issue with using the install
> fest as a means to recruit new members, but since our help is free, and
> the LUG is definitely not for profit, I see no problems with mentioning
> our LUG.  The LUG can only benefit from new members.  I may not see or
> understand the downside to this.
> Side Notes:
> I plan on bringing coffee and making coffee in the morning.  I am not a
> creamer and sugar type of person, if you are, please make arrangements,
> as I do not have creamer at the house.  This coffee is from CoffeeAM.com
> and we will be drinking Organic Santo Domingo *Fair Trade*:
> http://www.coffeeam.com/sandombanes5.html
> As always with the up-most respect,
> Jonathan

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