On 11/10/2011 06:34 PM, Ryan Davis wrote:
> I can second this and/or take it a bit further... Seattle.rb used to
> do presentation in several different formats over the years.
> Eventually we evolved into a weekly "nerd party" (aka, hack night).
> Totally free-form, no presentations. We went from a rather dry
> presentation format to (at the time) beer, pizza, and kiln cooked
> sandwiches and it ignited our meeting attendance. There are three key
> components in there:
> 
> 1) weekly = no big deal if you miss one
> 
> 2) food & beer/coffee = much more relaxed environment = more
> inviting
> 
> 3) agenda-less format = more flexible and inviting

I definitely like this. When we do the bar camp here in RDU it's all ad
hoc organization at the last minute - people vote at the time as to what
they want to do with their time.

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