I have previously blogged here and here about my proposal to relaunch the Lincolnshire LUG. Whilst my idea was met with enthusiasm from most, the general feedback was that the geography and rurality of Lincolnshire as a county was too vast, and that a smaller, more localised LUG was needed that could meet more regularly.
Listening to member feedback, I am pleased to be able to announce the start of Lincoln LUG. I am currently in the process of sourcing a venue for our first meet in September, and I will post details via the Lincoln LUG mailing list of the date, time and venue.
The Lincoln LUG membership is open to any existing Lincolnshire LUG or neighbouring LUG members who can travel and want the opportunity to meet with like-minded GNU/Linux people over a drink or two.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the Lincolnshire LUG mailing list members for their support and ideas, and the lug.ork.uk admins for helping me to make this happen. I would also like to thank my husband, Philip, for his offer of taste-testing all the local hostelries in an effort to find a venue suitable for us.
Following on from my previous post about relaunching the Lincolnshire LUG, I thought I would share here the responses that I have received so far from the existing members who are on the mailing list. This is the mail I sent: Lincs LUG: relaunch?
You can see that I have had a lot of positive responses, including a couple from members of neighbouring LUGs. This has greatly encouraged me and lets me know that there is appetite out there for an active LUG in Lincolnshire.
If this is something that interests you; you live in Lincolnshire and aren’t already a member of the mailing list, please join so that you can contribute to the conversation and help us create a more active Lincolnshire LUG
I came back from OggCamp 2011 completely inspired to contribute something back to the Linux community after sitting in on Lorna Jane Mitchell’s talk about Open Sourcing your career. Now, I am not a technical geek, and know little or nothing about code, applications or programming but what I lack in technical abilities, I more than make up for in social skills, networking and making things happen. So I have joined the Lincolnshire LUG mailing list and emailed the members with an offer to take over the running/relaunch of the LUG, which has been dead for nearly 2 years! I had previously discussed whether LUG’s were still viable/useful when I guest presented on The Dick Turpin Roadshow episode six.
I’m hoping to get a few responses to see whether it is viable to establish the LUG again, and I’m optimistic that it will happen. I’m certainly fired full of enthusiasm to make a go of it. If I build it, they will come