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johannes

Hi everyone, we are exploring the possibility to organize meetups between the stripecon. The idea is to use our companies video conferencing sytsem to give everyone the chance to join from home or work. And if someone is close to our offices they can come in person. But before we start doing this on a regular basis we want to do a test run, to see if it is even an option. See if the technology holds and what are the things we need to focus on.

So we decided to do a test run on Jan 29th. This will not be a fully worked out meetup but rather a testing of the idea. We will have 2-3 lighting talks, hopefully. And otherwise just chat a little.

If you are interested in joining us for this experiment please sign up at: https://forms.gle/rDmZMgRzBxhhwfWKA

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Silverstripe Europe Virtual Meetup

Join us for our Virtual Meetup Testrun January 29th at 8pm (GMT + 1) If you are close to Munich, Germany you can join us in real life. For everyone else we will be hosting this meetup in a virtual meeting room and everyone can join from their own home. In order to send you the login credentials we need your e-mail address. Please remember: If you join us via video you will need to bring your own Pizza and Beer!

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Silverstripe Europe Virtual Meetup

Join us for our Virtual Meetup Testrun January 29th at 8pm (GMT + 1) If you are close to Munich, Germany you can join us in real life. For everyone else we will be hosting this meetup in a virtual meeting room and everyone can join from their own home. In order to send you the login credentials we need your e-mail address. Please remember: If you join us via video you will need to bring your own Pizza and Beer!

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Silverstripe Europe Virtual Meetup

Join us for our Virtual Meetup Testrun January 29th at 8pm (GMT + 1) If you are close to Munich, Germany you can join us in real life. For everyone else we will be hosting this meetup in a virtual meeting room and everyone can join from their own home. In order to send you the login credentials we need your e-mail address. Please remember: If you join us via video you will need to bring your own Pizza and Beer!

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johannes

Ah and since @blueskies asked: If you join by video: It does not have to be beer. You can drink whatever you have at your place.

We call it BYOB. Bring Your Own Bar.

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Firesphere

I would suggest updating the wording to Bring your own Drinks in the text then

johannes

I was afraid that would cause confusion. And people would show up just with their own device and have nothing to drink. Maybe ByoDaD Bring your own Device and Drinks? Good thing we are doing a testrun...

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dorsetdigital

@johannes I'm not sure what format you're considering, but if you've ever been involved in the Google webmasters hangouts (with John Muller, etc.) they have a nice Q&A system too. Allows people to send in topics for discussion during the hangout.

dorsetdigital

Can be a handy way to add a bit of structure if there aren't talks as such

johannes

Yes, thats the parts why we want to run a test to see what makes sense or what might be worse exploring. If we did Q&A who would answer them?

dorsetdigital

Well, that's the question 🙂 In their case, it's obviously hosted by the search team, so they are answering the questions.

johannes

We will do the first test run with our Cisco Video Conference Bridge. Because if that works, For future meetups we could host them in Munich and Hamburg in our offices and other companies could join in with their video conference rooms.

dorsetdigital

Perhaps Q&A is something to do occasionally. Get a topic expert, a Silverstripe representative, etc. to be in the meeting and have them be the focus

johannes

@dorsetdigital I really like that Idea. Maybe do like deep dive on a moulde with that maintainer and stuff like that.