Sugestion: DragonFlyBSD Hackathon?

Thomas E. Spanjaard tgen at
Wed May 25 10:18:07 PDT 2005

Marc G. Fournier wrote:
Last I checked, we were a virtual community, no?  Can't something be 
setup "electronically" to pull together the various hackers?
That's possible, but one of the cool things about a hackathon is the 
meet & greet in real life with the other characters on the MLs, IRC, 
etc. And you can smack sloppy coders in the face if they made a bugaboo :P.

EU developers already sound organized, with looking at meeting near 
Liverpool this summer ... who do we have NA based, and where?  Is there 
a central location where all could 'meet and go online'?  Or maybe setup 
two locations?
Well, organized... it's basically an idea in it's infancy, which should 
become solid at the end of next month. In Liverpool, there's this guy 
called Liam Foy, who has offered his place and uplink for a couple of 
days. Don't imagine it to be large though.

With all the various IMs, and webcams, and such, it shouldn't be too 
hard to make a 'virtual convention center', no?  Provide lurkers with a 
"look, but don't speak" view on things, and have 'active hackers' 
register as non-lurkers ... ?
Pfew, that's something for a bigger event, and you lose out on meeting 
real persons. Social bonding is a strong plus for keeping a project 
together and fueled with new ideas (that's why multiple overseas branch 
offices working on the same thing work out only slowly).

		-- Thomas E. Spanjaard
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