WPLUG Board 2008 Goals

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  • LUGRadio Live USA - Vance 12:45, 20 November 2007 (EST)
  • Establish secret Antarctic command post - Vance 12:45, 20 November 2007 (EST)
  • Meeting schedule defined and published 2-3 months 6 months out - resolve meeting places - Vance 12:45, 20 November 2007 (EST)

Five Year Goals

  • Tangible benefits for members
  • Medium/Large scale Pittsburgh based Linux conference
  • Training to the point of formal certification (see what's going on with the FreeBSD community)
  • Strong SIGs that meet monthly
  • Better WPLUG reputation -- local, national level -- with other lugs, FOSS in general, governments
  • File for 501(c)(3) status
  • Grow membership by 50% each year

Three Year Goals

  • Regional conference on a yearly basis
  • OS Desktop training sessions -- PrePrint workflow, photo workflow, etc. More of a classroom instruction session see about working with ProTech or something
  • Tiered membership program
    • associate, student, professional, etc
    • provides infrastructure for tangible benefits
  • Incorporate with the state
  • Crossover membership with other PGH technology organizations
    • In a regional sense -- connect with other Linux/BSD/Free Software Groups
    • Ohio, WVULug, CPlug, BPLUG, PSLUG
    • regional alliances
    • (aka getting in touch with other organizations that serve a similar purpose)

One Year Goals

  • getting committees functioning
    • start with individual people
    • put people on the committee that are active and willing to do the tasks within the scope
    • make them feel empowered
    • have committees go through the same exercise we're doing here
      • 1 year, 6 mon, 3 mon plans
    • board member on each committee to oversee, but not do the work
    • reduce barrier to entry on committees
  • Tax ID number
  • Meeting schedule defined and published 2-3 months out - resolve meeting places
  • LUGRadio Live USA
  • Fix the online community (handled by internet committee)
    • retire penguin
    • install a real CMS
      • openACS is not a long term solution
      • maybe just stick with MediaWiki
    • redirect wplug.org to wplug.ece.cmu.edu
    • install jabber server for wplug (wildfire is a good option)
    • find some network admins
    • set specific times on IRC for questions/help rather than idlefest
    • select a software platform
    • contest for new WPLUG logo or layout