[wplug-board] Another thought on upcoming meeting
pat at lectroid.com
Sun Jan 19 16:00:29 EST 2014
On 01/18/2014 10:04 PM, Justin Smith wrote:
> We don't necessarily have to make our next meeting entirely about
> automation software. I don't know how you deploy Juju, but with
> Puppet, it's probably good to set up a dedicated virtual machine for
> the "puppetmaster" server that directs the Puppet clients. Maybe we
> could present Juju (or Puppet, one of the two) and virtualization
> instead of two presentations about automation software.
> I mean, if we're going to do a hands-on event the following month,
> we'll probably be playing with virtual machines anyway. Right? People
> aren't going to bring production systems to something like that.
I'll reiterate something I've said before, but FWIW - I don't think we
should ever book more than one presentation per meeting. At least, not
unless we're prepared to be somewhat more disciplined about the time
allocated to each presentation. At least at WSCC, we have a fixed
timeframe that we have the room for, plus our attendees plan their day
around the advertised timeframe - if we do multiple presentations, we
need to be careful about making sure we give each presentation a
specific timeframe, and stick to it. To do otherwise isn't fair to the
presenters (particularly to the second presenter scheduled, if the first
runs long), and it's not great to any attendees who (for example)
planned their afternoon around the idea of the meeting ending at 4:00pm,
when it really ends up going until 5:00pm....
I have an existing presentation about virtualization that I've presented
before, that I can update and adapt for reuse. But that could be 45
minutes or so, just by itself.
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