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draft 1st annual meeting minutes

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15:00

  • Sitting on a green lawn in the sakia's garden
  • 25 member, but by the end we where 35

15:30

  • Each member is telling how he heared about the group
  • Many of the members knew about eglug from the Installfest and word of mouth
  • Alaa started asking if there is problems with the EGLUG website
  • Members starting saying their opinions about the site design (mdkman)
  • Debate if we are just a forum for technical support or a platform for making activities
  • News are published without explaining the locations and other stuff to new visitors
  • We need someone who is willing to spend some time on the site design and the improvement

15:45

  • We could send email for every event we do. Subscribing to the event mail could be optional
  • Meeso complains that the site is overloaded with links that makes him confused and he wonders if they can be grouped
  • Ahmed asks if we could have less than 7 links on the main page
  • Conceptor asks if we could add a sticky post that links to features of the site
  • Numbers of nodes to the number of users means that we don't have enough users adding content to the site.

16:00

  • BlueViper says the website is perfect !
  • whirlpool adds that he finds things confusing for new users and is bored of the colors
  • Roberto complains that he hates the ta3mya slogan
  • Alaa asks for the lack of Arabic content and that we don't force a language
  • Most of us agree that official posts, reports, should be in Arabic some complain that this would be an overhead

tarateer

16:15

cake time Happy Birthday EGLUG !!!

17:45

Assesment of the activities done last year

Alaa, Manal and Whirlpool are listing the activities we made last year

  • InstallFest
  • Sakia Meeting
  • Sakia weekly gathering
  • Do or Die
  • Courses
  • Special courses
    • Command line
    • Debugging
    • MySQL
    • BIND
    • Drupal
    • Samba
    • Bash scripting
    • graphics
    • CF engine
    • Phaeronix .. the making of a liveCD
  • Menia courses
  • Mengos
    • sessions in ritsec
    • session in AUC
    • Conference in Shephard Hotel
    • Mansheyet Naser lab
  • SSTE
  • Culture and Science Institute in 6th of October City
  • Arabdev in Menia in Abu Qorqas
  • Portsaid lifemakers
  • Alex lifemakers

Sakia as the biggest and best partner

Discussing what we wanted to do last year but didn't manage to achieve.

  • CD and Book distribution in a shop
  • Alex InstallFest
  • Share
  • Arabization of drupal
  • Editorial policy
  • InstallFest in May
  • Preparing the events of a month before hand is more successful
  • Ezabi suggests that we need more of the members to add content and that only 40 are adding almost all the content on the site
  • Some are busy and can not join in the gatherings .. others are not very busy yet they don't show up
  • few says that they need an agenda for what is going to happen
  • A debate on what we can provide in courses and what people want from us in eglug sessions
  • the format of the sessions itself
  • the difficulty of what we as a group we can direct our resources in a professional way

17:15

  • Mtag suggests that we should concentrate more on the Saturday sessions as these would increase our base.
  • people who attended the courses found it useful
  • we should announce earlier who is going to volunteer and attend the gatherings of any given month
  • Ezabi suggests that we put a topic for the saturday gatherings
  • Sessions would not be suitable on days other than saturday .. because of the work schdule of people willing to give the session
  • Manal suggests that on Saturdays that few can sit together and work on something.

17:30

Saturday

  • 15:00 - 17:00 informal gathering
  • 17:00 - 19:00 formal session

people who will attend the informal gathering in July 2005

  • Cvirus anytime
  • Mtag, Roberto 23 only
  • MyAnywhere anytime
  • Whirlpool
  • not registered Karim Mahmoud
  • suggestion about making an activity online
  • suggestion of new form of activity
  • Karim suggests a magazine or partnering with a computer magazine to add linux content.

17:45

Activities details:

  • Do or Die
    • How to translation
    • Online do or die (drupal localization)
    • Clustering
    • Thin clients
    • discovering AJAX
  • Suggestion to build on an existing FOSS and improve it (programming)
  • some suggestion about some music applications session Hosam adeeb
  • podcasting suggestion

18:10

sessions

  • publishing applications .. Lyx, DocBook
  • firewalls
  • MySQL
  • Debugging
  • GUI programming for C
  • Command line
  • Scripting
  • Astersik session
  • PHP
  • drupal
  • Postfix and sasl Mail servers
  • Nagios
  • Java programming and Eclipse
  • Java script + DOM + Mozilla

18:20

Ezabi suggests Linux courses for children around 14 years old

  • suggestions about authoring linux books .. we can recycle our wiki or build from the ketab linux el shamel

July Sessions Schedule

Wednesday 2005-07-13Command line
Saturday 2005-07-16Introduction to python scripting, music applications
Tuesday 2005-07-19Introduction to Drupal session
Saturday 2005-07-23Mail servers
Saturday 2005-07-30web application security



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