Meetings

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About Meetings

TWUUG exists as both an on-line and physical group. The on-line nature is handled through this website and the Forums. Physical meetings are very important to the mission of the group. There are many reasons we have meetings:

  1. Putting real faces to names
  2. Building a TWUUG community
  3. Useful presentations and demos
  4. Meeting in person with other members before and after the meeting
  5. Trade/swap/sell hardware

Attendance varies wildly. Sometimes as low as 20 and sometimes over 40. It depends of a variety of factors: weather, time of year, presentations offered, etc. If you want to volunteer to present and/or have topic suggestions, please post them on the Forums.

Meeting Dates/Times/Location

TWUUG meets on the first Thursday of each month. This date is moved if there is a conflict with a holiday. The date of the next meeting is always posted on our home page.

Normally, meetings are located at:

Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital
1309 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502
757-461-5001x431

Meetings start at 7:30pm and run until 9:30pm or so. We usually have a premeeting dinner at 6pm and the location is announced on the mail list. but for years it has been Uno Pizzeria at Janaf.

Directions

Map to meeting location. Click for a larger view

From Interstate 64: Take the Military Highway South exit (exit 281). Proceed south about 1/2 mile.You will pass the Hilton, and Norfolk Tech. Take a left on Lowery Road, which is between Farm Fresh and Walmart. Lake Taylor Hospital will be on your left, before Kempsville Rd.

From Interstate 264: Take the Military Highway North exit. Proceed north about 1 mile. You will pass Military Circle Mall. Take a right on Lowery Road, which is between Farm Fresh and Walmart. Lake Taylor Hospital will be on your left, before Kempsville Rd.

Meeting Structure

TWUUG is an informal group. Therefore, we do not adhere to any strict agendas for meetings. Some meetings are more structured than others, it depends on what needs to be covered that night. Here is a typical meeting:

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  • Optional pre-meeting dinner (off site) (90 min)
  • Members and new people register on the signin sheet
  • Welcome/Introduction (5 min)
  • Presentation/Demo (10-45 min)
  • Presentation/Demo (10-45 min)
  • Open topics (if any)
  • TWUUG Business (if any) (1-20 min)
  • FOSS/Linux discs sometimes made available
  • Free time/post-meeting breakouts (up to 45 min)
  • Pictures taken for new members
  • Parking lot gatherings for diehards :)

Meeting History/Log

Not everyone can make it to a meeting, so we keep logs of what happened in each meeting on this website. We started keeping logs Jan 2005. With the introduction of this collaborative website (3/2006), it is now easy for presenters and attendees to elaborate in the log.

CLICK HERE to visit the log!

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