Running BAA London
RunningBAALondon is the page to use if you want to discuss what the BAA London group should do and how it should do it. It is a separate page so that people who just want to find out what the group does, with a view to coming to a meeting, do not have to bother themselves with all this.
Changing this page
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A typical Meeting
When we are well organised actual details for the next meeting are in BaaLondon.
The Knights Templar, 95 Chancery Lane, Off Carey Street, Near Fleet Street,Greater London, WC2A 1DT full venue details- a word of warning as JD Wetherspoon has a dodgy security certificate & Firefox complains, but hey, they are a pub chain, not a software company. There are lots of guest beers available.
Next venue (for the BAPLA AGM) is the Albion a Youngs pub.at 2/3 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6AA
We have have recently changed from the last Friday of the month to the last Monday. Let's see how that goes.
As far as something that has only happened only a few times can have a norm we usually: Meet downstairs between 2 and 3pm; move upstairs about 3pm; either gather together for a themed meeting (the Albion has large TV screen we can use for presentations); or split into smaller groups around computers connected via the WIFI, usually provided by PhilLast. Later on, it becomes more difficult to hold a single meeting (APLers being more difficult to keep in a single group that it is to herd cats); so we split into smaller groups, some going downstairs again. By the start of the meeting we should know who is going to record the meeting, by the end we should know what is going to happen at the next meeting.
What others do
See Community/UserGroups for a list of user groups held in the WIKI
There is another list at http://www.vector.org.uk/?area=comm
Because Devon was helpful enough to point me in that direction I have looked at NYCJUG. By the time you see this I will have started a thread in the Google Group about it.
Ellis - I run a monthly group here in New York City for J called NYCJUG (NYC J-Users Group): see http://www.jsoftware.com/jwiki/NYCJUG to see how we use the J wiki to post notices and meeting notes. Also, it wouldn't hurt to send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about posting meeting notices there (as long as you're not worried about possible infection.)
Also, you might want to list on Gary's Guide: http://www.garysguide.org/ and any other general, technical lists for your area of which you may be aware.
Publicity For Meetings
Before each meeting we ask a group member to post its details in the following places:
Members are encouraged to do the same in places we may not otherwise think of, and to post links to the WIKI there too. To avoid duplication this is where I know links have been put:
A reminder should be sent to BAALondon Google Group and comp.lang.apl a week before the meeting.