I'm going to try a little experiment.
Other than one Linux user group, we haven't done a whole lot of speaking or meetings in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. I do have a few emails from people who would like me to come present if I am ever in the area, but nothing concrete yet.
As an example of the kinds of meetings that I am looking for, take a look at my Utah Trip.
I am going to outline a trip, and would like to invite anyone interested in meeting with me or in having me speak to their group, organization, or company, to use a couple of social networking tools to fill up my calendar! I usually end up sending and receiving dozens of emails when I plan a week-long evangelization trip. I'd like to reduce that number substantially if at all possible.
Here are the parameters and ground rules:
- I'll arrive late in the day on Monday the 4th of June.
- I'll depart at mid-day on Friday the 8th of June.
- My center of gravity will be Bethesda.
- Looking for user groups and private meetings.
- I know traffic is bad; leave adequate room between meetings.
Ok, now here are your tools:
This is, of course, user-generated content taken to the extreme -- a user-generated calendar, if you will. Let's see if the people who read this blog can help me to create a worthwhile week for me!
I posted a very bare-bones schedule outline on the Wiki page. Put yourself on there, and use one of the other tools to recruit attendees and to coordinate a time. Make sure that I have address and contact information.
Of course, if your office building has 5 sides or your agency name has 3 letters and you don't want to share all of the details, enter a somewhat opaque description on the Wiki, and send me an email with the details.