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2015-07-02
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agile_geek05:07:02

@pupeno: my fault, I should have written channel name on the white board on Tuesday. 😉 The abbreviation is quite well known. It’s used to refer to the London Clojurians in twitter account and hash tag and github account, but point taken. Suggestions anyone?

pupeno07:07:53

Good morning.

mccraigmccraig09:07:23

@agile_geek @pupeno : are topics searchable ? or could we pin a message with "london" in it ?

pupeno09:07:20

It doesn’t look like it.

korny11:07:08

whoa, lots of cool monadic stuff here since I last checked in. Will need to find time to read and digest. I grokked the whole monad thing once, after an intensive day-long workshop at a Yow conference… but I’ve lost some of the clarity I had then; the funcool/cats stuff might just revive my interest!

mccraigmccraig11:07:20

korny: that's what keeps happening to me... grok, forget, rinse, repeat... though the understanding seems to be getting stickier with time

otfrom12:07:57

it is almost like we need to practice in order to understand... 😉

mccraigmccraig12:07:07

gosh @otfrom, that's controversial

mccraigmccraig12:07:08

pinned items are searchable, but don't seem to have any special priority in searches

thomas12:07:52

@otfrom: you should get at least a Nobel prize for that idea!!!!

pupeno12:07:43

Pinned messages are but not the purpose of the channel? 😖

mccraigmccraig12:07:32

pupeno: right, but a pinned message is visible to everyone, if they don't disappear off the 10k message history cliff then they could be used to state the channel purpose

otfrom12:07:28

Looks like we are taking a Skills Matter break until September and then we'll be in their new space so no talks until September unless someone can come up with an alternative venue

mccraigmccraig12:07:31

@otfrom: what are the requirements of a venue ?

otfrom12:07:52

projector, access, room for enough people to attend

otfrom12:07:13

(audiences can vary from 6 to 150, but most are 20-50)

otfrom12:07:31

can limit the numbers if the space is smaller, but it is nice to hold more than 30 if poss

otfrom12:07:02

video or audio records in lovely, but not required.

mccraigmccraig12:07:20

the trampery @ old st has a room that can hold 200... it's quite busy, but i'll ask charles what the possibility is for a ldnclj freebie

otfrom12:07:49

aww... thx! Probably worth talking to @thattommyhall and @jonpither about that as they are the ones organising atm

otfrom12:07:04

thattommyhall: sorry about not reading Gen's email properly from before.

thattommyhall12:07:23

shared mailbox for just that might be good

mccraigmccraig12:07:40

i'll sound out first... i've no idea whether there is any real possibility of it happening there

thattommyhall12:07:40

my friends at uswitch and gocardless are nice

thattommyhall12:07:55

if we do want to do one or 2 more

otfrom12:07:04

thattommyhall: I thought they'd stopped talking to you since you've "gone rogue"

thattommyhall12:07:57

the machine has loads of good people inside

otfrom12:07:53

kushalp: ^^

thattommyhall12:07:23

yeah, saw that

korny12:07:51

I can get space at TW Soho, but it’s probably limited to 30-40 realistically

thattommyhall12:07:25

my mates sci-fi folk rock fusion band has a song about a guy stuck in an evil robot thats fighting superman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USqIPJ7QqaY

otfrom12:07:26

a group email box for ldnclj would be great.

otfrom12:07:43

thattommyhall: filk!

korny12:07:48

There’s a bigger space with a projector and the like, but it needs setup/take-down, so harder to do for a free event

otfrom13:07:29

thattommyhall: I know Karsten wanted to do part 2 of his talk on http://thi.ng at some point

thattommyhall13:07:57

All in the trello?

thattommyhall13:07:07

thats where we know things bruce

thattommyhall13:07:15

not in chatrooms

otfrom13:07:41

you are completely correct

otfrom13:07:58

(pretty sure I said I was the worst organiser ever)

thattommyhall13:07:48

ill have more time for a bit now

thattommyhall13:07:52

happy to take more on

thattommyhall13:07:00

ive coasted as an organiser for a bitty

otfrom13:07:41

you've coasted. I've been rubbish for ages.

otfrom13:07:01

I've put my face on October to try to get Karsten. If not I'm sure I'll be able to get someone else.

otfrom13:07:16

are you good to take on the November talk thattommyhall?

thattommyhall13:07:46

I am actually in the Caribbean for Speakerconf then

thattommyhall13:07:57

well, just before for 2 weeks with my partner

tcrayford13:07:54

aww, speakerconf, jelly

otfrom13:07:35

thattommyhall: swap Oct/Nov then or shall we find another willing victim^H^H volunteer?

agile_geek14:07:49

While on subject of organising stuff…anyone want to suggest a day of the month for the project based dojo? I’m guessing 3rd week of month?

otfrom14:07:28

agile_geek: sounds good to me

agile_geek15:07:59

I’d prefer a Tuesday (as I travel on Mondays) but I need to sort out possible venues and align with them. If anyone would like to host this Dojo let me know 😉

otfrom17:07:02

agile_geek: Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Centre on South Bank often work in a pinch. I've used them for weekend hack days before

otfrom17:07:19

Google Campus might work too

agile_geek18:07:35

@otfrom: cheers. @jr0cket might get Salesforce Tower but useful to have fall backs

agile_geek18:07:14

otfrom: does that break from talks start immediately or is there one next week?