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I've just been voted chairman of my local LUG, next step the world...
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I suspect it's a rotten job really. Herding cats is never easy. It's not that people are bad or anything, but a LUG is a lose association of people with differing abilities and interests and the chairman's job is to find a venue with power and internet connectivity and get everyone to turn up.
Finding locations has been particularly hard for the previous chairman because popular locations that we have used in the past have been unavailable which has forced us into alternatives often at the last minute - which is never good for anyone.
-- "It's Not Magic, It's Work"Adam
Probably good advice... It does serve me right for asking "What does the chairman actually do?" - I was nominated before I received the explanation of the actual responsibilities of the role...
Basically it's about finding a location for the meeting, getting people to give talks, getting enough donations to cover the cost of the meeting venue, and getting everyone to the meeting.
If you have a tame insider at a University or Company with power and internet access in the correct location then it's all very easy - otherwise it's really hard...
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