hi,

That was meant to be humorous but I guess no one got the point :).

Nothing serious.

Pradeep

On 14 December 2010 22:56, sankarshan <foss.mailingli...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 10:48 PM, Pradeep Mohandas
> <pradeep.mohan...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Thanks for the write-up. Why are these meetings happening in classrooms?
> The
> > Mumbai one also happened in a lecture hall complete with green board and
> > chalks! There was even a rickety unbalanced table up front that the
> speakers
> > unconsciously wanted to lean against!
> > I see that Pune has at least advanced to white boards and pens in the
> class
> > room selected. :)
>
> If someone from SICSR is on the list they may be able to put a much
> definitive answer.
>
> My guess is that arranging for the auditorium or, even an informal
> gathering place at a reasonably quick notice is difficult to do. There
> aren't many places at Pune where you can get together, sit around and
> then break off into smaller circles of discussion. Especially at that
> hour of the day.
>
> That said, the "classroom" did encourage the students (the newbie
> contributors) to speak up in familiar surroundings. So, it actually
> worked out fairly well although Erik and Danese ended up doing a bit
> of back and forth on moderating and queue-ing up the questions.
>
> --
> sankarshan mukhopadhyay
> <http://sankarshan.randomink.org/blog>
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