Karuji said:But! And I do mean but there were some people who had a bit of a side discussion in the middle of the presentation; during the open floor I know things get on a tangent, but during presentations I really think that is not cool!
Rigormortis said:So just start of the night asking if there are any new people, give them a round of applause because they are awesome and encourage them to come up and introduce themselves in the open floor part of the evening. That goes a long way to making someone feel part of the community......!
Rigormortis said:Maybe just a general note on talks...I think they should be more interactive, meaning that we should try and structure them so that there isn't so much to say, but rather a lot to talk about.
@mattbenic said:Yes please! I'd really love to see a "Hi I'm Joe and I'm an alcoholic" sort of start for new people at the events. It helps those of us that have been around a while get to know people more quickly as well. It helps keep things fresh and prevents the "old boys club" feeling.
Rigormortis said:@Mattbenic, Don't worry about the talk, happens to the best of us. Which reminds me, any chance you can upload the slideshow you had at the meetup. Would love to look through the stuff again and start using it.
Karuji said:One this that I would like to throw in about the meets in general. It would be really appreciated if we could organize a table at the back so that people game play games.
The confidence that he had in the art is what made me more excited in the game.
with 30+ people and our new found time limit
Tuism said:Time limit? I didn't know there was a time limit, we always sat till midnight before, so what has changed this time?
Any ideas for getting more women involved?
Karuji said: But between two sound guys how many talks can there be?
b) Getting more of the female participants of the industry into our meetings? This assumes there are women in industry out there who either have not heard of our group, or have heard but are not interested in joining. Thus we must change our presentation to be more attractive to women, and hit new areas of exposure where women game dev are hanging out that we haven't exposed ourselves to.
mattbenic said: I don't know about CT and other areas, but in Joburg at least the industry is absolutely dominated by pale males :)