Soliciting Location Suggestions for next Chugalug Meetup

From: David White 
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As many of you recall, we had a Chugalug meetup back in June that I had
helped plan, but then had to bail at the very last minute and miss the
meeting (which I was disappointed about).

That was hosted on the 4th Floor of the Library.

I tried a couple months ago to nail down another date for hosting a similar
event, but that failed miserably due to a number of reasons.

I want to try doing it again, soon, but we will likely be looking into
doing it at a different venue (also for multiple reasons).

I'm still willing to help take a lead role in planning and organizing the
event / meetup / lining up speakers, but if folks wanted to help, I'd
welcome the help.

The main point of this email is to solicit suggestions for a possible venue
(besides the 4th Floor) for a similar type of event - a half-day meeting of
workshops (possibly break-out style), hardware swap, etc...

The goal is to maybe even turn this into a regular occurrence (Quarterly?),
and the ultimate goal is to attempt a Chattanooga Technology Conference in
the next year or two that many of you will recall was discussed about very
early this year.

Anyone have space we could use for a half-day meetup, and/or have
suggestions for such a space? A caveat is "free" would be very, very nice
(and almost mandatory).

Also, contact me if you want to help with the next meetup and/or help with
the longer-term brainstorming and planning for an actual (well
though-through, well planned, well executed) conference.

- David

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=============================================================== From: Stephen Haywood ------------------------------------------------------ What about the BDC. Some Chugalug members are also BDC tenants and may = be able to get access to the conference room there. -- Stephen Haywood Owner, ASG Consulting CISSP, GSEC, OSCP 423.305.3700 stephen@averagesecurityguy.info had helped plan, but then had to bail at the very last minute and miss = the meeting (which I was disappointed about). similar event, but that failed miserably due to a number of reasons. doing it at a different venue (also for multiple reasons). the event / meetup / lining up speakers, but if folks wanted to help, = I'd welcome the help. venue (besides the 4th Floor) for a similar type of event - a half-day = meeting of workshops (possibly break-out style), hardware swap, etc... (Quarterly?), and the ultimate goal is to attempt a Chattanooga = Technology Conference in the next year or two that many of you will = recall was discussed about very early this year. suggestions for such a space? A caveat is "free" would be very, very = nice (and almost mandatory).=20 with the longer-term brainstorming and planning for an actual (well = though-through, well planned, well executed) conference.

=============================================================== From: Wil Wade ------------------------------------------------------ I wonder if the colab might be willing to host. Not sure how much room they have these days however.

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ List of places, that you could get free or with some coercion: 1. 4th floor of Library 2. 100 Cherokee, via Tech Council. (WTF!?! - I got my arm twisted last time I was at a Tech Council meetng by Kirk McLemore to be a little more co-supportive, worth a try) 3. 701 Broad Street, lots of empty rooms and wifi.. A nice conference room (cheep) or UF's conference area (free)