Down by the river side
Apparently I’ve been asked to put together an informal get together in Melbourne. I have doubts that I can do this but… Here goes:
The first thing to say about it is the idea came from Clickon, a mailing list which is a sort of breakaway from the ABC Science Mailing List. Peter Adderly asked me to put this together, this is the reason the twitter hashtag will be #petespicnic at least for now, if others have a better idea for a name, then we might change it.
Anyway, restricting the planning to clickon may not be the best way to go, so I decided to try a blog to open it out to other interesting people who may like to come too, such as the ABC people I know, the local twitterheads, and secondlifers… no, it’s not just for Melbourne people, you can come too if you want to fly, bus, drive, ride or hike down, that’s fine.
I think we should set the location somewhere near the Yarra, near Federation Square, Southbank or the Botanical Gardens.
And I think November would be a good time to do this, when things are warming up.
I personally would like to opt for a daylight get together, this would make it easier for families who want to come, however if there was also an evening get together for those who wanted to go to the pub or have an evening meal together, then why not.
Food, I haven’t sorted this out… but I think it should be BYO and Share, or we could possibly just buy what we wanted from the local cafes.
Melbournes weather can be capricious, so we should have a plan to take cover should it be too cold and wet.
Anyway, this is all just in it’s planning stages, what I’d like is some help, some suggestions and a few hands to show who might, or who’d like to come, even if you’re not quite sure that you could make it yet.
Yes, we are aiming for early November.