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  • Being in Southern Central Cal (Bakersfield) Fresno is appealing however still same distance to Spicecorps meetings for me...

    LA Meetings are 1.5-2.5 Hours...

    Fresno Meetings 2-2.5 Hours...

    Geez... I guess I might have to start one as well ...

    We just don't have a lot of SW users yet...  at least not registered by location anyway!

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  • I'm down, kinda strange that SoCal is the only place with a SpiceCorps...

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  • I'm in Bakersfield.

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  • Nice to see ya Mike... Been about 10 years since I've heard your Name!

    Not in Valencia any more eh?

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  • another Fresno spicehead.  lets get this going and get the t-shirts ordered...

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  • This idea is relevant to my interests (and my location--Fresno here as well).

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  • I'd be interested as well.

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  • LA Started Kicking theirs back into gear...

    you might look at the basic setup that they're using to get the ball rolling again..

    This was the starting conversation

    And

    Here is the agenda and Setup

    Think Fresno has plenty of SW users it looks like

    Just would need to do the steps to setup a Dedicated Group for the Area... (excellent resource they setup for this!)

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  • Let's get this started Fresno

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  • Interested. Fresno area local. 

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  • <--------- +1 Fresno

    Step 2: Lock down a date, time and location.
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  • I'm in for a Fresno group!

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  • I'm near Visalia (Traver), and am interested in a Fresno group.

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    camerones wrote:

    another Fresno spicehead.  lets get this going and get the t-shirts ordered...

    Where is a good spot?

    I might be able to go north...  for SW... 

    Know any places that will hold 10-20 people and possibly have Wifi ?

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  • Sounds like an idea. Only snag is I commute to Porterville every day and when I get home am not really up for any meetings.

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  • Lets setup a Saturday meeting.

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  • U have any space in your place?

    LA Group rented a Conf Room from a hotel for 1-2 Hours We could do the same...

    Thinkin' more Kern Co Spiceworks rather than Central Valley

     

    I have a conf room, but think I'd personally prefer a hotel / restaurant conf room...

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  • I have a small conference room. I like the hotel or restaurant idea better also but don't want it to cost money.

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  • I'm around Visalia myself.

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  • See Visalia will need to have one more in your area and near s. fresno...

    doubt the 1.5 hour drive south will be worth it for ya...

    however we wouldn't push you away!

     

    10 years ago Mike and I were in school together and I haven't seen him for ~9 now I'd figure?

    and we're in the same city!

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  • Personally, I don't mind the travel, though the prospect of doing so after a full days work is a bit daunting. Less so if it were a Friday.

     

    Being new to SpiceWorks, and definitively new to Spice Corps, I'm interested to know what the protocol would be having non-Spice IT users attend. I know a few IT-pros who would enjoy Spiceworks, but are still learning and growing. 

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  • And i dont think paying for using a hotel conf center is unreasonable, as long as everyone throws money in the hat.

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  • Cool... will try and do something within the next 1-2 weeks...

    Non- Spice Users are welcome as long as they contribute to the discussion... whatever that may be...

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  • Nice progress, guys.  Friendly reminder that if you want Spiceworks to roll out our full promotional plan to get out IT pros at your meet-up, we need at least a 3 week heads-up on your meeting. 

    Once you have the time, date and location set, pass over the info, and I'll get a group started for ya!

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  • Any luck with getting something started BC?

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  • Nope... Got Busy at the office and haven't had the energy to worry about it...

    Really looking at like the Hampton across from Crystal Palace or something...

    Willing to spend $100 or so not that major..

    Otherwise at a restaurant or something...

    Would like to give SW about  3-4 Weeks notice... 

     

    You have any ideas?  Was thinking about using some other places but just haven't had the thought in my head this week...

     

    (my SW posting quota was met last month... so I guess I'm low for August now!)

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  • Same here. Busy. I will let you know if I think of a place that would be cheap and work good.

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  • I'm working in Visalia as well but live in Fresno.  Please let me know what I can do to assist in getting this together.

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  • Hey Dubbz...

    Do you have a location that you would like to use / recommend?

    Not sure I can talk Mike Into traveling north but It wouldn't kill me to go pick him up and drive him if I have to!

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    Its nice to be able to sit in a training room type of room and be able to have  a pretty free flow conversation...

    For me I like to know:

    What others are using to combat similar problems

    How they worked out some of the problems - specifics

    Problems Others are facing with No Solutions

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  • B-C...

    I do have some connections for meeting space in Fresno and have depending on how many people we have interested have access to a couple of conference rooms here at my location (in Visalia).  It will all depend on time / date(s) of the meetings. 

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  • I am definitely interested in attending any Fresno meetings or anything near! 

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  • We have a conference room we could make available as well.

    http://chukchansigold.com/Groups/ConferenceRooms/

    711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold, CA 93614

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  • I don't mind driving. It is usually a matter of the time.

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  • I am very new to the SP community, what do the Spice corps meetings about?

     

    Im in Visalia,Ca

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    BryanMurray wrote:

    We have a conference room we could make available as well.

    http://chukchansigold.com/Groups/ConferenceRooms/

    711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold, CA 93614

    I'm thinking we should look towards Fresno!

    I might have a few $$'s that I need to take a gamble with!!!

    I think Kern can set one up later...  Looks like Fresno / Visalia has more active spice heads...

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    Typical 1st SW Meeting is just simple introductions and then some discussion about SW and how it can be used in your environment... but also about questions on setup / design / troubleshooting and networking with other admins in similar situations...

    ie, shrinking or nill budget, growing data, aging machines and infrastructure, and other blues.

    Normally this page has information on general agenda and other setups for meetings..

    http://community.spiceworks.com/group/show/360-spiceleader-lounge

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    Brian if you can set a date I'll come... I imagine a few others will as well ...
    (SW would like to set it ~3-4 weeks out and notify Ashley so they can help promote it.)

    Projector + Laptop + internet to reach demo SW servers (people can show their setup or how to fix or do tasks within SW)

    Wireless for the whole room to use is usually a nice addition...

    (I do have a spare open-mesh box - that I can loan to the cause for the day - as long as it has the ability to get a dhcp IP it will put the guests on their own network... haven't tested how many it will support though)

    Possibly a Ustream account but not required or necessary... (sometimes the guys from overseas or just across the continent will tune and take part as well)

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  • Proposing the following dates for options:

    1. Tuesday October 18th

    2. Monday October 24th

    3. Tuesday November 8th (Election Day)

    Equipment Provided:

    40" LCD TV with VGA connection, projector and screen, and open wifi. You will need to bring your own laptop.

    I plan on finalizing a date on 9/15 so please put in your request before then.

    We have some specialized in-house SW setup's (Dashboard, SLA's, IR Reporting, Processes...) that give us focus as a department which we would like to share, so I'm excited to see what other tools people have created to add to the toolbox. I hope everyone can see the business value and decides to attend.

    Spice On!

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  • Darn... can't do any saturday's? Should've requested that....

    otherwise I'm looking at Monday 24th as good as any other day to leave early!

     

    But I can do Either Tuesday as well.

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  • I am open to either the 18th or the 24th but Bryan, I'm interested to see if you might be able to pull some strings to get a group rate for rooms and do it on a Friday.  We could plan a mini vacation and bring significant others and spend some money to support the generous establishment for hosting us.

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    Dubbz wrote:

    I am open to either the 18th or the 24th but Bryan, I'm interested to see if you might be able to pull some strings to get a group rate for rooms and do it on a Friday.  We could plan a mini vacation and bring significant others and spend some money to support the generous establishment for hosting us.

    I Second and Third this! (voting for the wife!)

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  • A meeting during the week is no good for me unless it is after work and in Bakersfield.

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  • Has anymore planning happened for a Central Valley Meeting  would like to put on my calendar new to SW and would like some pointers too.

     

    Thanks

    Suli

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  • Sorry, but I don't have any special rates on hotel rooms. So the weekend sounds like it's the best option for most. How's Saturday November 5th sound? That will give us some time to promote the event.

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    BryanMurray wrote:

    Sorry, but I don't have any special rates on hotel rooms. So the weekend sounds like it's the best option for most. How's Saturday November 5th sound? That will give us some time to promote the event.

    I'm in.... I think!

    I believe Ashley will help get you setup as the group admin in there and also get the event all setup you you can see who will / might / won't attend...

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  • I'm in also I think. Let me know the details. ASAP.

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  • November 5th looks like the date, waiting to here back from Ashley with Spiceworks.

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  • I'm in too :)

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  • Blast - I've got the 5th booked. I'll be present in the ether, and will look for news about the next meeting.

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  • I'm out for this one. Camping trip planned by the wife.

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    Test.  Thanks for the feedback guys.

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