Regular general/social night?


#1

Anyone interested in having a regular night (weekly?) set aside for more social style gatherings. A chance to chat, joke, show off projects, see new stuff, get some casual help, etc?


#2

@clairebones and @panloaf were talking about something similar before, and I’d love to see more socialy stuff happenning, so yeah, awesome :smile:

Doesn’t have to be based in the labs all the time either; Weekly unofficially at the labs (maybe hop on top of the user group wednesdays to concentrate disruption of people planning to work?) and once a month going to the pub?


#3

I have hardly been down to the lab, a general social night would be good for me to meet more of the members.


#4

Definitely up for that. Can I throw LAN parties into the mix for consideration as well


#5

These are both good ideas. As this thread is covering a regular social night, I’ll cover this mainly.

Quite a few people at the recent Farset birthday party voiced their similar interest in a regular social night, with activities including, but not limited to the following:

  • Beer drinking
  • Retro console gaming (specific requests for Goldeneye X, Micro Machines '96, Tekken 3)
  • Interactive ping-ping (when/if this becomes a community project @crx091081gb)
  • Music
  • General unwinding from work

Naturally, these nights could turn into anything, but initial setup for a work unwinding in the event space on Fridays sounds like a good plan - it’s not concrete either, and this thread should be considered a good place to suggest things :smile:

@Shaw: We did have one or two LAN nights, and with our new infrastructure we should have no reason not to run them on a semi-regular basis - I’d say monthly initially. Our problem is more having someone(s) willing to babysit them on a regular basis; if you or someone you know would be happy doing this, let the NEM team know! :smiley:


#6

Play testers are always welcome. I’m up for setting up the ping pong table, this will get easier when it goes fully embedded and even easier again when I retrofit a fold up design underneath. Hopefully in time it’ll be easy enough for people to set up and play themselves (though I need to get it PAT tested before I’ll be really happy with leaving it for other people to administrate).


#7

What would be involved in babysitting a LAN party? I prob couldn’t do every Friday but could most likely do 1 or 2


#8

LAN nights could be on any day, if Friday sounds good then we could crack on with a 3 week social, 1 week LAN monthly rolling setup.

For babysitting, it wouldn’t be more than having a Farset member who knows where the cables are, and keeps an eye on paying non-members, suggesting games, or setting up a few tables beforehand. Will need to be BYOPC, as we don’t have any machines game-capable lying around.


#9

Ok, rather than faffing, can I propose Friday the 5th of June for an attempt at this (LAN)? I don’t think we can justify forgoing every Friday evening slot forever, but it makes sense to try it.

As for more regular social/open nights, Tuesdays are usually free ish. @panloaf what do you think?


#10

Sorry cant do 5th of June if you need me to organise. Flying out that weekend to go Download festival


#11

I’m happy to see another LAN happen. Friday 5th June has a decent enough lead-time to get word out, though if @Shaw wants to be more involved, maybe a later date?


#12

No issue with either moving or not, just keen to get something on the board as opposed to just talking about it! :smile:


#13

Id love to take part but don’t let me stop you.
I’m sure there will be others.
Think something like CnC generals or tiberian wars might be a good one.
Pick teams and run a winner stays on style thing