Arizona – Maricopa Pinal GNU LUG – West Side Meeting

So, I went to the West Side meeting at Gangplank in Avondale. As it turned out, one of the attendees did not realize there was a meeting just down the road – literally, from where he worked. I’m sure people might get some value from the PLUG.

It all depends on your work, your interests, your attitude and well, frankly – your age.
I find there is somewhat of a disconnect as far as diversity in the LUGs here.

So, Sunland LUG is in a 55+ community and the members are older.
PLUG consists of those in the mid 40s and over range.
MPGLUG does have a variety of ages and nationalities. For some reason, we seem to attract a lot of people from Pennsylvania in the East meeting.

Avondale Gangplank seemed like a good setting for this first meet and greet. There were some suggestions on the format and venue.

We are looking for something closer to Downtown and Avondale is a little far west.
We will look into that in the near future.

I had a great time. There were 3 really great guys who attended. We ended up chatting after for another hour or so. We talked about Hadoop and clusters. We discussed education. We talked about horsepower and cars.

All in all, it was nice to connect with some people on the west side and these meetings will continue as long as people keep attending!