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Atlanta Meetup 4/21/18 @ VCFSE 6.0
« on: Tue, 24 January 2017, 18:51:26 »
April 21st, 2018
10AM - 4PM

5000 Commerce Parkway
Roswell, GA 30076.



Meetup Discord Link:
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This event is being held at VCFSE 6.0. More info on this event can be found here. This is also a sneak peak of the new Computer Museum of America.

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Old Meetup Threads.
April 2017 https://redd.it/5thu24
April 2017 Afterward https://redd.it/68cand
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Re: ATLANTA / SOUTHEAST Meetup Interest Check
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 25 January 2017, 03:54:49 »
I would do this if the weekend works out right.  :thumb:
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Re: ATLANTA / SOUTHEAST Meetup Interest Check
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 28 January 2017, 12:43:20 »
Details can be found on the reddit thread. https://redd.it/5thu24

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Potential venue (and bump)

Someone suggested the VCFSE. I have contacted them to see if I could host the meetup there. If they allow me to have the meetup there, the meetup would be pushed back a month to April 29th. I think it would be a great venue for the meetup and am hoping that I am able to work with them to organize it. I will update the OP and post another update when things are more definitive.

RIP college students. Finals week.
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Re: ATLANTA / SOUTHEAST Meetup Interest Check
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 28 January 2017, 16:47:09 »

the VCFSE. I have contacted them to see if I could host the meetup there.


That would be great for me, less than a half hour from my house.

But yes, bad timing just as spring semester is winding down. I am  *VERY*  glad that I went to college on the quarter system.
When a society is healthy, it is saved from all this by robust communication. Individual people still embrace or reject evidence too hastily, still apportion blame tribally, but civil contact with people of different perspectives can keep the resulting distortions within bounds. There is enough constructive cross-tribal communication—and enough agreement on what the credible sources of information are—to preserve some overlap of, and some fruitful interaction between, world views.
Now, of course, we’re in a technological environment that makes it easy for tribes to not talk to each other and seems to incentivize the ridiculing of one another. Maybe there will be long-term fixes for this. Maybe, for example, we’ll judiciously amend our social media algorithms, or promulgate practices that can help tame cognitive biases.
Meanwhile, the closest thing to a cure may be for all of us to try to remember that natural selection has saddled us with these biases—and also to remember that, however hard we try, we’re probably not entirely escaping them. In this view, the biggest threat to America and to the world may be a simple lack of intellectual humility. Robert Wright - Wired 2018

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Re: ATLANTA / SOUTHEAST Meetup Interest Check
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 28 January 2017, 16:48:26 »

the VCFSE. I have contacted them to see if I could host the meetup there.


That would be great for me, less than a half hour from my house.

But yes, bad timing just as spring semester is winding down. I am  *VERY*  glad that I went to college on the quarter system.
Everyone needs a break right? Right? Luckily for me, I only have one final after the meetup.

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Re: ATLANTA / SOUTHEAST Meetup Interest Check
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 29 January 2017, 17:08:51 »
Potential venue (and bump)

Someone suggested the VCFSE. I have contacted them to see if I could host the meetup there. If they allow me to have the meetup there, the meetup would be pushed back a month to April 29th. I think it would be a great venue for the meetup and am hoping that I am able to work with them to organize it. I will update the OP and post another update when things are more definitive.

RIP college students. Finals week.

My last final is the Thursday before and I have family in Roswell, so Atlanta would be great. Only a ~7 hour drive and maybe I can sneak over to Six Flags.

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Re: ATLANTA / SOUTHEAST Meetup Interest Check
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 29 January 2017, 21:39:11 »
Great! I hope to see you there. I am designing a simple novelty cap and maybe a tshirt. I'll have more details when I post the RSVP form which should be later this week or next week. Still a long way to go, but I want to get all the details sorted so I can study for my finals come April.

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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 11 February 2017, 16:33:34 »
More details added to the OP. April 29th. 12PM - 4PM

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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 11 February 2017, 22:18:33 »
More details added to the OP. April 29th. 12PM - 4PM

Filled out the form, I hope we can make this happen.


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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 26 March 2017, 22:33:41 »
Bump. About a month away. RSVP if you want a shirt or keycap so I can estimate how many I need to order. I'm a college student and I really don't want to be sitting on a bunch of keyboard shirts.

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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 27 March 2017, 06:27:12 »
Bump. About a month away. RSVP if you want a shirt or keycap so I can estimate how many I need to order. I'm a college student and I really don't want to be sitting on a bunch of keyboard shirts.

Super popular with the females , tp4 hurds.

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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 28 March 2017, 07:13:25 »
So I thought that this was going to be a keyboard event.

Is it a larger vintage computer gathering with the keyboard section in a corner somewhere?
When a society is healthy, it is saved from all this by robust communication. Individual people still embrace or reject evidence too hastily, still apportion blame tribally, but civil contact with people of different perspectives can keep the resulting distortions within bounds. There is enough constructive cross-tribal communication—and enough agreement on what the credible sources of information are—to preserve some overlap of, and some fruitful interaction between, world views.
Now, of course, we’re in a technological environment that makes it easy for tribes to not talk to each other and seems to incentivize the ridiculing of one another. Maybe there will be long-term fixes for this. Maybe, for example, we’ll judiciously amend our social media algorithms, or promulgate practices that can help tame cognitive biases.
Meanwhile, the closest thing to a cure may be for all of us to try to remember that natural selection has saddled us with these biases—and also to remember that, however hard we try, we’re probably not entirely escaping them. In this view, the biggest threat to America and to the world may be a simple lack of intellectual humility. Robert Wright - Wired 2018

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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 28 March 2017, 07:31:27 »
So I thought that this was going to be a keyboard event.

Is it a larger vintage computer gathering with the keyboard section in a corner somewhere?


what's the difference.. ?

It's like going to a farmer's market,  and there might be a home made something something section ..

It's all the same category.

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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 28 March 2017, 10:04:42 »
So I thought that this was going to be a keyboard event.

Is it a larger vintage computer gathering with the keyboard section in a corner somewhere?

We're not really in the corner. We have plenty of space and about 40 people have confirmed attendance.

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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 28 March 2017, 10:30:56 »
So I thought that this was going to be a keyboard event.

Is it a larger vintage computer gathering with the keyboard section in a corner somewhere?

We're not really in the corner. We have plenty of space and about 40 people have confirmed attendance.

what's the females ratio.. ?  are you guys beating geekhack's 29.8 to 1 ??

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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 28 March 2017, 10:35:17 »
I go to GaTech, so no. I've never seen a female. They don't exist.

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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 28 March 2017, 10:43:52 »
I go to GaTech, so no. I've never seen a female. They don't exist.

hahahaha

I remember my hs stats teacher was from gatech..  she was kind of pretty.. unsure//  def not ugly.

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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 28 March 2017, 20:09:35 »
Are we going to have any issues lugging our personal keyboards in and out of the museum? Also - do we need to bring any tables or will they have enough for us?
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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 29 March 2017, 04:04:45 »
Are we going to have any issues lugging our personal keyboards in and out of the museum? Also - do we need to bring any tables or will they have enough for us?

There should not be a problem with bringing personal keyboards. Be sure to have some label with your keyboards, especially if they are vintage. There should not be a problem with tables. I am keeping track of the number of people RSVPing and planning accordingly. We currently have 40 people RSVP'd and I had only requested 8 large tables, so I will need to contact the event organizers.

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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 16 April 2017, 23:17:12 »
I've ordered the shirts and am ordering the novelty caps soon. Just under 2 weeks away.

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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 17 April 2017, 02:02:01 »
getting ready for females in tight g-hack shirtz..  // wh00t

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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 17 April 2017, 12:37:27 »
females?

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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 25 April 2017, 03:49:56 »
Please come take this stuff off my hands.

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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 18:24:07 »
Bump. It's tomorrow!

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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 18:32:59 »
Bump. It's tomorrow!

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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 18:34:06 »
Bump. It's tomorrow!

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Females?

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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 18:47:14 »
Bump. It's tomorrow!

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Females?


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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 23:01:54 »
I'm here, at the hotel, enjoying good food and beers. See you boys tomorrow!
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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 29 April 2017, 17:34:21 »
Few photos from the gathering! Good times!

http://imgur.com/a/RrEcW
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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 29 April 2017, 18:44:57 »
Post-meetup post

https://redd.it/68cand

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Re: ATLANTA Meetup April 29th
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 30 April 2017, 08:25:31 »
It was interesting, not exactly what I was expecting. A smaller gathering for keyboards only would have been much better.

My decision to bring ancient beige 1980s-90s gear was good because the overwhelming majority of the other stuff was tiny modern Cherry and Topre keyboards.

I brought an F-122 with floss mod, a Northgate Omnikey 101 with blue Alps transplant, NMB Hi-Tek black "Space Invaders", and a Laser board with white SMK clicky MX mount caps. I was hoping to introduce some of the younger folks to things they might not have seen before.

The most common comment was "I have never tried blue Alps before" and the Model F and clicky Space Invaders got a fair amount of action as well. There were a few people who liked the SMKs, so maybe I achieved some more exposure for them.

I brought my laptop so that people could actually type, but there was no power available (huh? this space used to be a CompUSA store!) so with multiple keyboards going my battery ran down before the show was over.

Thanks to Chris and everyone for putting it together.
When a society is healthy, it is saved from all this by robust communication. Individual people still embrace or reject evidence too hastily, still apportion blame tribally, but civil contact with people of different perspectives can keep the resulting distortions within bounds. There is enough constructive cross-tribal communication—and enough agreement on what the credible sources of information are—to preserve some overlap of, and some fruitful interaction between, world views.
Now, of course, we’re in a technological environment that makes it easy for tribes to not talk to each other and seems to incentivize the ridiculing of one another. Maybe there will be long-term fixes for this. Maybe, for example, we’ll judiciously amend our social media algorithms, or promulgate practices that can help tame cognitive biases.
Meanwhile, the closest thing to a cure may be for all of us to try to remember that natural selection has saddled us with these biases—and also to remember that, however hard we try, we’re probably not entirely escaping them. In this view, the biggest threat to America and to the world may be a simple lack of intellectual humility. Robert Wright - Wired 2018


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Re: Atlanta Meetup 2 Interest Check
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 07 September 2017, 08:22:36 »
IC for meetup 2 https://redd.it/6yjiqh

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Re: Atlanta Meetup 4/21/18 @ VCFSE 6.0
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 10 February 2018, 16:12:27 »
bump. Date set  :thumb:

April 21, 2018

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Re: Atlanta Meetup 4/21/18 @ VCFSE 6.0
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 10 February 2018, 19:30:38 »
bump. Date set  :thumb:

April 21, 2018

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

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Re: Atlanta Meetup 4/21/18 @ VCFSE 6.0
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 13 March 2018, 10:33:18 »
Another Gatech student here. Just RSVP'd :thumb:

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Re: Atlanta Meetup 4/21/18 @ VCFSE 6.0
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 13 March 2018, 19:21:29 »
Another Gatech student here. Just RSVP'd :thumb:

THWg!

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Re: Atlanta Meetup 4/21/18 @ VCFSE 6.0
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 14 March 2018, 16:31:24 »
flying over ga on the 9th next month...hate missing out on this

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Re: Atlanta Meetup 4/21/18 @ VCFSE 6.0
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 10 April 2018, 13:22:15 »
Less than 2 weeks away!

Got the final list of sponsors. Getting a banner and all the cards printed.

Be sure to RSVP and join the discord server. Link in OP.

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Re: Atlanta Meetup 4/21/18 @ VCFSE 6.0
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 20 April 2018, 15:41:17 »
See everyone tomorrow! :thumbs:

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Re: Atlanta Meetup 4/21/18 @ VCFSE 6.0
« Reply #41 on: Sat, 21 April 2018, 19:54:38 »
Will pictures be posted from the  meetup?

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Re: Atlanta Meetup 4/21/18 @ VCFSE 6.0
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 21 April 2018, 23:05:15 »
Wish I saw this thread sooner (live in the Kennesaw area, by KSU)
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Re: Atlanta Meetup 4/21/18 @ VCFSE 6.0
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 22 April 2018, 00:05:57 »
Saw a random dump of images on imgur of vintage computers and then partway through it turned into what should have been a GH meetup...someone mentioned Atlanta. Who has that universe vomit board with all the bomb kings? Haha
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Re: Atlanta Meetup 4/21/18 @ VCFSE 6.0
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 22 April 2018, 02:10:40 »
where are the pics of nickheller hating on korean bbq??
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Re: Atlanta Meetup 4/21/18 @ VCFSE 6.0
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 26 April 2018, 14:20:49 »
Meetup was fun, glad to meet you Sony! Gotta work on those rigged raffles  :D