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I will be attending KeyCon 2017 in Philadelphia.

YES  :D
46 (31.1%)
No  :(
45 (30.4%)
Maybe  ^-^
43 (29.1%)
Maybe not  :-\
1 (0.7%)
I don't even know  :confused:
13 (8.8%)

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Offline jKaw

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
« Reply #200 on: Tue, 21 February 2017, 10:07:21 »
Philly, woohoo. But hopefully it lines up with my timetable, since I see it's in May/June. I will keep my eye on this very closely as time goes on


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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
« Reply #201 on: Tue, 21 February 2017, 16:29:43 »
Personally, I would prefer for this to occur in Austin, because I like the city and XMIT's collection and Texas BBQ, but I guess Philly is going to be the winner.  The people have spoken!

Yeah. But we're still doing our meetups here in Austin and everyone is welcome to come down! I don't see any reason for this to have to be an exclusive event.

If you want to do one big thing in Philly and call it Keycon, sure, but our regular meetups in Austin are pretty awesome. There are giveaways, custom key caps for the events, and with Techshop we have a professional photo booth, CNC wood and metal working, a water jet, powder coating, sand blasting, injection molding, soldering stations, laser cutters... everything you need to build a board from scratch!

So again, come down for March 11th (though the airfares are super high due to SXSW, yikes!) and maybe for our next event in the late summer. :D

Good point.  Won't make this one, need more notice, but maybe a future date.  Sounds like a great time and Austin is a great city.
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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
« Reply #202 on: Wed, 22 February 2017, 07:34:46 »
Final tally for votes:

Austin, TX - 29
Philadelphia, PA - 47
San Francisco, CA - 23

KeyCon will be taking place in Philadelphia, PA this year! 

Date poll is up - Please vote for dates that will work with your schedule.  Note that the poll is set up to allow multiple responses; select all weekends that you are able to attend.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
« Reply #203 on: Wed, 22 February 2017, 10:21:44 »
Final tally for votes:

Austin, TX - 29
Philadelphia, PA - 47
San Francisco, CA - 23

KeyCon will be taking place in Philadelphia, PA this year! 

Date poll is up - Please vote for dates that will work with your schedule.  Note that the poll is set up to allow multiple responses; select all weekends that you are able to attend.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
« Reply #204 on: Wed, 22 February 2017, 10:24:18 »
Final tally for votes:

Austin, TX - 29
Philadelphia, PA - 47
San Francisco, CA - 23

KeyCon will be taking place in Philadelphia, PA this year! 

Date poll is up - Please vote for dates that will work with your schedule.  Note that the poll is set up to allow multiple responses; select all weekends that you are able to attend.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
« Reply #205 on: Wed, 22 February 2017, 11:34:52 »
Not going to be able to make it this year again.  :(


I have to go to a wedding in July and I can't afford to be able to fly out to both.



Maybe next year.  :)

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
« Reply #206 on: Wed, 22 February 2017, 11:45:03 »
The last weekend in June could be amazing since it dovetails into the 4th of July... just take off July 3rd and you have a 4 day weekend...
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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
« Reply #207 on: Wed, 22 February 2017, 11:47:28 »
The June 30th through July 2nd will be terrible for travelling. The roadways will be congested and flights will be more costly.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
« Reply #208 on: Wed, 22 February 2017, 13:15:11 »
I voted June 9th-11th so it falls on my birthday.  :thumb:

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« Reply #209 on: Wed, 22 February 2017, 13:45:02 »
I voted June 9th-11th so it falls on my birthday.  :thumb:

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
« Reply #210 on: Wed, 22 February 2017, 16:38:45 »
The June 30th through July 2nd will be terrible for travelling. The roadways will be congested and flights will be more costly.

Also the 26th-28th of may, memorial day.
    

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« Reply #211 on: Wed, 22 February 2017, 16:56:21 »
The June 30th through July 2nd will be terrible for travelling. The roadways will be congested and flights will be more costly.

Also the 26th-28th of may, memorial day.

Very true. This needs to be taken into account

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
« Reply #212 on: Thu, 23 February 2017, 19:41:15 »
Oh, wow. It'll be around my neighborhood. Maybe it'll be a good time to atleast stop by and check it out.

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« Reply #213 on: Fri, 24 February 2017, 20:14:28 »
JUNE!!!
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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
« Reply #214 on: Sun, 26 February 2017, 03:17:44 »
The May 12-14th weekend is out - will be out of town in Cali that weekend, just confirmed the trip.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
« Reply #215 on: Sun, 26 February 2017, 13:48:25 »
What kinds of cool things will be at this event?  Just got in to the hobby a few months ago.  Thanks for planning as i am local to PHL.

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« Reply #216 on: Sun, 26 February 2017, 17:30:41 »
What kinds of cool things will be at this event?  Just got in to the hobby a few months ago.  Thanks for planning as i am local to PHL.

I'm organizing an artisan keycap casting demo, but I'd like to see some other stuff happen. I'll have to go poke a few people about it.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
« Reply #217 on: Sun, 26 February 2017, 22:13:48 »
Late June is winning. If that happens I *might* be able to make it out.

I don't know what sort of facilities are up there and thus don't know if I could host some event or demo. Would people be interested in hearing about controllers or converters? I've been meaning to dig into the internals of TMK a bit and could talk a little bit about it. Simple stuff like making key maps, flashing a Pro Micro, etc.

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« Reply #218 on: Sun, 26 February 2017, 22:19:49 »
Late June is winning. If that happens I *might* be able to make it out.

I don't know what sort of facilities are up there and thus don't know if I could host some event or demo. Would people be interested in hearing about controllers or converters? I've been meaning to dig into the internals of TMK a bit and could talk a little bit about it. Simple stuff like making key maps, flashing a Pro Micro, etc.

I would love this!

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
« Reply #219 on: Mon, 27 February 2017, 10:31:14 »
Late June is winning. If that happens I *might* be able to make it out.

I don't know what sort of facilities are up there and thus don't know if I could host some event or demo. Would people be interested in hearing about controllers or converters? I've been meaning to dig into the internals of TMK a bit and could talk a little bit about it. Simple stuff like making key maps, flashing a Pro Micro, etc.

It would be awesome if I finally flashed my clueboard  :))
    

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
« Reply #220 on: Tue, 28 February 2017, 17:07:31 »
Wow, I might actually be able to make it!

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
« Reply #221 on: Thu, 02 March 2017, 16:45:25 »
Poll closing up today maybe?

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
« Reply #222 on: Sun, 05 March 2017, 08:32:59 »
This is great, and I'm really looking forward to it. I'll have plenty of stuff to show off, and I can also do demos and/or discuss custom board production, if that would interest anyone. I will have Minorca PCB kits available by then, so maybe folks would like a design demo? I am far from expert level, but I know enough to get me into trouble.


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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
« Reply #223 on: Sun, 05 March 2017, 12:28:56 »
Date poll closed!  Looks like June 23-25 is the winner for this KeyCon.  :)

Now let's get to some plannin'!!  ^-^

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #224 on: Sun, 05 March 2017, 12:32:52 »
IT IS DECIDED

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #225 on: Sun, 05 March 2017, 13:06:38 »
Looking forward to seeing what a keyboard convention that spans 3 days actually looks like.


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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #226 on: Sun, 05 March 2017, 13:46:05 »
This is the weekend after my 21st birthday.  LIT

as long as I am still living in the area for the summer.....

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #227 on: Sun, 05 March 2017, 14:25:30 »
This is the weekend after my 21st birthday.  LIT

as long as I am still living in the area for the summer.....

This is the weekend before my 24th!

I am planning on making the trip as I have family just outside of Philly.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #228 on: Sun, 05 March 2017, 15:07:55 »
This is going to be my first KeyCon. I'm excited it's in Philly since I live here and would otherwise just stick to the local annual meet up. Do you guys make a schedule of events to distribute before the con?

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« Reply #229 on: Sun, 05 March 2017, 15:42:17 »
This is going to be my first KeyCon. I'm excited it's in Philly since I live here and would otherwise just stick to the local annual meet up. Do you guys make a schedule of events to distribute before the con?

I think by the time the event rolls around we'll have an idea of what things will be scheduled. I'll be doing an artisan keycap casting demo which I will be doing any kind of planning around in the thread about it elsewhere in this subforum.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #230 on: Tue, 07 March 2017, 07:31:08 »
So, looks like we're confirmed for the weekend of June 23rd-25th - shall I book the rooms?

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #231 on: Tue, 07 March 2017, 13:33:14 »
Would be helpful to have an address or some kind of landmark so we know how close hotels will be to the Con.


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« Reply #232 on: Tue, 07 March 2017, 13:33:14 »
Rooms have been reserved!  Both rooms will look like this, and are equipped for a group of about 60 people each.


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« Reply #233 on: Tue, 07 March 2017, 13:34:22 »
Would be helpful to have an address or some kind of landmark so we know how close hotels will be to the Con.


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« Reply #234 on: Tue, 07 March 2017, 13:40:54 »
Rooms have been reserved!  Both rooms will look like this, and are equipped for a group of about 60 people each.

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« Reply #235 on: Tue, 07 March 2017, 13:48:31 »
Rooms have been reserved!  Both rooms will look like this, and are equipped for a group of about 60 people each.

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Those are perfect man!

Thanks! These rooms have built-in streaming and they're 2 identical rooms right next to each other.

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« Reply #236 on: Tue, 07 March 2017, 14:07:45 »
Hype hype hype hype

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« Reply #237 on: Tue, 07 March 2017, 14:14:50 »
Awesome!!


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« Reply #238 on: Tue, 07 March 2017, 16:48:44 »

Thanks! These rooms have built-in streaming and they're 2 identical rooms right next to each other.

Will there is a differentiation between rooms? Like, demos/discussion/q&as in one room, general viewing and display in the other?


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« Reply #239 on: Tue, 07 March 2017, 18:36:23 »

Thanks! These rooms have built-in streaming and they're 2 identical rooms right next to each other.

Will there is a differentiation between rooms? Like, demos/discussion/q&as in one room, general viewing and display in the other?

There will most likely be one room for boards and just hanging out and the other for demos and Q&A and events and such.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #240 on: Tue, 07 March 2017, 19:03:03 »
Would anyone be interested in getting a cap made for the event?

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« Reply #241 on: Tue, 07 March 2017, 19:06:53 »
That would be pretty cool actually.  T-shirt would be nice too.  Something simple with the logo.


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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #242 on: Tue, 07 March 2017, 19:48:32 »

Thanks! These rooms have built-in streaming and they're 2 identical rooms right next to each other.

Will there is a differentiation between rooms? Like, demos/discussion/q&as in one room, general viewing and display in the other?

There will most likely be one room for boards and just hanging out and the other for demos and Q&A and events and such.

Gotcha, figured that would be the case. I've never been to one of these so I don't know the procedure. Do vendors need to register in any specific fashion or is not that formal?


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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #243 on: Tue, 07 March 2017, 21:23:07 »
Would anyone be interested in getting a cap made for the event?

Me


Thanks! These rooms have built-in streaming and they're 2 identical rooms right next to each other.

Will there is a differentiation between rooms? Like, demos/discussion/q&as in one room, general viewing and display in the other?

There will most likely be one room for boards and just hanging out and the other for demos and Q&A and events and such.

Gotcha, figured that would be the case. I've never been to one of these so I don't know the procedure. Do vendors need to register in any specific fashion or is not that formal?

I do not know about that.

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« Reply #244 on: Tue, 07 March 2017, 23:34:37 »
oh **** wait i can actually go if it's in philly

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #245 on: Wed, 08 March 2017, 09:32:57 »
Would anyone be interested in getting a cap made for the event?

Yes, me. I love the commemorative "I was here" stuff.

That would be pretty cool actually.  T-shirt would be nice too.  Something simple with the logo.

I was looking into getting 11x17 screen print posters made if people are interested. I know I'm new, and I'll probably be a lurker for forever (it's how I am on most forums), but I'd love to contribute to this event since it's in my home town. I'll post a design/mock up of the poster once I'm done with it and see if people would be into that sort of thing for ~$15-25. I'll have to see how much it'll cost to get printed and how many people are interested.

Quick edit: I'm an intern architect/designer studying to take one of my licensing exams right now, so I won't have any time to work on the poster until after my test on the 17th of this month. I wasn't going to say anything about it until it was done but people started talking merch so I thought I'd share my idea to see how it was received.
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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #246 on: Wed, 08 March 2017, 09:50:31 »
t-shirt, poster, keycap...

how about a commemorative keyboard to round it out? Maybe a plate etching as a raffle prize?


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« Reply #247 on: Wed, 08 March 2017, 10:04:27 »
Give away GH moderator position. They seem to be given out to anyone who asks anyways.

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« Reply #248 on: Wed, 08 March 2017, 10:12:00 »
Give away GH moderator position. They seem to be given out to anyone who asks anyways.

Alienman graciously donating commemorative salt for the con  :p

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« Reply #249 on: Wed, 08 March 2017, 11:52:06 »
I will have a large amount of cases, plates and misc keyboard accessories that can be customized for the con. I'm not sure who is in charge of organizing the raffles, but whoever it is, feel free to get in touch with me as I'd love to help out.


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