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Keycon After thoughts?
« on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 00:53:27 »
So what did you guys like? What didn't you like?


This is for people who went or interacted via the forum. I'd love to see some thoughts on it!
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 01:41:09 »
a wider shot of the presentations would have been better. especially yours, since it had pictures.

and for people to shut up during the presentations!!!
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 01:43:21 »
better hotel organization... it'd be great if we were all in the same damn place
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 03:03:52 »
So what did you guys like? What didn't you like?


This is for people who went or interacted via the forum. I'd love to see some thoughts on it!

I'm glad you guys had the stream! It was awesome just getting glimpses of what was missed.


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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 04:25:33 »
Obviously I couldn't watch the whole thing but from what I did see there was some brilliant stuff on show. We just need to follow this up with UK keycon. :D
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 06:11:19 »
Obviously I couldn't watch the whole thing but from what I did see there was some brilliant stuff on show. We just need to follow this up with UK keycon. :D

I believe there are plans being made by European GH members to do something.

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 07:25:25 »
Wouldve liked:
- Better organization with the presentations; the presentations came together last second.
- Better notice up front from members. I can't have people asking me for hotel rooms 3 nights before Keycon. Just silly.
- Longer time at the venue.
- Longer time for presentations.
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 07:27:02 »
It was amazing. The food was great and the people were wonderful. I only wish I could have stayed longer!
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 07:27:11 »
Things that were great:
- Dongsquad reunion
- Jcrouse's collection
- Dianoda's photo shoot
- Beast and Binge's presentation
- The food!!
- After party

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 09:34:37 »
Obviously I couldn't watch the whole thing but from what I did see there was some brilliant stuff on show. We just need to follow this up with UK keycon. :D
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 09:38:42 »
Things that were great:
- Dongsquad reunion

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 10:55:56 »
Not to detract from Boilermaker - Mashby did a hell of a job.

Would have been nice to have a typing competition for cash and/or prizes.

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 11:48:00 »
I learned from browsing the forums and stuff about it that everybody loves The_Beasts wood!
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 12:18:55 »
Things I didn't like:
1. Not being there
2. Not being there
3. Lack of pictures, unless I missed a thread of pics.
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 12:19:54 »
I just wish I could've been there. I watched a fair amount of the lifestream and it seemed great. It may be possible I could come next year though..

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 12:22:47 »
Things I didn't like:
1. Not being there
2. Not being there
3. Lack of pictures, unless I missed a thread of pics.

Here are a some from Dianoda http://dianoda.minus.com/mbhh6wgDg70sRD Very high quality pictures.

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 12:23:15 »
Things I didn't like:
1. Not being there
2. Not being there
3. Lack of pictures, unless I missed a thread of pics.

They should be up soon. I know there are some in the OG Keycon thread but I think people are traveling back to home so uploading photos on the road is kinda of hard.
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 12:51:22 »
so this meet made me want to start buying up boards again.

thank you.
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 13:04:48 »
so this meet made me want to start buying up boards again.

thank you.

Pretty much that. And I'm glad.
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 13:38:34 »
Would like to see:

- Introduction round (Hello, I'm X from Y, I work for Z, doing this and that and my interest are whatever)
- Wider shot for presentations (So you actually see the screen and the presenter...)
- People not interrupting the presentation (The classic Q/A at the end perhaps...)

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 13:41:42 »
on the forum; looked like a ton of fun, really annoyed that pre-existing plans conflicted with it for me, i would have loved to come

I'm still waiting on all the wonderful photos, my favorite part about these meetups are the pictures afterwards

- Introduction round (Hello, I'm X from Y, I work for Z, doing this and that and my interest are whatever)

that should be necessary for the NYC meetup


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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 13:57:08 »
Also, The_Beast looked way different than what I imagined (image below)

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« Reply #22 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 14:08:37 »
not as blue though, here i was expecting this guy

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« Reply #23 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 14:20:40 »
I was hoping for ron swanson
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 14:20:55 »
Things I didn't like:
1. Not being there
2. Not being there
3. Lack of pictures, unless I missed a thread of pics.

I have a boatload of pics, all of them much lower quality than Dianoda's and many of them of random things, like people talking and eating.  i will post hem when I get home tonight or tomorrow.
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 16:09:05 »
I liked meeting everyone.  Seriously, you guys are some cool cats.  Really happy I went.

And I'll be uploading some random pictures momentarily.

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 16:52:56 »
When I read that Dianoda had taken photos, I was expecting explicit close-up macro photos of individual keycaps and olives and anchovies.
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 17:27:47 »
Things I liked,

1) Meeting friends with whom I can really relate.
2) i3oilermaker's business card.
3) Sculpting a zergling.
4) Punching Rarar in front of his mom.
5) Meeting the Walter family.
6) Hearing myself talk.
7) CPT acting his hardest to feign interest in my meager existence.

Things I want to see improve,

1) Introductions - we all know what needs to be done here.
2) Longer free roam times.
3) Bathrooms on the same floor.
4) More options for video/audio feeds or the expectation for someone to dedicate themselves to A/V coverage.
5) Free Poker 2s because nobody can enjoy their feel without them.
6) More 60% buckling springs.
7) Zenuty.

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« Reply #28 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 17:35:33 »
3) Sculpting a zergling.
Don't think I've seen that yet.  Still have it, or pics of it?
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« Reply #29 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 17:37:55 »
Things I liked,
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5) Meeting the Walter family.

His mom posted about being at Keycon.  http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/natewalter
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 20:10:29 »
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« Reply #31 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 20:15:36 »
She signed it "Mama Fry".

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 20:37:29 »
Too much effort for too little time with everyone. DEFINATELY need more time to socialize. Like, 9:00AM to 9:00PM. I met 3 or 4 people who were awesome, spent 30 minutes talking to each, saw a couple presentations and the day was over. I am thinking I was the oldest one thete. The thing I enjoyed was the passion of the younger guys. Beast really enjoys making things. Binge really enjoys making things. Dionde (spelling?) loves photography. I would have loved to talk with TJ about cables, wcass about BSs, and others, but there was not enough time. I am sure things will continue to get better but this was a fantastic start.

John

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 20:47:49 »
I didn't get to shake your hand again and say bye to you John :(.

I really enjoyed our conversation about your old jobs and being able to make stuff at shops with nice equipment. We'll definitely have to stay in touch :D
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 20:50:29 »
Too much effort for too little time with everyone. DEFINATELY need more time to socialize. Like, 9:00AM to 9:00PM. I met 3 or 4 people who were awesome, spent 30 minutes talking to each, saw a couple presentations and the day was over. I am thinking I was the oldest one thete. The thing I enjoyed was the passion of the younger guys. Beast really enjoys making things. Binge really enjoys making things. Dionde (spelling?) loves photography. I would have loved to talk with TJ about cables, wcass about BSs, and others, but there was not enough time. I am sure things will continue to get better but this was a fantastic start.

John

Yea, I wish introductions were a bit more organized *cough kawa cough cough* and we could have had the room a bit longer


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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 21:04:43 »
I didn't get to shake your hand again and say bye to you John :(.

I really enjoyed our conversation about your old jobs and being able to make stuff at shops with nice equipment. We'll definitely have to stay in touch :D

Yeah, funny, I was telling you about our old company and flocking procrss and today, someone started a thread about flocking keycaps.

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« Reply #36 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 21:06:04 »
-lots of talented individuals: beast with wood, binge with molding, mkawa with a seemingly endless well of knowledge, dianoda's photography skills, mashby with public speaking/presenting, and l3oilermaker's business smarts

I got there a bit later than everyone, but I did get to enjoy jcrouse's amazing keyboard collection. His 10th anniversary 55g Realforce was my favorite. I may get myself a 55g RF next year when I have more funds.

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« Reply #37 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 21:24:22 »
It's mingapedia you know? Ask mkawa a question, get a nuclear bomb of knowledge. :P
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 21:28:43 »
Too much effort for too little time with everyone. DEFINATELY need more time to socialize. Like, 9:00AM to 9:00PM. I met 3 or 4 people who were awesome, spent 30 minutes talking to each, saw a couple presentations and the day was over. I am thinking I was the oldest one thete. The thing I enjoyed was the passion of the younger guys. Beast really enjoys making things. Binge really enjoys making things. Dionde (spelling?) loves photography. I would have loved to talk with TJ about cables, wcass about BSs, and others, but there was not enough time. I am sure things will continue to get better but this was a fantastic start.

John

PS ... Sorry, forgot about a good clack conversation with eth0s. Sorry if I forgot anyone else.

John, you're one of the people I didn't get a chance to talk to, really at all.  I wish there would have been more time and I would have had a chance to.  Maybe I'll see you at the next meetup.

I agree with these sentiments, more time would have been awesome.  I spent most of my walk-around-and-meet-people time learning how pizza is made, according to the stream viewers, from kawa.  :))

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 21:29:03 »
It's mingapedia you know? Ask mkawa a question, get a nuclear bomb of knowledge. :P

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« Reply #40 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 21:30:34 »
I know this is kind of weird to say but the fact that we're all like, THIS WASN'T LONG ENOUGH is a great problem to have. Just means we need to do more meets and do more Keycons.
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 18 August 2013, 23:38:52 »
I know it might be difficult but one thing that might help would be some people bring PC's/laptops to have repeating slide shows about some of their area of expertise.  It might have helped shorten some of the presentations a little.

What I liked
1.  You guys got my wife into mech boards.  I have been trying to get my wife into one ever since I got my Das.  And probably 95% of the stock alpha keys have shine with the space bar almost having a divot where my right thumb hits it. 
2.  Dinner was NOT at a national chain.
3. All the BS goodness, no it was GREATNESS.
4.  The reactions I got with my proposed layout for my project.  (Space bar only bottom row with Tsangan kit sized mods over arrow keys instead of the standard navigation block (I think thats what it is called))

What I didn't like
1.  Free roam time wasn't long enough. 
2.  Not enough wives and girlfriends to chat together and create a support group for significant others of mech board addicts.
3.  The 60% board was not finished.
4.  I didn't have any more of my project completed.

Suggestions for next year.
1.  Larger room for better manuverability and I don't see attendance dropping.
2.  Variety of boards set up at an actual typing station to get a real feel for it including a sheet of text to actually copy and get a feel for typing on different switches
3. Have a Q/A box setup for each presenter including a general box.  People write a question put it in the box and toward the end of the event each presenter answers questions from the box.
4.  If someone lives in the area have fliers posted around town for the event especially in common areas in the event of colleges present, possibly a radio ad or even an ad on a public access channel.

That is about all I can think of now.

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 00:17:21 »

4.  If someone lives in the area have fliers posted around town for the event especially in common areas in the event of colleges present, possibly a radio ad or even an ad on a public access channel.

I really like this idea, what better way is there to introduce newcomers to mech keyboards than a meetup like this one?

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 00:25:24 »
What I liked
1.  You guys got my wife into mech boards.  I have been trying to get my wife into one ever since I got my Das.  And probably 95% of the stock alpha keys have shine with the space bar almost having a divot where my right thumb hits it. 

I thought you might have listed this under "What I didn't like " because now you have to buy two of everything ;)
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Offline Melvang

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 00:26:53 »
What I liked
1.  You guys got my wife into mech boards.  I have been trying to get my wife into one ever since I got my Das.  And probably 95% of the stock alpha keys have shine with the space bar almost having a divot where my right thumb hits it. 

I thought you might have listed this under "What I didn't like " because now you have to buy two of everything ;)

I don't care.  We aren't hurting for money that bad.  Also it means I have a wider base for gift ideas for birthdays, anniversary (and yes I would), and Christmas etc.
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 00:42:26 »
What I liked
1.  You guys got my wife into mech boards.  I have been trying to get my wife into one ever since I got my Das.  And probably 95% of the stock alpha keys have shine with the space bar almost having a divot where my right thumb hits it. 

I thought you might have listed this under "What I didn't like " because now you have to buy two of everything ;)

I don't care.  We aren't hurting for money that bad.  Also it means I have a wider base for gift ideas for birthdays, anniversary (and yes I would), and Christmas etc.

Fantastic! :)

But ... be careful that something like this doesn't happen to you and your good lady :))
« Last Edit: Mon, 19 August 2013, 00:46:01 by rowdy »
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 01:24:58 »
4) Punching Rarar in front of his mom.
Please tell me that this actually happened...

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 01:44:30 »
Wasn't there(hopefully next year,) but a Geekhack dinner and drinks would be cool, like a Thanksgiving in August kind of thing. Or a barbeque. Perhaps even line up some stuff from manufacturers like presentations or Skype calls so they can show off some of their wares and get some networking street cred with the people who use their products. Was there a lot of trading going on? Did you guys hold any raffles or giveaways? Maybe have a wall of laptops with members who can't be there Skyped in so we can sit down and chat with them. Put little name tags above each monitor.  :)

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 01:45:40 »
Big ups to Binge for the livestream, that was awesome. Other than that... next on on the west coast/ east coast? (maybe alternate?)

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 01:49:39 »
Telepresence?  Needs robots invent, so everyone can attend no matter where they are.

Maybe in 2063?
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

NEC APC-H4100E | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED red | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED green | Link 900243-08 | CM QFR MX black | KeyCool 87 white MX reds | HHKB 2 Pro | Model M 02-Mar-1993 | Model M 29-Nov-1995 | CM Trigger (broken) | CM QFS MX green | Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Yellow Edition MX black | Lexmark SSK 21-Apr-1994 | IBM SSK 13-Oct-1987 | CODE TKL MX clear | Model M 122 01-Jun-1988

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