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I will be attending KeyCon 2017 in Philadelphia.

YES  :D
46 (31.3%)
No  :(
44 (29.9%)
Maybe  ^-^
43 (29.3%)
Maybe not  :-\
1 (0.7%)
I don't even know  :confused:
13 (8.8%)

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
« Reply #150 on: Sun, 12 February 2017, 18:53:28 »
Poll is up!  Get those votes in.  :thumb:

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« Reply #151 on: Sun, 12 February 2017, 19:35:58 »
Hopefully the date decided works for me :)

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« Reply #152 on: Sun, 12 February 2017, 19:39:03 »
Let's go Philly. Let's go!  ;D

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« Reply #153 on: Sun, 12 February 2017, 20:12:53 »
I think you mean this is a "discreet" poll, not a "discrete" one.

Voted. In May I almost certainly won't be able to make the Philly event. SF is more of a possibility. Austin is of course home.

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« Reply #154 on: Sun, 12 February 2017, 20:37:40 »
I think you mean this is a "discreet" poll, not a "discrete" one.

Voted. In May I almost certainly won't be able to make the Philly event. SF is more of a possibility. Austin is of course home.

I'm really hoping we aim for either early May or mid to late June, due to scheduling. Anything from the weekend of May 18th to the weekend of June 3rd is out for me.

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« Reply #155 on: Sun, 12 February 2017, 20:43:49 »
I think you mean this is a "discreet" poll, not a "discrete" one.

Voted. In May I almost certainly won't be able to make the Philly event. SF is more of a possibility. Austin is of course home.

I'm really hoping we aim for either early May or mid to late June, due to scheduling. Anything from the weekend of May 18th to the weekend of June 3rd is out for me.

If pressed, I could maybe do Philadelphia in late June, if it were on a weekend.

If we're going with Austin we should target late April or early May. By mid June it's quite warm here.

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« Reply #156 on: Mon, 13 February 2017, 06:15:08 »
Also for Philly, we can go to Yards Brewing and Victory beer Hall. Definitely places I would like to check out.
    

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« Reply #157 on: Mon, 13 February 2017, 10:15:01 »
Also for Philly, we can go to Yards Brewing and Victory beer Hall. Definitely places I would like to check out.

Tired Hands brewery is also like 3 miles from campus in Ardmore :)

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« Reply #158 on: Mon, 13 February 2017, 10:17:14 »
It looks like Philly is in the lead and Austin is trailing.

We do regular keyboard meetups here regardless. Open invite in case anyone wants to venture down here. The next one should be March 11th.

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« Reply #159 on: Mon, 13 February 2017, 10:25:51 »
It looks like Philly is in the lead and Austin is trailing.

Maybe if we form an Austin-SF vote-bloc, and split the difference between here and there... oh, wait.

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« Reply #160 on: Tue, 14 February 2017, 11:23:33 »
Looks like train tickets from Maine -> Philly are fairly reasonable, if I can swing a decent hotel room ya'll might see me there  :)

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« Reply #161 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 02:47:21 »
Philly definitely. Austin, probably... SF doubtful.  :thumb:
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« Reply #162 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 06:59:55 »
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« Reply #163 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 07:31:19 »
There's a meetup I was trying to plan with Booper for some time in May.  There's a VA location in Maryland sponsored by GH member terrpn. The space is free and has internet, presentation space, and room for as many as we can possibly fit.

I'm pretty sure the location would still be available if we gave them a heads-up.
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« Reply #164 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 08:54:22 »
There's a meetup I was trying to plan with Booper for some time in May.  There's a VA location in Maryland sponsored by GH member terrpn. The space is free and has internet, presentation space, and room for as many as we can possibly fit.

I'm pretty sure the location would still be available if we gave them a heads-up.

man, if that's like mid-to-late may that would be awesome. Where in maryland?
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« Reply #165 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 09:04:09 »
There's a meetup I was trying to plan with Booper for some time in May.  There's a VA location in Maryland sponsored by GH member terrpn. The space is free and has internet, presentation space, and room for as many as we can possibly fit.

I'm pretty sure the location would still be available if we gave them a heads-up.


I'm still down for this. Not tooooo excited about visiting Texas or Philly personally but I'll probably try to go to whatever

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« Reply #166 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 09:17:08 »
In Delaware here, would love for something in Philadelphia

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« Reply #167 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 09:33:43 »
There's a meetup I was trying to plan with Booper for some time in May.  There's a VA location in Maryland sponsored by GH member terrpn. The space is free and has internet, presentation space, and room for as many as we can possibly fit.

I'm pretty sure the location would still be available if we gave them a heads-up.

Hmm, this would require restart of the poll.  How close is it to DC?
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« Reply #168 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 10:58:17 »
There's a meetup I was trying to plan with Booper for some time in May.  There's a VA location in Maryland sponsored by GH member terrpn. The space is free and has internet, presentation space, and room for as many as we can possibly fit.

I'm pretty sure the location would still be available if we gave them a heads-up.

I would be down for this too (as long as the date wouldn't be locked down to late May/early June since I couldn't come) but it would require restarting the poll 🤔

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« Reply #169 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 11:00:27 »
Meanwhile I'm getting ready to go meet up with another Austin guy to plan our March 11th keyboard meetup. The last one was pretty big, it attracted about 60 people at Das Keyboard. We had some giveaways, it was a good time.

That's separate from Keycon, so if you're around, come on down! We'll be posting about it in the next week or so.

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« Reply #170 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 11:01:31 »
I'll be going to whatever location you guys pick :D I have family in Philly so that works great for me, but I'm down to visit a new place.

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« Reply #171 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 11:05:55 »
Yeah I like Philly cause I could say hi to some old friends and Philly may be much easier for people flying in?

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« Reply #172 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 11:07:43 »
Yeah I've only got three real hangups with Philly:

1. I don't know if I'll be able to make it at all - May is a busy month and travel can be challenging.
2. I can't show you all the best part of my keyboard collection unless it's local. I can maybe bring one or two boards with me.
3. My recycling facility and vintage keyboard hookups are all here. I can't organize a field trip in Philly.

Other than that, it's a great town, easy to get to, easy to get around in, good food, not super expensive, lots of students. It's how I imagine New York was in like the 1980s.

If it ends up being in Philly and I do end up coming I might be able to work out something special but no promises!

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« Reply #173 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 11:49:21 »
Yeah I've only got three real hangups with Philly:

1. I don't know if I'll be able to make it at all - May is a busy month and travel can be challenging.
2. I can't show you all the best part of my keyboard collection unless it's local. I can maybe bring one or two boards with me.
3. My recycling facility and vintage keyboard hookups are all here. I can't organize a field trip in Philly.

Other than that, it's a great town, easy to get to, easy to get around in, good food, not super expensive, lots of students. It's how I imagine New York was in like the 1980s.

If it ends up being in Philly and I do end up coming I might be able to work out something special but no promises!

Well after the city is decided we'll be voting on dates and I'm firmly in the "please no not may or first weekend of june" camp. I'm sure we can figure it all out :D

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« Reply #174 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 16:38:37 »
I'd definitely prefer DC over Philly.. but doesnt matter to me.
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« Reply #175 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 18:20:39 »
Well after the city is decided we'll be voting on dates and I'm firmly in the "please no not may or first weekend of june" camp. I'm sure we can figure it all out :D

You sound like me.  I've got RHS the first weekend, family second and acen the third so it's gonna be like gambling to see if I get to go as well.

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« Reply #176 on: Fri, 17 February 2017, 10:38:29 »
If you're in the Austin area on March 11th check out our next meetup there! More info is posted at: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87713

An Austin hosted Keycon would be basically this event, but maybe longer, and with more people. I think it would be incredible!

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« Reply #177 on: Fri, 17 February 2017, 14:34:08 »
I live 25 minutes from Villanova.  Please.
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« Reply #178 on: Sat, 18 February 2017, 12:16:22 »
I promise to keep my word on wawa and tastykakes
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« Reply #179 on: Sat, 18 February 2017, 21:51:38 »
I promise to keep my word on wawa and tastykakes

THE BEST PART OF MAKING IT TO PHILLY IM GONNA GET ME SOME RASPBERRY TEA FROM WAWA AND A SACK OF PEANUT BUTTER TASTYKAKES HO YEAH

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« Reply #180 on: Sat, 18 February 2017, 23:36:51 »
I tried to make it to the last one but had a work emergency.

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« Reply #181 on: Sun, 19 February 2017, 06:43:49 »
I promise to keep my word on wawa and tastykakes

THE BEST PART OF MAKING IT TO PHILLY IM GONNA GET ME SOME RASPBERRY TEA FROM WAWA AND A SACK OF PEANUT BUTTER TASTYKAKES HO YEAH

That barely even counts as food, especially compared to some of the best BBQ around and local microbrews. :rolleyes:

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« Reply #182 on: Sun, 19 February 2017, 07:29:24 »
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!
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« Reply #183 on: Sun, 19 February 2017, 07:44:20 »
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

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« Reply #184 on: Sun, 19 February 2017, 09:07:01 »
I promise to keep my word on wawa and tastykakes

THE BEST PART OF MAKING IT TO PHILLY IM GONNA GET ME SOME RASPBERRY TEA FROM WAWA AND A SACK OF PEANUT BUTTER TASTYKAKES HO YEAH

That barely even counts as food, especially compared to some of the best BBQ around and local microbrews. :rolleyes:

That's my guilty pleasures not my good food times food. :P I'll agree the food can't compare but there is still really good places to go. If you make it I'll take you!

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« Reply #185 on: Sun, 19 February 2017, 09:44:42 »
That's my guilty pleasures not my good food times food. :P I'll agree the food can't compare but there is still really good places to go. If you make it I'll take you!

Thanks for the offer! I'm familiar with Wawa, and I think I've had the raspberry tea. Certainly some sandwiches from there. It's got an odd cult following.

Around here Rudy's has good gas station BBQ and breakfast tacos. Also, we have Buc-ee's, which is just a normal highway rest stop store, but huge.

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« Reply #186 on: Sun, 19 February 2017, 09:49:33 »
It's got an odd cult following.

I never got it, either. With the New York pineapple juice and hotdog thing, at least there's the sugar-protein high. (I mean, I find it gross, but there's a payoff, at least.)

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« Reply #187 on: Sun, 19 February 2017, 17:17:18 »
It's got an odd cult following.

I never got it, either. With the New York pineapple juice and hotdog thing, at least there's the sugar-protein high. (I mean, I find it gross, but there's a payoff, at least.)

Papaya juice!

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« Reply #188 on: Sun, 19 February 2017, 18:59:09 »
Papaya juice!

Er, yes. Don't know what's wrong with me.

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« Reply #189 on: Sun, 19 February 2017, 19:54:15 »
Hey hoff howsabout we keep this train rolling with a DATE POLL.  :-*

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« Reply #190 on: Sun, 19 February 2017, 19:59:40 »
Not in TX?  NoThX

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« Reply #192 on: Sun, 19 February 2017, 20:03:50 »
Not in TX?  NoThX

Coming down on the 11th? https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87713

I might.  I'll definitely try, but a lot of business stuff in the works plus working towards buying a big house this summer

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« Reply #193 on: Sun, 19 February 2017, 20:23:00 »
Not in TX?  NoThX

How long you been saving that one  ;D

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« Reply #194 on: Mon, 20 February 2017, 09:38:14 »
It's got an odd cult following.

I never got it, either. With the New York pineapple juice and hotdog thing, at least there's the sugar-protein high. (I mean, I find it gross, but there's a payoff, at least.)

Papaya juice!

I was like... Is this something I'm unaware of?

Also we've been ignoring a very important food item: pork roll. Don't sleep on breakfast meats.

XMIT, I think for exactly the reasons you said, that keycon should be in Philly. The northeast is very much like a group of individual city states, and getting people to come out for small regional meetups is like herding cats. You guys have been successful hosting consistent meetups and will continue to do so regardless of "convention" status.

Although we could just go the Penny Arcade Expo route and have "keycon south" :P
    

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« Reply #195 on: Mon, 20 February 2017, 12:36:41 »
Alright, looks like the poll has closed.  Should we start brainstorming dates?  Also, I'd love to hear some ideas on events we can plan for the con time.  We have a volunteer for cap casting demo already, any other ideas?  This will give me an idea of how many rooms i need to reserve, if we need more than one. 

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« Reply #196 on: Mon, 20 February 2017, 12:39:02 »
PA.... oh man , gr8 news, ill try to make it!  :-*
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« Reply #197 on: Mon, 20 February 2017, 13:48:53 »
My thoughts are we aim for mid to late June. That's a good lead on airfare and lodging costs. (and the only way I can make it lol)

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« Reply #198 on: Mon, 20 February 2017, 18:08:12 »
My thoughts are we aim for mid to late June. That's a good lead on airfare and lodging costs. (and the only way I can make it lol)

Also, early summer in the Northeast is great, good weather, restaurants have their patios setup, etc.
    

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« Reply #199 on: Mon, 20 February 2017, 18:29:09 »
As long as it isn't in July.....

Really looking forward to this, reasonably new to the community so would like to meet some folks.  And Philly isn't too far from the DC area.