NOTE: The following information is SUBJECT TO REVISION. We, the Society, have collectively received an invitation to potentially meet at a different venue. Whether we shall ultimately do so is unknown at this point. The people of the Black Lodge, members and leaders alike, have uniformly been amazingly good to us — but the classroom itself is physically not especially well-suited to our needs. Further updates will be posted both on this site and to the mailing list as events warrant.
The SRCS gets together on the fourth (NOT the LAST!) Saturday of each month, barring inconveniently placed major holidays. Most people bring something to tinker with and/or show off, though bringing nothing but ideas and enthusiasm is just fine too; we all understand that it isn’t always logistically practical to carry bulky things with you on, for example, public transit or on foot, or if your attendance at the SRCS meeting follows directly after you spent time somewhere else that was distressingly underequipped with vintage electronics.
Most meeting attendees drop in and out throughout the scheduled time, and staying for the entire duration is welcome as well (though only the person entrusted with the door key absolutely HAS to). Our venue is the Black Lodge Research hackerspace in Redmond.
Please note that our change in venue to the Black Lodge was accompanied by a change in the provision of comestibles. Food is now on a Pot Luck basis. Please bring a bit of something to share — all you need is a little more than you’d want to feed yourself plus maybe one or two other people. An entire pot of something is most likely overkill.
Concerning the pot luck meal… If you wouldn’t eat it yourself, chances are that no one else at a meeting will want to eat it either. Effort is commendable; further-thought-through effort is even more so.
Next Scheduled Meeting:
- Our next regular meeting will PROBABLY be held on Saturday, January 28th, 2017, from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
At the meeting, there will be table space and power to set up anything you want to show off—short of Big Iron, of course. (When people bring relevant items to pass along to fellow enthusiasts, we have been known to set up a little Buy-Sell-Free-Trade table, as well.) In addition to attendees informally showing one another what marvellous things they’ve collected or been working on, we sometimes have repair parties or actual presentations. More of each are always welcome! Come, show off a bit and become famous! Or infamous, if you prefer — that works too.
What to Bring:
Any kind of old hardware, software, firmware or wetware can be seriously nifty, so whatever your preferred computational vintage, we want to see the gear you want to show us! Our former host museum, for example, has an impressive lineup of vintage hardware with which the museum staff are doing quite a few interesting things. Plus, of course, you need a little bit of food for the pot luck.
Here is a list of other members planning to attend the next meeting, as well as what they are planning to bring (and yes, we are pleased to announce that entries here will no longer linger past the meeting dates (Addendum: This improvement not 100 percent warrantable in event that SRCS web staff subjected to unexpected day-job overtime)). If you’re not listed here and would like to be, just sign up for an account and fill out the RSVP ticket in your “My Account” page! We won’t even ask for money, advertise things at you, or demand your limbs or your first born!
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