STH Official Meetup Group

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  1. Patrick

    Patrick Administrator
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    I finally started a group on Meetup.

    Here is the group to join. Sorry it is a bit sparse, it just got created: ServeTheHome.com Official Meetup Group

    [Update] Tentative logistics for first event: Saturday April 2, 2016 at Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, California.

    The basic plan:
    • Pick a place to meet
    • Ensure we have food and such
    • I am fairly sure I can get some cool new hardware in there. I am planning to chat with some vendors on getting assistance with this
    • Have introductions/ social time
    • Check out cool hardware
    • Work on a project
    Proposed activities:
    • Social time - meet other STH members
    • Hands-on time with the new hardware that people are unlikely to have yet. We can probably have a few demo systems up and running and maybe a few in the lab. Probably can get physical hands-on time. Trying to figure out how we could let people have time on the hardware.
    • Bring your home server showcase? We can do a few builds and then have them shown off at the meet-up. This does mean downtime, it also means you could build your system with a specific target weekend
    • Help with? FreeNAS maybe? Proxmox? I was thinking maybe we could have a short session on getting something up and running.
    What else would make for a fun meetup?
     
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  2. MiniKnight

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    Sweet! I'll check if I'm over there this weekend.

    What about a silent auction or swap meet or similar?
     
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  3. nickscott18

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    If it was in Christchurch, New Zealand :D
     
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    any chances on southwest ohio?
     
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  5. Patrick

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    Likely Mountain View or Sunnyvale, California. Possibly San Jose or Fremont.
     
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  6. StopDropRoll

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    You mean you guys don't want to come to Wichita, KS?!?
     
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  7. Chuntzu

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    Requesting the vacation days now :)
     
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  8. Diavuno

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    Honestly I think the bay area members could just sit and talk for hours...

    But the lab/now equipment may be more fun.

    Bringing home servers is a think and very much related... But could be an issue as quite a few of us gave home servers in a cluster... Even the core of my home box is 4u...

    I'd be interested in seeing if any of the other locals have unique setups... I've been toying with the idea of going MOD crazy on a 6th gem nuc to replace my desktop...

    Maybe go crazy on modding a laptop...

    But when I MOD it's expensive and equally excessive
     
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    We should add Minnesota to that list :)
     
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  10. StopDropRoll

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    I would be incredibly humbled to spend time with you all. Without your wisdom I would not be in the position I am now.
     
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    That would be cool. We could charter a party jet to get us there and bring us back. :D
     
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    Very sweet, when are you in europe ? ;)
     
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    Sounds like fun, but a bit far to go for a day. If there's ever a meetup within a few hours drive I'll try and make it though.

    Or you could all come here! We could put together some kind of STH area at Fragapalooza - 4 days of gaming with some breaks for projects/builds/discussions/etc. If @Patrick is interested I can be the FP contact - feel free to PM me or whatever and let this thread stay on topic.
     
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    What about a garage sale/ swap meet?
     
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    I am not opposed to this at all.
     
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    My vote is to meet in Winnipeg. It is a balmy -10C according to the web this afternoon. I'm sure I can fit most of you in my uninsulated garage ;)
     
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    I got back from a trip home to Wellington at the start of the year.

    I'd be in for a North East meet-up.
     
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  18. chinesestunna

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    That would help with cooling all the toys @Patrick will show off :) Look Ma! No fans!
     
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  19. Patrick

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    :) Trying for local to start just to get an idea of how to work on these.

    If we can get fun items like Knights Landing Xeon Phi - might that be fun? Big JBODs? Ceph? Xeon D? Other?
     
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  20. Dk3

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    Will it be possible to have live camera and streaming the meetup? So that people like me who are not in the region are still able the get the feel of whats on there. Perhaps just for members only.
     
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