Your first chance to show off your Pi!

It's official!! For our first meet, we'll be hosted at the brand new Google Campus, just off London's Silicon roundabout! With it being our first meet, things will be very fluid and we'll play rather by ear but if you'd like something addressed on the night, let us know in the comments!

Hope your Pi's are trickling through, mine's due next week, can't wait!

Look forward to meeting you all!

Mark

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  • Bryan H.

    Great to meet everyone and see the Pi actually in people's hands at last.

    For anyone who missed out (TKramer - oops!) or who wants to see the original ARM operating system in action, we will have a Pi at the next RISC OS User Group Of London meeting on Monday 21st May. Although we obviously have a particular interest in seeing RISC OS on the Pi, it will be running Linux stuff at the meeting.

    http://www.rougol.jellybaby.net...­

    Plus Beagle and Pandaboards and excellent curries too :-)

    May 19, 2012

  • TKramer

    mmhhhh....i just received my new motherboard and i am back online.... NOW i am reading that the event was last tuesday????? i thought it is tonight (THURSDAY!!!!!) .... damn....

    May 17, 2012

  • Mark O.

    Great gang of people! Some great projects beeng shown off, and a brilliant venue! Thanks to everyone who made it down and I'm very much looking forward to the next one!

    May 16, 2012

  • Steve G.

    Good to meet a range of guys with similar interests. Everyone very friendly & helpful.
    Great fun doing some tag C programming - and we got to make a LED flash too..

    May 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The meetup was my first of a kind meetup and a chance to witness the Pi device for the first time. Overall, it was a good gathering of like minded people driving the linux !

    May 16, 2012

  • Aidan

    Was great to meet other Pi owners and hear about their ideas. I was also able to test my newly arrived Pi with someone's SD, so I know it's working fine. The learning curve now begins. Looking forward to the next Meetup.

    May 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great to meet so many folks looking forward to doing things with this kit, we had people from all walks of life (students, engineers, developers, teachers, web designers) all with great ideas, lets hope the momentum continues.

    May 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just realised I must've left my SD card case at Google Campus :L Did anyone happen to pick it up at the end, or should I get in touch with Google Campus directly? It's aluminium, with 7dayshop.com printed on the front, and two Kingston 8GB Class-4 SD cards inside.

    May 16, 2012

  • AlistairKelman

    A good first meeting - nice people and lots to see

    May 16, 2012

  • David H.

    Lots of fun and interesting, enthusiastic crowd. Thanks, Mark. Looking forward to the next one...

    May 16, 2012

  • Hugh D.

    An interesting and enjoyable evening at a great location.
    Thanks to Mark for organizing.

    May 16, 2012

  • Peter J F.

    Great experience , lots of positive comments about the venue

    May 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    'twas really good hearing about other people's projects for the pi!

    May 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone wants me to try images on my raspberry pi other then Debian (demo) and Debian (web server), then please bring along an SD card (preferably class 4) and I will show the image running on my pi.

    Do we have any screens we can plug an pi's that people have into?

    May 15, 2012

  • AlistairKelman

    Notice went up and Central Working are going to put it on their website too

    May 14, 2012

  • AlistairKelman

    All done Mark - many thanks. I am now putting up a notice at Central Working, Shoreditch about the meeting

    May 11, 2012

  • Mark O.

    Hi Alistair, I have mailed you through this site to say thanks - did you not receive? Anyway - please email me on mark at thetechdoctors.co.uk with details of who I need to speak to?

    May 10, 2012

  • AlistairKelman

    Can someone get Mark to e-mail directly? The event needs to be booked in by the Organiser in the Google Campus system for it to go ahead. Mark is the Organiser but I do not have an e-mail for him and he has not been in contact via the Meetup site. So as a matter of Urgency can someone put me in contact with him so that I can put him contact with the correct people here at Google Campus.

    May 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just checked my calendar, I've got no exams on the 16th - so I'm good to go! I've got a raspberry pi - if anyone wants to try and run some stuff on it, feel free to bring in an image on an SD card.

    Do they have networking equipment for us to hook our RPi's up to, or do we need to bring in some switches?

    May 3, 2012

  • Mark O.

    OK Gang, in the absence of any dissenters :) I’ve moved the date to the 15th and we’ll meetup at the impressive Google campus – Thanks to Alistair for Organising! Would like some shout outs for any topics you’d like covered – perhaps you’d like a workshop for installing the OS, some programming help, or a show and tell to give airtime to your latest RPi creation?? Get thinking! Anyways, hope it hasn’t messed with your diaries, and look forward to meeting you all!

    May 3, 2012

  • AlistairKelman

    Yes - I spoke to the MD of Central Working today and he would be happy to host us on that night. The address is in Shoreditch not their branch in Bloomsbury. It is:
    4-5 BONHILL STREET
    LONDON EC2A 4BX
    Nearest tube is Old Street
    You can see what the place is like by this link:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/technol...­

    May 1, 2012

  • Mark O.

    Haha Ben, we can't be seen to be encouraging that sort of behaviour :)) Nobody seems to have an opinion on the date - so I guess if by tomorrow evening there's no strong objection to moving it to the 15th at the Google Campus (Camden), then we'll proceed then - Alistair will that still be OK do you think?

    May 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I've got my RPi :) haha, yeah I might get away with getting in to a pub, but officially...

    April 30, 2012

  • AlistairKelman

    Looking at our membership we have some people coming who are just taking their GCSEs. That probably puts them below drinking age. So to keep everything aimed in the right way let's avoid a pub based meeting.

    April 30, 2012

  • AlistairKelman

    I am assuming that *some* of us will have a RasPi by the date of the meeting - is anyone said that they are coming who already has one? There is not much point in having our meet up until we actually have a couple to show to each other.

    April 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't have it yet :-) It would help if the participants amend their RSVP indicating if they have it or not (doing it myself now...)

    April 30, 2012

  • Mark O.

    Hey Guys, have not confirmed the meetup yet due to the uncertainty over deliveries, CE testing etc. Now things are looking more concrete I am going to confirm a venue. I thought the pub would be a nice place to keep it nice and social - is there anyone joining who can't get in a pub? I've also fired off a mail to the google campus. I'd rather keep the date or move it several weeks back due to people's schedules. Am happy to be led by the group though, so holler if you have a preference!

    April 30, 2012

  • AlistairKelman

    I agree about the problem of moving the date but since a venue has still to be selected AND it is over two weeks away this should be doable. So Mark, as the organiser can we have a quick decision please. Google Campus is a cool place to meet - George Osborne opened the place just a few weeks ago: http://ow.ly/i/xjiI#1hMr­

    April 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    People showing interest and publishing their picture regrettably seem to be of an age in which entering a pub should be a non issue :-)

    Most problematic thing for me (I suppose for many participants) is the date: if it is moved with short notice it may throw many personal calendars into disarray. As for location many libraries charge nominal fees to rent spaces, but WiFi may be an issue, Dragon Hall in Covent Garden, has rooms which cost could be covered by 2 qid/head or thereabouts.

    April 30, 2012

  • AlistairKelman

    Might I suggest that we don't meet in a pub. Meeting in a pub could be difficult for our younger members and we want to encourage them to participate. Good free WiFi is going to be important too.

    April 30, 2012

  • AlistairKelman

    OK - if the meeting can be switched to Tuesday 15th May at 19.00 then Central Working at Google Campus in Shoreditch could host this. http://www.campuslondon.com/­ They cannot on Thursday 17th because this clashes with an existing event.

    April 30, 2012

  • Rahid

    I presume you're all familiar with this sub-reddit, but in case:
    http://www.reddit.com/r/raspber...­
    There's many a discussion going on over there re the RP.

    As for pubs... there's a large space in Doggetts Coat and Badge, at the south end of Blackfriars Bridge (the PHP London meetup happens there; btw, found the guinness there not so good), also there's The Square Pig, Holborn. (London Drupal Pub Meet use that space, not been there yet). Note my slack copy/paste skillz.

    March 7, 2012

  • Arun

    i work most weekdays but i'll check my rota

    March 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    7:30 too late. 19:00 is cool.

    March 5, 2012

  • Sukkin

    7.30 is a bit late. How about 7pm?

    March 5, 2012

  • Mark O.

    PS, is 7.30 too late?

    March 5, 2012

  • Mark O.

    Wow! Welcome Pi Faces :~) I wasn't sure if the group would take off, so this is nice!

    OK, I hear you about the weekend, I'll move it to 19.30, Thurs 17th, cool? Venue wise, I take it we're all quite central? I'm in Temple so can get most places pretty easy. There's also a facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/#!/page...­]) as it's a better as a forum than meetup.

    OK all, have a great week and if you have a preference for venue, please shout here!

    March 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    oh, we should be the first group to build a Beowulf cluster of Raspberry Pis :o)

    1 · March 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I support the Monday to Thursday suggestion :o)

    March 5, 2012

  • Arun

    if i can come i would love to my pi is on the way!!!!

    March 3, 2012

  • Sukkin

    I agree with Gianfranco. Weekday evening would be better. Monday to Thursday.

    March 3, 2012

  • Gianfranco C.

    No weekends please!

    March 3, 2012

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