Summer is finally here and we've reserved a large picnic area and playing field to celebrate with an evening of food, fun, and relaxation on Friday July 25th. Bring your family and friends, your tech toys and games, and some food and drink to share. It's pot luck but come even if you don't manage to bring something, we'll have extra to share or we'll order something if we need to. Just bring some fun!
We're still lining up activities and sponsors and we're looking for more volunteers to help out. So pick something, large or small, and help to make this a great event. We need help with planning activities, setting up, running activities, and cleaning up.
Take a look at the event page at fair.vandev.org
for the current plan and let me know how you'd like to help.
Would you like to:
- organize an activity (set rules, plan supplies and area, write up a description),
- sponsor or help find sponsors (for prizes, equipment, and supplies),
- help with set-up (equipment and supplies, moving tables, setting up signs, etc.),
- help run activities (judging, monitoring, first aid, set-up, and clean up), or
- help with clean up?
This is a good time to bring your gadgets, toys, games, or whatever that you think would be fun to show, discuss, play, and generally have fun with. Tell us what you're bringing in your RSVP and in comments on the event page
and encourage others to do the same. Let me know if you need something such as tables, power, a roof or whatever and I'll try to arrange for it. Please do label your stuff and make arrangements to protect it because I can't be responsible for lost and stolen items but we can all help to keep this event safe and secure.
And let's not forget our guests. We'll be inviting participation from other related groups in town as well as our own families and friends so let's have plenty for the non-techies too. Our picnic area is rated for 200 people and we've also got a large playing field to spread out on as well as the playground and other park amenities that are open to the public so we've got plenty of room. Note that this is strictly a family oriented non-alcoholic event so reserve the drinks for your other parties later on. Thanks.
See you there.
Guy Lancaster, VanDev Organizer
P.S. Special thanks to our site sponsor Sapphire Technologies
, to our regular prize sponsor O'Reily
, and to all of our sponsors and volunteers.