As you may have noticed, April's meetup got lost in translation - a series of mishaps including some growing pains to find a large enough venue and then a last minute event space cancelation contributed to the loss. However, that just means that you must be even more excited about attending May's meetup, which should be fantastic. This month we are being graciously hosted by the fine folks at NYU Poly and MakeSimply (http://makesimp.ly), which means we are crossing the river and going to Brooklyn! Now, for those of you who think that crossing the East River is an odyssey from civilized Manhattan, I want to say two things. First, that NYU-Poly is incredible well connected via the subway and is only a very short ride away from Manhattan, and second, that Brooklyn is arguably the origin of the hardware movement in NY. So, hop on a subway and let's embark on this hardware pilgrimage to Brooklyn!
6:30 - 7:00: arrival, beer, pizza and merry making
7:00 - 7:15: Intros and announcements
7:15 - 7:25: Ryan Fant presenting the Keen Vent (http://mykeenhome.com/) - support their Indiegogo campaign here (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/keenvent)!
7:25 - 7:35: Will McLeod presenting SmarterShade (http://smartershade.com/)
7:35 - 7:45: Aditya Bansal of Weatrons (http://weartrons.com/), presenting the Run-n-Read product
7:45 - 7:55: Davide Rossi and Michael Chiang, presenting FitBark (http://www.fitbark.com) - launching soon on Kickstarter
7:55 - 9:00: Networking and finish beer
To get to the venue:
NYU-Poly Pfizer Auditorium in Bern Dibner Library
Directions:A short ride from Manhattan, accessible on A, C, F (Jay St.), N, M, R (Lawrence St.), 2, 3, 4, 5 (Borough Hall) trains. Metrotech Commons is across Jay St. from the back of the Marriott, enter the commons from Jay St. Dibner Library is on the left, a rather modern university building. Enter the building tell security you are here for the event and want to go to the Pfizer Auditorium. The Pfizer Auditorium is located on the ground floor and is to the right when you walked into the building.
Here (https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=NYU-Poly+dibner&aq=&sll=40.684923,-73.921005&sspn=0.15178,0.349846&vpsrc=0&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Bern+Dibner+Library+of+Science+and+Technology&t=m&z=16&iwloc=A) is the google map link.