CANADA! anyone in the GTA?


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by shell shock » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:01 pm
Hey there guys, just wondering if there be any Pi users in the lovely GTA (Ontario)?
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by DuncanKennedy » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:49 pm
I'm a 'would-be' Pi owner just east of Toronto.
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by trancen » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:25 pm
Yup.. got my Pi about 2 weeks ago.
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by shell shock » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:13 pm
Any of you be willing to meet up at like lets say a campus or something and do a meet up?
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by DuncanKennedy » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:17 pm
I'm certainly open to the idea, depending on timing and location. I'd like to wait until I actually have a Pi, and have some experience with the real thing first though. at least then we'd have something to talk about:-)

Who did (those of you who have their Pi's) a tally order from? I've been in Allied Electronic limbo since March 5th, and trying to figure out how much longer the wait might be.
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by DuaneC » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:39 pm
I'm in the GTA. Got my PI a couple weeks ago. Still playing with different images and learning more day by day. Got mine through Newark/element14.
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by shell shock » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:00 pm
awesome! I got mine through E14, have another order code for a buddy. Currently on Debian Squeeze.
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by DuncanKennedy » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:30 pm
hmm - Allied is apparently still waiting to RECEIVE it's first shipment of Pi's, and hasn't distributed any yet (this is based on the recent update from RS and Allied Electronics which you'll find in the forums)

Looks like I've still got a long wait - at least in the summer the are plenty of other things to do :)
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by shell shock » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:45 pm
How many of you canuckleheads got your order in with RS? I have mine and my buddy's Pi is en rout. I talked to Humber ( a college bordering Mississauga/ Brampton/ Toronto) and from what I understand is that they would be more then happy to open their doors for a Pi Fest! If anyone has any Ideas, comments, suggestions or rude gestures, please leave em below.

Happy coding all!
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by buzzlightyear » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:35 pm
I am a would-be Pi owner from downtown Toronto. I order mine 2 days back.
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by shell shock » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:13 pm
Right on!
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by Kazaii » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:32 pm
Glad to see some GTA people posting. I'm currently located in the inner city.

I'm also a would-be Raspberry Pi owner. I have two pre-orders, one from Allied and the other from RS.

I'm expecting both in September....

I'd be happy to attend a meetup, especially after receiving my first Pi.
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by shell shock » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:06 pm
Sounds good. If you all want, I can start inquiring further with Humber 'bout renting a room. Let me know what you think!

-Shell
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by CCitizenTO » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:50 pm
I just got my Pi on the 6th.. I ordered with RS Components about 2 weeks earlier.

Got it running and working on the 7th. Now using it headless.
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by teknoteacher » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:08 pm
Why don't you organise a Raspberry Jam?

Find out what a RaspberryJam is by reading this post. http://teachcomputing.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/whats-a-raspberry-jam/
You can watch a recording from the talks section of a recent London RaspberryJam here, http://youtu.be/Zes8k5U2ZZk
or read a blog post from the same meeting. http://thescientificmoustache.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/raspberry-pi-i-london-raspberry-jam/
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by stephenfong » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:46 pm
Hi Folks,

I am a would-be-Pi owner too. I ordered mine through RS and my ETA to receive it is in early October.

I am located in North GTA, in the Richmond Hill area.

Good luck to us all.
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by mumblefuzz » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:32 pm
See:

http://www.meetup.com/Raspberry-Pi/

There was a meeting of about 15 folk last Thursday, July 5. Sorry to have posted this after the fact but I only just noticed this thread.

I believe there will be a Raspberry Pi stream at the October FSOSS seminar in October. See:

http://fsoss.senecac.on.ca/2011/
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by rajarshiroy77 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:16 pm
I ordered last week and waiting for it.
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by waltermixxx » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:11 pm
I have one coming this week, can't wait to get it. Checked Newark.ca and the said they had 100 in stock so I ordered 2 more for fun...

I would love to go to a raspberry jam. Not sure I could contribute anything, but I would attend any sessions to learn what I can... Pretty new to Linux...

I did just recently purchase a beagle board xM, and messed with that, but I do like this little pi.

I'm in Woodbridge so Humber college is no far...
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by shell shock » Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:05 am
hmm.. well if we are all with the same frame of mind, I would like to do an exhibition of sorts. Almost like a show and tell/ help thy fellow man out kind of thing. I too am new to Linux, but have managed to hammer some things out. I hope to hear more from you all soon.

Thanks to all who have responded thus far

-Mike
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by Kazaii » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:41 pm
Bumping because my first pi finally arrived.

Already played around with it a decent amount. Anyone still interested in a gathering?
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by teknoteacher » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:16 am
Have you added yourselves to the Raspberry Pi tracker? Then you can see where Pi people are.

If distances are too great, you could organise an online Raspberry Jam. Not quite the same as meeting people in real life, but better than nothing.
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by kspn » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:20 am
Silly question, where was that again? (the RasPi Tracker)
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by teknoteacher » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:27 am
Sure, it was created by 16yr old Ryan. :-)

http://rastrack.co.uk/

It's a great way to locate other enthusiasts. Please encourage others to register.
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by woopderson » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:06 pm
Mississauga reporting in!
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