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Re: Launch party?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:37 am

Any chance of a launch party somewhere a week or so before official launch for us faithful types who have been piling in suggestions (and junk) to the forums since they were set up :D

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Re: Launch party?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:48 am

It's as if you read my mind. :) Watch this space for news.
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Re: Launch party?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:49 am

Heh, I'm not stalking you or anything.
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Re: Launch party?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:38 pm

Do it near London please ! It would be awesome for those who aren't from England to fly up there.

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Re: Launch party?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:36 am

A lot of us are in Cambridge which is worth a visit by itself, but you can get to London in an hour.

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Re: Launch party?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:21 pm

Either would be good for me. I could drive to Cambridge though :D

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Re: Launch party?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:31 pm

I'd put a vote in for Cambridge out of laziness since it's where I live :).

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Re: Launch party?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:33 pm

Cambridge

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Re: Launch party?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:48 pm

My personal preference would be the dunkin' donuts 50 yards from my apartment. Ok it is in Brooklyn but Brooklyn is really nice this time of year and it is about 5 feet outside a flood zone

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Re: Launch party?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:54 pm

I guess if you're expecting mainly UK folk then hold it in Cambridge (that is where the project itself is located isn't it?), but if you're expecting a lot of overseas attendees then hold it in London.

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Re: Launch party?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:03 pm

If you have it in london and have an journalist/author/media friends who are members the Groucho Club would be a great location for the launch party. i've been to a few book launches there and it's really nice.

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Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:23 pm

Quote from ukscone on September 7, 2011, 16:03
If you have it in london and have an journalist/author/media friends who are members the Groucho Club would be a great location for the launch party. i've been to a few book launches there and it's really nice.

The only reason I know about the Groucho Club is because of this:

(6:14)

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Re: Launch party?

Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:29 am

So, any news? I feel the need to buy Liz and Eben a pint or two.

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Re: Launch party?

Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:05 am

Crundy said:


So, any news? I feel the need to buy Liz and Eben a pint or two.



If we all bought Eben and Liz a couple of pints, they'd be able to open their own pub....
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Re: Launch party?

Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:52 am

I have my own pub (and brewery). Unfortunately not in Cambridge or London though.

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Re: Launch party?

Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:58 am

Yeh I'd be up for this. Love the random meetups.

Does cambridge have any geek night meetups? We have a couple here and its a great place to meet other people interested in things like this.
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Re: Launch party?

Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:10 pm

Cambridge or London, at the weekend please! (I'm in Brighton)

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Re: Launch party?

Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:24 pm

A launch Party, maybe have a Raspberry Pi controlling the firing of fireworks or any other form of Projectile (USB Missile Launcher anyone  ).

It's a grand idea. Say £30 a ticket that goes to the Foundation and if you are buying a Raspberry PI then buy it there if it's available .

London would be easier I guess, I suspect the press might be a bit happier to have it there.

If not the Groucho (as someone suggested) how about something on the Silicon Roundabout or possibly that place in London that allows people to use various facilities the create projects for a fee, can't remember it's name now.

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Re: Launch party?

Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:53 pm

A launch party sounds fantastic.  If the Pi was on sale that could cause a bit of a stampede though so I'm not so sure that is the best idea, but hey, I'd buy one

You would need a really big venue I think.  Something like Epsom racecourse =)

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Re: Launch party?

Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:04 pm

by all means have a launch party but please don't reduce the number of boards available online by selling them at the launch.  Living some 400 miles north of the raspberry pip, I'd hate to have to travel down just to pick up a board.

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Re: Launch party?

Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:07 pm

Davespice said:


A launch party sounds fantastic.  If the Pi was on sale that could cause a bit of a stampede though so I'm not so sure that is the best idea, but hey, I'd buy one

You would need a really big venue I think.  Something like Epsom racecourse =)



The Epsom Pi Chase, sponsored by Broadcom, that sounds utterly believable!

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Re: Launch party?

Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:09 pm

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A launch Party, maybe have a Raspberry Pi controlling the firing of fireworks or any other form of Projectile (USB Missile Launcher anyone  ).

It's a grand idea. Say £30 a ticket that goes to the Foundation and if you are buying a Raspberry PI then buy it there if it's available .

London would be easier I guess, I suspect the press might be a bit happier to have it there.

If not the Groucho (as someone suggested) how about something on the Silicon Roundabout or possibly that place in London that allows people to use various facilities the create projects for a fee, can't remember it's name now.


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Re: Launch party?

Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:36 pm

JamesH said:


GPU, designed in Cambridge, CPU, designed in Cambridge, SoC as a whole, designed in Cambridge, RaspberryPi foundation, based in Cambridge.

I'd vote for Cambridge. Dunno why.


I'd vote for Cambridge too!

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Re: Launch party?

Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:43 pm

Since it is aimed at schools (ha ha), we should use government logic and locate the party at the other university town: namely Oxford

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Re: Launch party?

Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:22 pm

darkstar said:


Since it is aimed at schools (ha ha), we should use government logic and locate the party at the other university town: namely Oxford


My votes for Wigan, the home of the Pi........e  ;)

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