So what started as a quiet and respectable gathering of geeks has slightly ballooned into a full on party. We were able to secure a much larger space and have been able to send invites to dozens of you that RSVP’d over the past week. We are again getting close to capacity, so if you haven’t RSVP’d yet, do so by firing an email to [email protected].
The meetup is going down at Opal Divine’s in downtown Austin on 6th street. Come join us for some food and drink or to just say hey. We’ll have free t-shirts on hand and would like to put one all over your midsection.Which brings me to some bad news. Originally, we ordered way more shirts than we had spots. Now that we have a larger area, we’ve got way more space than shirts. It’s a stinky situation but we’d rather hang out with as many of you as possible rather than turning people away because we don’t have enough shirts. Because we came up a bit short we’ll only be able to give tees to the first 50 guests to check in to the party.
Since location-based services seem to be all the buzz at this year’s event, we are going to try a small experiment. We want all the guests to check in, tweet, or buzz about the gathering with Gowalla, Foursquare, Twitter, Brightkite, or whatever location-aware micro status updating doohickey currently has your fancy. Doing so will score you a free shirt. At the party we’ll have a table set up for the shirts and to score one you’ve simply gotta come with phone in hand and show us a status update.
We think it’ll be fun to see what effect (if any) a large crowd simultaneously spewing social alerts would have. And you get a free tee. So really everybody wins (except those after the first 50, you don’t win. At all.) To sum things up, we made this handy poster (which you’ll find at the event, marking the tee table):
Also, that crazy awesome poster up top features our favorite Android characters Andy & Bill and was illustrated by Angie just for the event. We’ll have a couple dozen of them on hand at the party to give away so arrive early if you’d like to get your hands on one. If you just can’t wait, here is a Flickr set filled with shots of the final posters.
To sum things up: party tomorrow night, tees for the on-time, fun for all. If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, do so now. Looking forward to seeing all you guys there!