2nd Annual Geek Meet

The 2nd Annual Geek Meet was this past weekend at Ala Moana Park on Magic Island. Although several days have passed, I could not let this event go without a blog post. Of all the tech/geek related events that take place over the course of the year, like Unconferenz, Manoa Geeks, Flickr meetups, Bytemarks Lunches, tweetups, HSTC Breakfasts, Dual Use Breakfasts, etc. the Geek Meet picnic is the most family (and pet) friendly. It's a great time getting out in the sun, sharing a pot luck lunch and gabbing about tech toys. It was the most concentrated assortment of tech at the beach I have ever seen. The Emergency Amateur Radio Club brought out radio gear, Paul Lawler had his solar telescope, Tony Barnhill set up an assembly line for his Altoid USB Solar power rechargers, Andy Bumatai had his laptop on hand to demonstrate Mogulus, even the 501st Pacific Outpost light saber crew struck a pose. It was almost like a science fair on the beach. I was quite impressed that even Michael Okuda of Star Trek fame and Roz Savage solo Pacific Ocean rower show up. It was relaxing, exhausting and stimulating all at once. You can get a sense of the group fun from these photos. Too bad we have to wait a whole year for the next one.