• CA By The Bay - Get Together In Berkeley!

    The first ever Computer Audiophile get together has been scheduled! Thanks to CA member petaluma for getting the ball rolling and keeping track of who can attend the event. There have been a few ideas thrown around since we first starting talking about such an event and I now have the firm details. The event will be very informal, without any presentations. Just a bunch of like-minded people getting together for an afternoon. I look forward to seeing everyone there!

    When? Saturday May 02, 2015 from 11:00AM to 3:00PM. (Lunch will be served at 12 Noon. Adult beverages available from Cafe but not included)
    Where? The Westside Cafe in Berkeley, California.
    Who? Space is limited to ~25 attendees.

    Bay Area audio dealer Tim Marutani of Marutani Consulting has graciously sponsored the event.

    If you'd like to attend please send a PM to reader petaluma.
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. Jud's Avatar
      Jud -
      Cool poster!
    1. baddog's Avatar
      baddog -
      Aye, indeed, great poster!
    1. Superdad's Avatar
      Superdad -
      John Swnson and I will be there. Very excited to put faces to some other members' names!
    1. DanRubin's Avatar
      DanRubin -
      It's got that Sons of Anarchy thing going on.

      I will be there but may need a ride since I will be having shoulder surgery sometime soon.
    1. KDinsmore's Avatar
      KDinsmore -
      T-Shirts for sale for those who can't make it!
    1. cbee's Avatar
      cbee -
      looks like the deads skull mixed with Tom Petty to me.
    1. Superdad's Avatar
      Superdad -
      Are those headphones or Mickey Mouse ears?
    1. Superdad's Avatar
      Superdad -
      Quote Originally Posted by DanRubin View Post
      I will be there but may need a ride since I will be having shoulder surgery sometime soon.
      Where do you live Dan? John and I will be coming up the 880 (oh dread!) from Fremont.

      --Alex C.
    1. Gary's Avatar
      Gary -
      Very cool. Would love to do the same in New York someday.
    1. Skip Pack's Avatar
      Skip Pack -
      As far as available rides go, I'll be coming up from Hollister, mostly on 101 to the decision point. I would then go up 880 or up the peninsula and cross either the Dumbarton or San Mateo bridge. Happy to pick someone up on either route.

      Skip
    1. DanRubin's Avatar
      DanRubin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
      Very cool. Would love to do the same in New York someday.
      I'm in Redwood City. I think I can get a ride with Bob Stern, who's very close by. However -- and I can't tell you how much I want to attend this event --my rotator cuff repair is now scheduled for April 30. I'll stay hopeful, but there's definitely some doubt about my attendance.
    1. petaluma's Avatar
      petaluma -
      All,

      Update on the reconfirmations:

      Re-confirmed: Superdad. sdoezalek, bplexico, skolis, russel_l, John Swenson, Dan Rubin, skippack, Petaluma, wgscott, bmoura, velasgte, jbparrish, cgiammona, Bob Stern, djn04, astrotoy, wino, johnfalc, stevebythebay


      Nor re-confirmed: freddiejohn, tne, deribas, loop7, gmgraves2 - if you still plan to attend please let us know. Would like to fill the spots so I will start moving in wait list members Monday 4/19.

      Wait list: brendanh, pooger, veindoc, minzyman,

      Thanks

      David
    1. scan80269's Avatar
      scan80269 -
      I'd like to sign up for the wait list, along with a long time audiophile friend:

      scan80269 (Sam), Victor Lee

      Thanks!
    1. loop7's Avatar
      loop7 -
      Reconfirming
    1. HiFiGuy528's Avatar
      HiFiGuy528 -
      I would love to see you again Chris. I have to work a headphones show the same day.
    1. petaluma's Avatar
      petaluma -
      All, below is the final list of confirmed individuals for the get together. These 25 individuals listed will be served lunch during the event:

      superdad, sdoezalek, bplexico, skolis, russel_l, freddiejohn, John Swenson, Dan Rubin, skippack, wgscott, bmoura, velasqte, jbparrish, cgiammona, astrotoy, Bob Stern, djn04, loop7, wino, johnfalc, stevebythebay, brendanh, pooger, pale rider, Petaluma.

      Chris has let me welcome the remaining wait list members to the event, however lunch will not be available if you do attend, there will be beverages available for purchase for all:

      Veindoc, minzyman, scan80269, victorlee, ilguapo, arleigh, thotdoc

      The details for the event have not changed and are available for review in this thread.

      Thanks to Chris and Tim for putting the event on!

      Should be a fun event, and look forward to seeing everybody on the 2nd!
    1. lightminer's Avatar
      lightminer -
      Add me to the wait list/losers who can only stand around hoping someone will pay attention to them.
    1. petaluma's Avatar
      petaluma -
      Quote Originally Posted by lightminer View Post
      Add me to the wait list/losers who can only stand around hoping someone will pay attention to them.
      Lightminer, your on the list, see you on the 2nd.
    1. DanRubin's Avatar
      DanRubin -
      It looks like my ride is iffy, so asking again. I will PM Skip Pack but putting it out there for anyone who might be able to give me a ride from and to Redwood City (I'm equidistant from 101 and 280). Since my surgery is this Thursday, there's some doubt about my ability to attend, but I'd like to if at all possible. Thanks.
    1. perolator's Avatar
      perolator -
      Quote Originally Posted by lightminer View Post
      Add me to the wait list/losers who can only stand around hoping someone will pay attention to them.
      Add me to the "hope to see y'all someday" list...

      BTW, I hope DanRubin can make it.