Pittsburgh Geek Bowl
Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Has compiling code on Saturday nights lost its luster? Why not get to know the technology groups in Pittsburgh instead? The Western PA Linux Users group invites you to join us at our first-ever Pittsburgh Geek Bowl for a night of bowling, beer, and brotherhood!
Dinner and drinks are available at the bowling alley. After everyone settles in, we'll split into teams of six to compete for six IBM laptop backpacks, each with a unique prize inside. Each backpack could have:
-An Ingress invitation code
-A stuffed Tux penguin
-More to be added!
Look, we know how events like this usually go: the team with the pro bowler crushes everybody else. That's why we're putting our own spin on the game by making it poker bowling! Each time you get a strike or spare, your team gets a card. You can only have 5 cards at once, and the team with the best poker hand at the end wins.
And if that wasn't enough, how about a sneak peek at Google Glass? WPLUG Vice Chair/Secretary Justin Smith was one of the 8,000 people who received an invitation to join Project Glass and shape the future of wearable computers.
His winning proposal was:
"#ifihadglass I'd become a reporter for a next-generation netcast where I attend technology events, broadcasting what I see and who I interview over Google+ Hangouts, all while a team of remote commentators in the Hangout deliver feedback and analysis."
Since thousands of people will be watching Project Glass, his proposal could have implications for technology groups throughout Pittsburgh. Want to learn more? Would you like to help? And just what is Google Glass really about, anyway? Come to Pittsburgh Geek Bowl to find out!
(And no, before you ask, Justin does not actually have Glass yet.)