Last night was the first gathering of “Pak 2600“, part of the actual 2600 (www.2600.com I think) which I hadn’t really heard about before, but am getting to know better. PAK2600 is “bringing together people of all ages interested in Computer Society, electronic gadgetry, communications, privacy, telco and technology in general”. In other words, a geek-fest.
It was mainly organized by Ismael, who is here on a visit from London, and was attended by some really bright people, including my friend Junaid. Zaeem, who works for Dancom Multan, came all the way to Islamabad just to be able to attend. Though I was stuck at work and arrived late, I found that the meeting went really well and we had discussions on some really interesting topics (wireless, VOIP, legal issues and Linux etc).
The turnout was pretty good considering that the event wasn’t advertised much. Even I only found out about it a day or two before. For the next meeting, we’re planning on informing many more people about it and trying to find something really interesting to try out. Kind of reminds me of the days when I first joined the Tokyo PC Users Group though the crowd here is comparitively much more technical.
The meetings will be held on every first Friday of the month at Civil Junction (next to Hot Spot) in F-7 and will start at 7pm. There will be free wireless access as well as lots of other gadgets that people might bring. Hope to see quite a few of you Linux users, bloggers and tech junkies next month.
It’s great to hear that we’ve finally gotten out of the virtual media of mailing lists, forums, etc and had an actual shinding.
Now, if we could only introduce some linux bible thumpers in the next gathering 🙂 …