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#a&a-astricon Birmingham, 2nd September 2017

Organised by: djjon
Where: The Wellington Specialist Real Ale Pub, 37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5SN - http://www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk/
When: Sat 2nd September 2017
Wifi: Yes, but can be dodgy.
Power: Yes. Bring multi-way extensions.
Beer/Cider: Yes. Lots. Real. See http://www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk/pages/beerboard.php
Food: None at the pub. Bring food and/or order takeaways. Plates and cutlery provided.
Getting there: Five minutes from New Street Station.
Confirmed attending: djjon, MattJepp, keithb, Bootc, gr0mit, farnz (no idea of likely arrival time), TonyHoyle, S_W_S, phycho.
May be attending: TomJepp (probably), db (probably), Timelord60kHz (probably), David-T, JohnnyD (hopefully)
Not attending Will`
Other business: We'll be doing a PGP/GPG key signing thing. Details to follow.

PROVISIONAL and/or PROPOSED

#a&a-astricon Basingstoke

Organised by: gr0mit
Where: TBD
When: TBD
Wifi: gr0mfi
Power: TBD
Beer/Cider: TBD
Food: TBD
Getting there: TBD
Confirmed attending: None
May be attending: None
Not attending None
Unknown: NAB, Will, gr0mit, bootc, db, keithb, djjon, TonyHoyle, felicity, AA-James, JohnnyD, phycho, cheeseandham, farnz, AA-Paul, drrk, dwmw2, Cueball, GaryH, Gadget, BUTT, ST_Mike, jamiem, redbaron

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#a&a-astricon Birminham, 12 March 2016

Organised by: djjon
Where: The Wellington Specialist Real Ale Pub, 37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5SN - http://www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk/
When: Sat 12 March, 2016
Wifi: Yes, but can be dodgy.
Power: Yes. Bring multi-way extensions.
Beer/Cider: Yes. Lots. Real. See http://www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk/pages/beerboard.php
Food: None at the pub. Bring food and/or order takeaways. Plates and cutlery provided.
Getting there: Five minutes from New Street Station.
Confirmed attending: djjon, bootc, TonyHoyle, db, Timelord60kHz, keithb+SWMBO, Simon, others
May be attending: BUTT, phycho
Not attending AA-Andrew, redbaron, NAB, TomJepp (probably), gr0mit, drrk
Other business: We'll be doing a PGP/GPG key signing thing. Details to follow.

To make life easier for the people doing key signing, please add yourself to the table below:

Name Key ID
Chris Boot D9CEEEEE
Dan Jones new key on the day
David Brooke 30F8B347
Simon Arlott 80A8 5E76 550B 4273 C6B8 4BF2 049F 5C6C 1111 1111

bootc will also be on hand to help with creating GPG keys, including using OpenPGP Smart Cards on things like the Yubikey 4.

In order to participate in key signing, you MUST bring photo ID (driving license and/or passport)! If you already have a key, keyslips would also be very useful if you have some but you will require some way to verify your key fingerprint with people (no, bringing up the key on the keyservers isn't enough).


#a&a-astricon Birmingham, March 1st 2014

Where: The Wellington Specialist Real Ale Pub, 37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5SN - http://www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk/
When: March 1st 2014. 1100 until whenever.
Wifi: Worked last time, cost nothing.
Power: Yes.
Beer/Cider: Yes. Lots. Real. See http://www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk/pages/beerboard.php
Food: NAB brought a ham, rolls, butter, chutney and pickled eggs (all home-made). jamiem+SWMBO brought tasty chicken wings. drrk forgot the quiche he made. We were also disappointed to discover the Thai Orchid restaurant is gone, and had to make do with a curry instead.
Getting there: Five minutes from New Street Station.
Attended: NAB, keithb+SWMBO, farnz, MattJepp, TomJepp, gr0mit, TonyHoyle, db, bootc, drrk, djjon, jamiem+SWMBO
Did not attend: Gadget, JohnnyD, lupine, SnAzBaZ (3953 miles away), Will, redbaron sadly has a gig now :( , cheeseandham, Cueball My first born is Due just before :), GaryH, JJ, BUTT, _aD, sean, AA-James, jzaw, AA-Paul, Dragon2611, AA-Alex, RevK, mcwill, phycho, Simon, dwmw2, enyc, ross
Other business: bootc ran a mini keysigning party, many keys were signed and many people learned quite a bit about GPG/PGP.

#a&a-mini-astricon at DebianParty2013

Organised by: bootc (the #a&a-mini-astricon only)
Where: Steve McIntyre's House - http://wiki.earth.li/DebianParty2013
When: 24th → 26th of August (Saturday 2013-08-24 → Monday 2013-08-26)
Wifi: Must be
Power: Yes
Beer/Cider: BYO + sponsor-provided
Food: BYO + sponsor-provided
Getting there: TBD
Confirmed attending: bootc
May be attending: None
Not attending NAB (taking a well-deserved holiday)
Unknown: Will, gr0mit, db, keithb, djjon, TonyHoyle, AA-James, JohnnyD, phycho, cheeseandham, farnz, AA-Paul, drrk, dwmw2, Cueball, GaryH, Gadget, BUTT, ST_Mike, jamiem, redbaron

#a&a-astricon Birmingham, February 2nd 2013

Where: The Wellington Specialist Real Ale Pub, 37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5SN - http://www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk/
When: 1100 until whenever.
Wifi: Worked last time, cost nothing.
Power: Yes.
Beer/Cider: Yes. Lots. Real. See http://www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk/pages/beerboard.php
Food: NAB is planning on bringing a ham, rolls and butter. Crockery and cutlery are provided by the pub and other food can be brought in from outside. This Thai restaurant is recommended and just down the road.
Getting there: Five minutes from New Street Station.
Attended: NAB, Will, gr0mit, bootc, db, keithb (plus better half), djjon, TonyHoyle
Didn't attend: OK, the obvious answer is "everybody else", but the list of names are here just to make future invites easier - felicity (appears to have disappeared), AA-James (no idea why), JohnnyD (no idea why), phycho (too busy), cheeseandham ("no money and no time in Feb"), farnz and AA-Paul (both at FOSDEM), drrk (getting married), dwmw2 (scared of significant other's reaction), Cueball (cover from work not approved), GaryH (unknown), Gadget (Emergency District scout leaders meeting), BUTT (unknown), ST_Mike (too much to do at the mo), jamiem (getting married, in France or in Cumbria), redbaron (not been paid)

What you missed if you didn't make it: 20130131 210837.jpg

#a&a-astricon Birmingham, June 25th 2011

Where: The Wellington Specialist Real Ale Pub, 37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5SN - http://www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk/

When: 1100 until whenever.

Wifi: Worked last time, cost nothing.

Power: Yes.

Beer/Cider: Yes. Lots. Real.

Food: Crockery and cutlery provided if you buy it outside.

Getting there: Five minutes from New Street Station.


Coming : NAB bootc db djjon TonyHoyle

Maybe Coming : drrk

Not coming : BUTT farnz doc gr0mit GaryH Will

Must remember: NAB needs to bring a Snom 190 for Djjon. NAB needs to bring some CR2032's for bootc.

Highlights: Hopefully some demo kit showing off bootc's latest projects! :-P

#a&a-astricon Covent Garden (Bring on IPv6 Party, London Transport Museum), Tuesday 22 March 2011

People who came: GaryH, gr0mit, bootc, Simon, iain, RevK, AA-James, plett, AA-Shaun, AA-Andrew, AA-Lee and maybe a few people I've forgotten. Plenty of speakers, live solo guitar performance of "The Day The Routers Died" by Gary Feldman, small bowls of strange food, and AAISP-sponsored booze, a Boris Bus, and free /64s for everyone.

#a&a-astricon Birmingham, Saturday 4 December 2010

People who came: NAB, GaryH, BUTT, bootc, db and Will. Plenty of number 6 and 13 was drunk, crisps and snacks by NAB, Rolos supplied by GaryH, UPS demonstrated by bootc (much to the amusement of random drinkers in the pub), snom 300 with the broken keyboard brought by BUTT, and the Thai takeaway was pretty popular. And BUTT got his switches off GaryH at last. NAB and BUTT were impressed that the pub ([1]) keep their website updated in realtime with the beers currently available.

Pictures are here

#a&a-astricon Peterborough, Saturday 10 July 2010

People who came: BUTT, GaryH, farnz, db, Will, gr0mit, NAB, djjon, drrk, TonyHoyle, cheeseandham, and packets of Rolos, Polos and Twixes provided by GaryH (although disappointingly at least one person didn't get the joke...) Many pints were drunk, lots of Thai food was eaten, and everyone had a good time, followed by a curry afterwards organised by BUTT. Internet connectivity was provided by NAB with a little help from drrk after NAB managed to lock his dongle on the train on the way up.

In my defence, I (NAB) should point out that the Polo/Twix/Rolo joke was a little obtuse.

Pictures are here.

#a&a-astricon Oxford, Saturday 15 August 2009

People who came: GaryH, db, farnz. Lots of beer was drunk, food was eaten, and everyone had a good time.

#a&a-astricon Milton Keynes - Saturday 27 September 2008

People who came: GaryH, BUTT, db, bengineer (mystery guest!), and a packet of Rolos. Lots of old phones were played with, strange combinations of orange and cola were drunk, and everyone had a good time.

NEVER HAPPENED

#a&a-astricon Basingstoke - 29 Sept 2012

Proposed meetup in Basingstoke on Saturday 29th September

Venue: Portsmouth Arms, Hatch Warren http://portsmoutharmshatchwarren.co.uk/

Time: 1300 to 18:00 approx

Optional: Curry at the Gr0mtel Data centre afterwards

Transport:

Bus Jazz-1 from Basingstoke bus station (5 min walk from Basingstoke train station) to Portsmouth Arms. Taxi: Approx 10 min ride fare approx £6

Confirmed attendees: gr0mit GaryH

Provisional attendees:

Can't attend: bootc Dialog drrk



#a&a-astricon Abbots Langley, near Watford, Hertfordshire. May 13th/14th

My flat warming is scheduled for friday 13th May. I propose that either you turn up for that and camp outside (or locally) and/or come over for the 14th.

Where: Abbots Langley - 69 Tylersfield, WD5 0PT.

Any time from 13th May 1600hrs.

Getting there: if you come by train, expect a 20 min walk. Otherwise, lookup the postcode in your satnavs. One parking spot is mine, and I don't have a car.

Votes... don't vote for the opposition :p

Attendees: iain, GaryH (probably)

#a&a-astricon Peterborough, October 2011

Where: The Brewery Tap PE1 (most of you know where it is now) (http://www.oakham-ales.co.uk/brewerytap/btwelcome.asp)

When: from Midday until closing.

Wifi: Could be working ... wasn't last time though

Power: There is some (we robbed it last time)

Beer/Cider: Real ale all round

Food: Yes, Thai

Getting there: Ten minutes from the station

Coming : NAB BUTT

Maybe Coming : doc

Not coming :

Must remember: NAB buying all BUTT and farnz's beers.

#a&a-astricon Bristol, date to be confirmed

Where: Brizzle (bootc's brother-in-law may be some help)
When: TBC

Definites: GaryH JohnnyD bootc
Maybes: NAB
No ways: