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To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:41 pm
by Inkling
We posted this in the Smoky Back Room a few days ago and got several responses. AMD has said they'd like to invite a few more of our readers, so I'm opening it up by announcing it here. First come, first serve -- we're looking for about 10 participants per location.

AMD is planning a series of events, beginning in San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston,in which a handful of enthusiasts get to preview their new Dragon Platform technology featuring the AMD Phenom II Processor. AMD senior staff will be in attendance, and participants should get to chat with the experts and check out gaming and overclocking demos. The events will be fairly small and not open to the public. They've contacted TR and asked if some of our readers would like an invite. We can give them a short list of interested bona fide techies to be included.

So if you'll be in or around San Fran on December 5th, Chicago on December 9th, or Boston on December 12th, please PM me ASAP and I'll hook you up.

Cheers,

- Adam

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:45 pm
by idchafee
I'm in for the Chicago event

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:14 pm
by ludi
Nobody ever comes to Denver :evil:

Which is strange because AMD has a small design center operating in Ft. Collins, about 40 miles north.

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:48 pm
by Philldoe
I live in Kentucky, how do you think I feel...

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:09 pm
by digitalwanderer
YES! Thanks for helping get my password problems cleared up here, (ok, it was my own stupid fault and I figured it out finally...but still thanks. ;) ), and I would LOVE to attend the Chicago event if you have any extry invites! I promise lots of picts and annoying interviews with people, it's a specialty of mine. ;)

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:53 pm
by idchafee
digitalwanderer wrote:
YES! Thanks for helping get my password problems cleared up here, (ok, it was my own stupid fault and I figured it out finally...but still thanks. ;) ), and I would LOVE to attend the Chicago event if you have any extry invites! I promise lots of picts and annoying interviews with people, it's a specialty of mine. ;)


Good, thats someone to make up for me being a wallflower.

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:18 pm
by redeye
I'd go but I'll be away that week for work.

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:24 pm
by PRIME1
It's on a Tuesday and a 5 hour drive. :evil:

I went to the AMD/MS tech tour when it swung through here and it was pretty cool. This will probably be fun as well.

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:03 pm
by SNM
Not that I'm close enough, but what kind of preview are we talking here? Just play with the shiny computer and go "ooo" at the framerate, or would you be expected to have interesting technical questions on design for the AMD folks?

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:35 pm
by idchafee
SNM wrote:
Not that I'm close enough, but what kind of preview are we talking here? Just play with the shiny computer and go "ooo" at the framerate, or would you be expected to have interesting technical questions on design for the AMD folks?


I hope like hell its the former, not the latter.

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:26 pm
by digitalwanderer
If it's anything like the Tahoe event was, it'll be a presentation on the technology and then an open session with some systems set up with the new hardware and all the AMD people and various OEM folks walking around and you can pretty freely ask any questions of anybody. :)

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:17 pm
by SecretMaster
They should come on up to NY sometime. After all they are opening up a Fab upstate, right near where I go to school. So maybe one day it'll happen.

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:15 pm
by FireGryphon
Yeah, there really should be more events in NY. I used to love going to MWNY when it used to be here, but now that's gone, and there really are no big tech events that happen in the City (I've been to DigitaLife, it doesn't count ;))

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:27 pm
by drfish
I think I can make the Chicago one... Just a 2 hour drive... Maybe we can get some dinner together later and convince Scott to come to next year's BBQ. :)

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:40 pm
by idchafee
drfish wrote:
I think I can make the Chicago one... Just a 2 hour drive... Maybe we can get some dinner together later and convince Scott to come to next year's BBQ. :)


If you come in, dinner is on me

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:51 pm
by Thresher
I'm up for Chicago as well. I can hit the IKEA on the way back to Bloomington :-)

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:22 pm
by sluggo
You can sign me up for the San Francisco event.

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:35 pm
by SHOES
I will also attend the Chicago if there is an opening..

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:50 pm
by Inkling
sluggo wrote:
You can sign me up for the San Francisco event.

SHOES wrote:
will also attend the Chicago if there is an opening..

sluggo and SHOES, PM or email me ASAP.

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:07 am
by sluggo
Inkling wrote:
sluggo wrote:
You can sign me up for the San Francisco event.

SHOES wrote:
will also attend the Chicago if there is an opening..

sluggo and SHOES, PM or email me ASAP.

Done. I hope reading instructions correctly the first time isn't part of the event, or I'll get tossed out out right away. :oops:

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:23 am
by SHOES
sluggo wrote:
Inkling wrote:
sluggo wrote:
You can sign me up for the San Francisco event.

SHOES wrote:
will also attend the Chicago if there is an opening..

sluggo and SHOES, PM or email me ASAP.

Done. I hope reading instructions correctly the first time isn't part of the event, or I'll get tossed out out right away. :oops:


Ditto

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:43 am
by drfish
So we can assume we've got a car pool of sorts started for Grand Rapids area people for the Chicago one? I can seat four, and I should have fresh oil, new wipers, and possibly new tires by then, however my back seats are kind of cramped (I'll clean the dog hair off of them though ;)). Unless you want to drive, SHOES?

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:22 am
by SHOES
ya I can drive if you want the taurus will seat 5 gets great mileage and its decently comfortable pm me if you would like to ride along...

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:52 am
by drfish
What time is this going to happen at?

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:54 pm
by Inkling
drfish wrote:
What time is this going to happen at?

I don't know exact times of any of the events. But those who PM'd me will be getting an invite from AMD soon with details (probably today). If anyone else is interested, I may be able to tack on a couple more names for each event (although it's probably too late for the San Fran one).

If these go well, they're planning to host a couple more in other cities. Stay tuned.

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:24 pm
by drfish
Hey SHOES, there's a chance that a certain disreputable Mongol will also be making the trip with us. :wink:

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:54 pm
by idchafee
I just got my invite, but it was for San Francisco - need a Chicago invite.

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:24 pm
by SHOES
lol this might get verrry interesting :wink:

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:39 pm
by idchafee
FISH & SHOES: Did you guys get Chicago invites? All I got was a SF one. :(

Re: To all TR readers around San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:35 pm
by SHOES
no invite as of yet...