I know what you're thinking after reading that headline: what the heck does "second-10th" mean? It's pretty simple, really. We started hosting The Tech Report BBQ in 2004, and it took place near Detroit for its first three years. From the fourth BBQ onward, the venue for our annual get-together has been my family's cottage on the big lake in Holland, Michigan. We celebrated our 10th BBQ with style in 2013, but this summer will mark the 10th year since the move to Holland. I want to go overboard all over again.
The date for this year's event is Saturday, July 23, but BBQ regulars know that you can make a whole weekend out of it. The TR BBQ is a family-friendly event open to all friends and readers of The Tech Report. Not quite sure exactly what happens at the TR BBQ? Lucky for you, we streamed last year's get-together from no less than six different cameras, and I've got about eight hours of summertime goodness crammed into a super-speed seven-minute video.
Did you catch all that? I'll point out some highlights. There's the traditional cornhole tournament, delicious food, assorted bubbles, the sun, and—of course—fireworks. Jeff summarized last year's BBQ quite nicely in this post if videos aren't your style.
There's nothing I look forward to more each year than hosting the BBQ for all the gerbils that can make the trip. If you want to be part of the big second-10th event, plug it into your calendars now and pop into the official thread so you can become part of the conversation and to make sure you get all the updates. We already have all kinds of crazy stuff planned for this year, including some variant of whatever is happening here, so save the date and come hang out with a bunch of geeks at the beach.