Network with industry insiders at the 16th annual Tech Report barbeque

The world’s premiere gathering of top slow-cooked food eating and information technology professionals will commence on August 10. Located in Holland, MI, this event is your opportunity to chew the fat with some of the brightest minds from around the country.

Note the undercurrent of undercurrent.

Oof, is that really just two sentences? I had illusions of writing the entire post like that, as off the mark as it may be. It’s hard, though, and definitely a skill I don’t possess. That said, everything above is actually true. The TR BBQ is attended by some ridiculously smart folks that also happen to be extremely friendly and generous with their knowledge and insight. Need proof? Just check out the summary of last year’s event. For further proof, check out the ongoing BBQ thread for this year, it’s full of people who have been planning to make the trip for months.

If that isn’t enough to tempt you, let me throw this out there. Without rehashing the obvious, it’s clear that this year is a pivotal one for The Tech Report. There will be no better place to get the inside scoop, not that I’m not sharing everything I know already, than by making yourself part of a late night folding chair circle at the TR BBQ. At any rate, this is your one-month to go warning. Please consider joining us, it’s a good time for everyone and we’ll have a bouncy castle!

Colton Westrate

I post Shortbread, I host BBQs, I tell stories, and I strive to keep folks happy.

12 Comments
    • Captain Ned
    • 1 month ago

    And it’s likely the only place you’ll find a potato cannon with a rifled barrel.

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      • Liquidsquid
      • 1 month ago

      Nah, I had one too. You had to be careful as it would spin the potato so fast it would fly apart on it’s way to its target.

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    • Sweatshopking
    • 1 month ago

    Grand rapids nearest airport?

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      • Captain Ned
      • 1 month ago

      20 miles away isn’t close enough? 😉

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        • BIF
        • 1 month ago

        He’s hoping to make that last 20 miles by way of a giant potato cannon and paradrop in. But maybe not a rifled potato cannon; spiraled flights are good for bullets and footballs, but people tend to get nauseated!

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        • Sweatshopking
        • 1 month ago

        Just wasn’t sure if it was the case. I’m not familiar with the region. The usa is a scary place for a boy like me to be all by myself with no supervision. Idk that I’m coming, as wife, but just curious incase pigs do fly.

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          • cynan
          • 1 month ago

          “Idk that I’m coming, as wife, but just curious incase pigs do fly”

          Needlessly harsh self deprecation. Your picture isn’t that bad. (On the other hand, if you are implying that you might go as your wife…).

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            • Sweatshopking
            • 1 month ago

            Thanks, cynan, thanks.

            Some of tyou may not recall, but a loooong time ago dpaus and I met up and he posted pictures in the forum.

      • Kretschmer
      • 1 month ago

      SSK don’t take this the wrong way, but you don’t look as “shouty” as I imagined.

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        • Albert Yasso
        • 1 month ago
        • Sweatshopking
        • 1 month ago

        That sounds like a compliment

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      • It’s before CAPS LOCK transformation.

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