Vancouver Social Media Scene: Transit Camp and Free Geek Drive

Thursday, November 29th, 2007 — 10:15am PST
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Next week geeks all around Vancouver are banding together to help spread said geekyness and techy freedom for a pretty neat cause.

The Gastown tech community is organizing a “Free Geek” Hardware Drive. On Friday, Dec 7th, participating Gastown tech business will donate their old, unneeded hardware to Free Geek, a non-profit that “helps the needy get nerdy.”[Strutta]

Photo credit: mussels on Flickr
  • When: Friday December 7, 2007
  • Where: Your business. Bring your hardware and the truck will make its rounds, stopping eventually at Vancouver’s Free Geek headquarters at 117 E. 2nd Ave.
  • More Info: To participate, send an email to: Jordan[at] and you will be added to the pick-up route.
  • For a list of what they accept, see Jordan’s post on the Strutta blog. Very cool indeed.

    First there was Bar, Demo, Drunk, Facebook, Mobile and now Transit can be added to the list of cool camps and why not, eh? It’s a great opportunity to share your opinions while mingling with other local like-minded geeks of various degrees.

    Mashups, schedules, design, politics, business, seats, routes, maps, outings, and general conveyance enjoyment are all on the table cause this is an “un-conference” meaning you show up and pitch what you wanna talk about an/or vote on other peeps’ presentations. [Feasthouse]

  • When: Saturday December 8, 2007 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Where: Workspace
  • More Info: Check out the wiki and sign up.

  • Photo credit: jmv on Flickr

    This event is brought to us by some of my favourite local transit bloggers: Paul, Karen, Roland, and Jason.

    I love to write about transit as I’m a long-time commuter in Vancouver and other cities around North America (you may have even caught one of my transit posts), so I’m very much looking forward to attending this event.

    Update: See Karen in the Vancouver Courier, talking about TransitCamp – nice job!

    Photo credit: Roland on Flickr

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    1. Jordan says:

      Thanks very much for the plug for the Free Geek drive, Rebecca! Happy happy ho ho ho to all!

    2. Karen says:

      Aren’t Jason’s buttons gorgeous? I’m so stoked for TransitCamp. Thanks for the blog!

    3. How do I participate in events like that? We are a non-profit organization that recycle and donate computers. We are Electronic Recycling Association (ERA.CA)

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