Helsinki meetup 19.1.2019 photo report

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pansku
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20 Jan 2019, 18:27

I'm finally done transferring some pictures to my computer.

The attendance was quite solid and there were more people than I had expected, maybe like 35-40 or so. There were raffles for 3 sets of keys for Topre boards and a new RBG board with linear Cherry clones. There was also a typing sound recognition contest, and the winner of which was awarded with a poop artisan of his choice. Most of the participants also got the PRKL19 event keycap.

Almost all of the keyboards were using MX-style switches but there were a few other boards as well. Unfortunately there weren't too many Alps (and clone) boards for people to try out. I remember seeing SCKM Whites, SMK Blues, and Matias clickys. I don't think there were that many DT users and they were mostly from Reddit and some finnish forums but please tell me if I'm wrong!

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pansku
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20 Jan 2019, 18:27

Some more boards:
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pansku
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20 Jan 2019, 18:28

Almost there:
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pansku
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20 Jan 2019, 18:29

And the last of them :lol:
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matt3o
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20 Jan 2019, 18:37

not even one whitefox. I declare this meeting a failure. :P
Spoiler:
just kidding, nice report!

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Muirium
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20 Jan 2019, 18:38

Some nice stuff on show there. Naturally, the non-MX ones are what catch my eye. HHKB, check. Monterey K-110, check. SSK, check. You guys did fall a little short in the Model F and beamspring department, mind!

Wait, the only Model M was a fullsize? I declare this meet-up compromised!

Seriously, though, I like the overall emphasis on compact and ergo layouts. Just needs more vintage. If I’m ever up Helsinki way, guess I’ve got to pack some unobtainium…

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pansku
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20 Jan 2019, 18:44

Muirium wrote:
20 Jan 2019, 18:38
Some nice stuff on show there. Naturally, the non-MX ones are what catch my eye. HHKB, check. Monterey K-110, check. SSK, check. You guys did fall a little short in the Model F and beamspring department, mind!

Wait, the only Model M was a fullsize? I declare this meet-up compromised!

Seriously, though, I like the overall emphasis on compact and ergo layouts. Just needs more vintage.
I wanted to bring my interesting IBM's (5251, F XT, 3479JA1 and the Pingmaster) but there were only so many boards I could fit in my backpack in the metro. There wasn't any free parking space for at least 3h nearby enough that I could've come with my car and carry them with my broken arm :(

E:
The server update on the other hand seems amazing! All these pictures load up blazing fast when I try and open the page on my phone on cellular :shock:

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matt3o
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20 Jan 2019, 23:54

pansku wrote:
20 Jan 2019, 18:44
The server update on the other hand seems amazing! All these pictures load up blazing fast when I try and open the page on my phone on cellular :shock:
that's what happens when you give control to robots.

(thanks, feels good to see all the efforts paying off)

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hansichen

21 Jan 2019, 00:04

Thanks for sharing the pictures, it's always nice to see some vintage stuff at the meetups. Sadly due to size and weight it's always a struggle to bring them to the meetup location. I personally could only bring my SSK (and a small Rohde board) to mechanicon in Frankfurt cause everything else was too large for my suitcase. Damn you vintage keyboards for being so large :lol:
Many people will never see or feel these unicorns so it's nice to have the variety of boards at a meetup. Seeing these pictures makes me yearn after the next meetup in Germany :D

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Muirium
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21 Jan 2019, 01:01

The key would be to host it in a place with good parking. I did bring my beamspring to a Hataa meet at GitHub once, what feels like half a lifetime ago. Not that San Francisco has good parking, but I wasn’t driving!

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livingspeedbump
Not what they seem

24 Jan 2019, 00:12

Muirium wrote:
21 Jan 2019, 01:01
The key would be to host it in a place with good parking. I did bring my beamspring to a Hataa meet at GitHub once, what feels like half a lifetime ago. Not that San Francisco has good parking, but I wasn’t driving!
Damn, should have gone to that one!

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