NYC2600 Meeting – February 2023

  • Who: Us, and hopefully you.
  • What: The NYC2600 Meeting, Movable Type Edition.
  • When: Friday, February 3, beginning at 5:00 PM EST.
  • Where: Manhattan’s Citigroup Center.
  • Why: To meet up, eat food, do things, and do our best to keep warm in the springy cold snap.
Please note: an extreme drop in temperature is currently predicted for Friday evening. Use weather reports and your judgement when deciding whether to hang out. If the venue closes early due to weather, consider the meeting also concluded.

Please also note: the planned memorial gathering for Jim Vichench has been postponed. It will now take place after next month’s meeting.

Here’s how it works:

Show up to the food court at Citigroup Center, 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue! Look for a cluster of tables occupied by friendly hackers who are excited to meet you.

Masking is not currently required at the space, but you are welcome to remain masked and/or take other health precautions as you see fit.

See you there!

Remembering Jim – update

Although a memorial dinner was planned for this week, please note that due to a combination of factors the memorial gathering for Jim Vichench which was previously scheduled to take place after the February NYC2600 meeting is being postponed a month. With Jim’s widow Pam finding herself unable to attend and extreme weather conditions being predicted, it would not make sense to hold the event this week.

The memorial will now take place after the March 2023 meeting. Plan accordingly.

Find more info on the February NYC2600 Meeting here. Watch this site and our social media for info on the March meeting when it approaches.

Remembering Jim

NYC2600’s own Pam, widow of Jim Vichench, has set up a memorial get-together to take place immediately following the next NYC2600 meeting on Friday, February 3.

Everyone is welcome to join “Remembering Jim” dinner at Gemini Diner, 35th St & 2nd Ave, AFTER the February 3 @NYC2600 meeting. It’s “going dutch,” as I only inherited clothes & books. Bring funny Jim stories!

You can find further info and contact details here on Pam’s Twitter, or just come along when a bunch of us leave together.

NYC2600 Meeting – January 2023

Join us for the first NYC2600 meeting of the year!

Here’s how it works:

Show up to the food court at Citigroup Center, 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue! Look for a cluster of tables occupied by friendly hackers who are excited to meet you.

Masking is not currently required at the space, but you are welcome to remain masked and/or take other health precautions as you see fit.

See you there!

Find us on Mastodon!

You may know about this site’s Twitter account @NYC2600, but as that birdy site is making it clear that it’s no longer going to be what it once was we’re excited to make folks aware of alternatives.

A zoological illustration of the American Mastodon, painted by Charles R. Knight in 1897.

Many of us have been finding good homes for our social-media selves on Mastodon, a federated and open-source alternative to stuff like Twitter which has grown exponentially over the past months. Thanks to the volunteer efforts of NYC2600 regular Xio, we have two places Mastodon users can find NYC2600 on. Those accounts are:

Xio is writing the posts at both of those, and he plans to find different focuses for each account. Follow both and miss nothing!

You are also invited to check out the hashtag #NYC2600 on Mastodon, and apply it to your own NYC2600-related posts there. We encourage using NYC2600 as a hashtag (or equivalent) on all social media, present and future, to find your fellow NYC2600 folks wherever they may congregate!

For more information on Mastodon and some easy guides to getting started, check out JoinMastodon.org.