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The Argon Express!

Posted by Wed, 08 Feb 2006 01:34:00 GMT

4 comments Latest by online roulette Wed, 30 Aug 2006 20:24:27 GMT

WOW! The Rails community is awesome. Last week, I finally got a chance to get a web site up for The Argon Express and the response has been phenomenal. We have people from Canada, California, North Dakota, Washington, and Idaho… all interested in joining us in Portland, Oregon… or hoping the train somewhere in between here and Chicago.

There are currently about 25 people involved in the project!

A few logistical problems have come up… that we’re working on.

  • Seems Amtrak doesn’t have as many outlets as we’d like… so we might have to get Rooms so we can have charging stations for our laptop batteries! heh
  • How many geeks can fit on a train… and will they kick us off?
  • Does Wifi work through train cars very well? (likely going to setup our own private wifi lan)
  • Who is bringing the shuttle server for hosting a SVN repository and webserver for playing with?
  • Will RailsConf give us a special discount as a group. ANSWER: YES We got a discount! ;-)
  • Will we trip the circuits on Amtrak if we run power stips and extension cords? heh
  • Can we find sponsors to help cover the costs for these recharging station rooms? (gets expensive for private rooms)

... if you’re interested in giving us some good ideas… and even if you can’t join us on the trip…but want to help promote it and plan it, please contact me via the email link on to join the basecamp project. :-)

  • The PA team is signed up for RailsConf!


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    Phil Wed, 08 Feb 2006 07:26:43 GMT

    SVN on a train? Come on—bite the bullet and learn SVK or darcs! And coordinate over avahi/bonjour.

    /me wishes he were coming….

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    Jakob S Wed, 08 Feb 2006 07:59:05 GMT

    I would so have liked to be #26, but eh, you it’s just not feasible for me to go. This is a great idea.

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    Scott Thu, 09 Feb 2006 04:17:59 GMT

    Beautifully ludicrous. You’re doing Stumptown proud.

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