Wednesday, 22 July 2009

GeekFest


Those nice people at Uber-funky Dubai hangout The Shelter are hosting GeekFest on Wednesday the 29th July. It should be interesting - billed as an offline social for online socialisers, the get together is resolutely un-organised, has absolutely no objectives whatsoever and features no sponsors, PowerPoint presentations, speeches or other form of corporatised torture.

The gathering will start at 5pm, although if anyone's early it will start earlier. If everyone's late, it'll start later. If nobody turns up, it won't start at all. But then it won't end, either.

The Shelter has a nice More cafe for refreshments and funky music.

The event was born out of a meeting that took place some time ago between The Shelter's Saadia Zahid, Simone 'DiscoBallBreaker' Sebastian and yours truly. We've taken ages to get around to not organising it.

If you don't know how to get to The Shelter, this Google Map Link should help.

You can follow @geekfestdubai on Twitter if you like. If this one is fun, we'll do more of them.

9 comments:

samuraisam said...

hmm... sound interesting... but no shisha ):

the real nick said...

Alex, thanks for this - I hadn't heard about shelter before but it sounds like an interesting venue /project. However, Dhs 300 for a one month membership just to "access" the brasserie is a bit steep, no?

alexander... said...

Hey, Nick. No fees or charges for GeekFest, I think Shelter has membership scheme otherwise...

alexander... said...

Oh... you have to buy your own refreshments, of course, from More...

Mita said...

Probably see you there but the date for the Geekfest on the website under "Events" says July 16!

simone said...

was wondering when we'd get around to doing this.

yey x

Media Junkie said...

i'd definitely attend the next one - i'm out of the country for this one :(

but, i shall be there in spirit. :)

Jen Gerson said...

Why do you hold these things the day before my holiday? Did you not think to consult me?

*pout*

the real nick said...

Thanks Alex, you are right, I checked, membership fee is for the hotdesking.
Not here for this one, maybe next.

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