I wanted to slap up a quick post here to mention the fact that since Quelab opened, its been the host of our local 2600 meetings.
2600 magazine started in 1984 as a small mimeographed zine, and has continued to be a publication where a lot of people have cut their teeth on technology/security/hacking/tinkering. It has a pretty low bar in terms of how to get published so sometimes the articles are a little basic, but all in all its a fun little magazine.
Around 1996 I started getting interested in hosting meetings here in Albuquerque, To help get the local geeks together, sharing resources, talking technology. Mostly just build a little community. The idea came to me while i was recovering from surgery, I was unsure if anyone aside from my friends would even show up. It took over a year to get listed in the back of 2600, but eventually we did. And we have been having meetings ever since.
Started off at Winrock Mall, eventually moved to UNM’s Student Union building, Then due to limited access hours, we tried out a less public venue, A local private club. (which was too smoky for some members), and finally now its at Quelab, Where attendees can checkout our fine workspace, and perhaps become future members!
So If you are interested in Phones, Computers, Gadgets, Software, Programming, Security, or just general geek culture, feel free to drop in, at Quelab 1112 2nd st NW 6:00pm-10pm first Friday of the month.