General Meeting:

Rob Pegoraro, The Washington Post technology columnist

February 26, 2011, 9:30 a.m., George Mason University

Washington Apple Pi is pleased to welcome back The Washington Post's Technology Columnist, Rob Pegoraro. Rob spoke with us about a year ago, when "the Apple tablet" was just a rumor and the iPhone 3 was A Big Thing. This year, the iPhone 4 is a Big Thing, and the iPad is a massive tidal wave that is transforming the entire computing and telecommunications industry. Rob should have hours of things to talk about, but we've promised not to hold him captive for more than an hour or two...

Possible discussion points:

Bring your interest and questions.  This should be a great meeting to break up your winter doldrums. 

Of course, there will be the other usual fare at the meeting. Questions and Answers will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by Club News. After the coffee break, around 10:45 a.m., the main speaker will take the floor. Following the main presentation, we will break for lunch (pizza or subs) and the Mobile Lifestyle SIG will have its inaugural meeting starting at 12:45 p.m.

Join us. Laptops and iPads welcome.s 

George Mason University Essential Information

The meeting will be held in Enterprise Hall, Room 178.

Address: 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, VA (near Rte 123 and Braddock Road)
Directions and Map: http://www.gmu.edu/welcome/Directions-to-GMU.html

Here is a campus map with annotations (PDF, 2.8 MB). Interactive map of campus: http://eagle.gmu.edu/map/fairfax.php

Important Parking Information: Two Options, Paid and Free

The Sandy Creek Parking Garage is fee-based facility. It is more convenient and closer to the meeting location. The Pi will subsidize the facility's parking fee by providing vouchers for donation request of $3.00.

If using the parking garage, park in Visitor's area; i.e., the lowest level. Take the elevator to the third floor (Campus Level), and exit along the sky bridge.

After the meeting, exit the garage using the exits marked for Validated Tickets. Your parking ticket goes in first. Then the validation ticket goes in next. If you have any problems, there is a speaker box for calling the parking lot attendant at the checkout point.

Free parking in Lot A (see map below)

Park as close to Mattaponi River Lane as possible, then walk north along that road toward the main campus buildings. The sidewalk route takes you directly to the side of Enterprise Hall, on your left. The meeting room is located on the second floor, accessible via outside stairs or via an elevator on your right as soon as you enter the building through the doors behind the outside stairs. We will endeavor to have signs posted to help guide you to the right location. It is at least a five-minute walk from Lot A and up a slight incline. We will be using a golf cart along the route, to offer rides to those who want or need a lift.

Handicapped Parking: There are three handicap parking spaces next to Enterprise Hall that can be used by members, on a first come first served basis. Have your Handicap Sticker showing on the dashboard or on the rear-view mirror.

George Mason Map