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July 2013 General Meeting

Rob Pegoraro looks at Apple, technology, and other cool things

July 27, 2013, 9:30 a.m., George Mason University

Rob Pegoraro at Washington Apple Pi

Rob Pegoraro, wearing the traditional costume of the free-lance technology journalist in the (just shy of) 90º F heat. Click on photo for larger view. (iPhone 5 photo by Lawrence I. Charters)

Rob Pegoraro's panorama photo of Washington Apple Pi

Washington Apple Pi guest Rob Pegoraro used a Nokia Lumina 1020, which he describes as "a camera with a phone attached to it," to take a panoramic photo of the lecture hall at George Mason University. The 41 megapixel camera and Windows operating system ensures it doesn't look like anything else. Click on the photo for a full size (8164 x 1664 pixel) image. (Nokia Lumina 1020 photo by Rob Pegoraro, via Flickr)

Lawrence I. Charters panorama photo of Washington Apple Pi and Rob Pegoraro

Panoramic photo of Washington Apple Pi members and guest Rob Pegoraro (on right), taken with iPhone 5. Clock on the photo for a full size (8560 x 2332) image. (iPhone 5 photo by Lawrence I. Charters)

Original posting follows:

Rob Pegoraro

Rob Pegoraro, acclaimed technical columnist and reviewer of "things that beep and blink," will be our featured speaker. Rob is a nationally known tech commentator, formerly with The Washington Post, where he labored for more than a decade. You can get a taste of his understated wit at robpegoraro.com, but the real thing is much more fun; stop in for a morning of keen insights and a peek into Rob's crystal ball.

Once again, we will attempt to stream it over the Internet: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wap-general-meeting.

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 $4.00.

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