I know a lot of people on TL are from Alberta, so here it goes! A pal (26) and I(25) are wanting to go to the Linus Tech Expo in Edmonton, hosted by Linus (huge PC tech YouTube channel). I've been wanting to go for the last two years but it didn't pan out.
So info from Linus himself is here:
Lots of YouTube's like Jayz2Cent and GamersNexus will be there, lots of events, and well, you probably already know about it if you've been thinking to go. It's also ongoing with Dreamhack at the same venue, but that appears to be sold out. Cost for tickets are $50 US on July 28th and July 29th. I think TL is pretty tech focused, so figured there might be some people who want to go.
We're wanting to split the costs, so we'd like to go with 4 people, roughly $50 for gas each, and 2 nights for the hotel, around $80 each. I have two really nice extra tall $100 inflatable beds (best of the best from Canadian Tire), we will supply the car, if there's any other concerns, just bring them on. Meeting some like minded people from the area would be cool too, as it's been tougher since being out of school.
Schedule wise we're looking at leaving Calgary on the 27th at 6am, getting to the hotel at 7pm. Enjoy the evening exploring Vancouver a little bit. The event is from 11-6pm both days, if there's any kind of after party on the first day, probably go do that, and chill with some fellow nerds. If not, some beer and video games at the hotel or something.
The 2nd day, after the event we'd drive back, so back in Calgary at around 6-7am. All in all, it'd be 3 days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) you'd miss, so just one day of work gone for most people. It's still fairly tentative as just in the planning stages, but wanted to see interest. If we find two people then we are good to start booking everything.
Deposit for the gas and hotel would be required, I mean my TL reputation is really all I have to get you to trust me, but hopefully that will be ok (etransfer, or cash in person). If you're interested, just send me a PM, we can exchange phone numbers, meet in person and make sure we won't kill each other during the 24 hours of driving lol, and work out details. As for who were looking for going with, we're not too picky. We're both male engineering graduates both doing entrepreneurship type things now. Ideally, a fairly tech minded person aged 20-35, though if a couple wants to go and doesn't require an insane amount of privacy that's good too If you're not in Calgary, you could drive here in the morning, and if it's just a little bit out of the way, we would happily pick you up. If you're driving from even farther East, you could drive from even farther east, we could make arrangements to meet up in Calgary, and either switch cars in Calgary, or just join you. Anyways, all we know is we really want to make it out to the event and not break the bank!