An idea that mushroomed out of the Baltimore Tech Facebook group back in November, led by local tech guru Mike Subelsky, is coming to fruition this month. That's right: Geeks On A Train.
The idea of better connecting the Northeast tech/geek/entrepreneur/investor community with a day-long train ride is heppening May 24, starting in Washington DC. The event is being spearheaded now by the Greater Baltimore Tech Council, which has details on how to participate on its site. Subelsky will be riding on the train, he tells me, but the GBTC has taken the initiative and pulled it all together.
It's gotten some coverage by Xconomy in Boston. So the Bostonites are now expecting us -- remember, it's about 10 degrees chillier up there, folks. Dress appropriately. And try not to pick a fight with Red Sox fans.
From the GBTC Website:
Geeks on a Train is a step toward creating a Northeast tech corridor between DC and Boston. On Thursday, May 24th, there will be a rolling tweetup (#geektrain) on Amtrakbetween those two cities. We invite investors, community organizers, entrepreneurs, bloggers, developers, and others from tech communities along the way to ride the train with us.
Here’s our proposed itinerary:
BAL -> NYC
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. – Meetup at Baltimore Penn Station
Amtrak 172 Northeast Regional
Washington: 7:25 a.m.
Baltimore: 8:08 a.m.
Wilmington: 8:54 a.m.
Philly: 9:18 a.m.
Arrives: New York Penn Station at 10:44 a.m.
11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Meetup in New York City, Location TBA
NYC -> BOS
Amtrak 174 Northeast Regional
New York: 2:00 p.m.
Stamford: 2:48 p.m.
New Haven: 3:40 p.m.
Providence: 5:30 p.m.
Arrives Boston South Station at 6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Meetup in Boston, Location TBA