Inside the Bay Area Keyboard Meetup
On February 27, we had the pleasure of hosting the 16th installment of Haata’s Kiibohd Meetup at Massdrop’s San Francisco HQ. We really put the fire code to the test: More than 100 enthusiasts showed up, filling the office with amazing keyboard setups and friendly chatter. Along with a free-for-all show-and-tell, the afternoon included sneak peeks at Matt3o’s WhiteFox and the Input Club K Type. We even set up a live-action switch tester in the form of Typing of the Dead. After all, why click one switch a few times when you can fight off zombies with the power of typing speed?
Lots of fun discussions were had, but the real bond is between you and your board—so we set up a photobooth where folks could strike silly poses and commemorate this special relationship. We wanted to keep the party going, so we broke rule #1 and made food available. Of course, when you’re having a get-together that large, there’s only one way to feed everyone: Costco! We wheeled 30 pizzas out of there and, amid more than a few comments from curious onlookers, proceeded to play a game of human Tetris to fit everybody (and every box) into the building’s elevator.
Saving the best for last, we ended the day with a giveaway. Community members and vendors graciously donated some cool items to raffle off to a lucky few, including Royal Glam wooden wrist rests, a Clueboard switch tester, DSA Elven keycaps from Signature Plastics, a few sets of keycaps from TaiHao, and a Datamancer 60% oak case. With so many passionate people in one place, we all had a blast and learned a thing or two along the way. See you next time!
A Closer Look
Here's a sample of all the beautiful faces and boards that hopped into the photobooth.
Thanks to everyone who joined us! See all the great shots from the photobooth here, and share your own photos from the event in the Discussion.
Missed this one? Read more about the meetup on r/MechanicalKeyboards, Geekhack, and Deskthority, and stay tuned for more keyboard meetups at the Massdrop HQ and elsewhere.
Until next time! Keep on clacking my friends.