NYC MECH KEYS MEETUP - EVENT RECAP
NEW YORK, NEW YORKThe New York City Mechanical Keys Meetup is now in the rearview, but still very much on our radar. Though we weren't able to go to this event, we're very much looking forward to the next one and the next one after that, and you should too.
I'm not afraid to admit that I hadn't realized how big the MK community was before I started working at Massdrop, and it's obviously only getting bigger. These meetups are happening all over the place and their attendance only seems to grow over time. I can only hope we can help out in shining a light on events like this so more people can get in on the action.
▶ FUN EVENT FACTS
· Location: Lower Manhattan, 440 Studios
· Attendees: 120
· Keyboards: ~100
· NYC Keys: 80 New York Keycaps specific to this event were given out to attendees, and I'm crushed there weren't enough for everyone because I WANT ONE SO BAD, but hey.. it's a good problem to have when you get more people checking out your meetup than you thought were going to turn up:
▶ KEEBS & CAPS
I couldn't feasibly picture every keyboard, and especially every artisan cap, BUT here are some that stuck out to me. Make sure to check out the galleries below and see everything that was showcased.
▶ PHOTO GALLERIES
Loads of pictures have rolled in from this event so if you missed it, live through the experience in the galleries below. Though I'm still grumbling I didn't make it out, I feel satisfied looking at these pics and I'm getting pumped for the next time this meetup happens.
· #1 https://www.flickr.com/photos/153477453@N07/sets/72157687253349105/
· #2 http://imgur.com/a/LHlIJ
· #3 https://www.flickr.com/photos/carvac/sets/72157683811565062
· #4 https://www.flickr.com/photos/150800553@N04/sets/72157683844718142
Despite we weren't in attendance we were still able to show our support and send some goodies to be given away at the meetup. We shipped a small crate of stuff along to the organizers who allowed us to help sponsor this event with not much notice.
Here are some of the lucky winners (not all of our stuff pictured here), and look at how happy that guy is with a pair of our AKG K7XX Headphones. Here's some other stuff we gave away:
· Massdrop x AKG K7XX Audiophile Headphones
· Tai Hao Cubic Key Profile Caps (Blue)
· Tai Hao Cubic Key Profile Caps (Pink)
· 3 Mini-USB to USB decorative keyboard cables
· 1 artisanal Mummy Keycap
· /u/altmantv (a.k.a. widdlekitty)
· Flashquark (/u/Touareg3)
· KeyForge (/u/kcamrn)
· Mechanical Keyboards.com
· mehkee (/u/mobilfunk)
· NYCaps (/u/shadowdude777)
· Profet Keyboards (/u/profet23)
· RAMA (bae) (/u/kingrama)
· The TornadoFX Application Framework for Kotlin
· WASD Keyboards
· /u/wokechill for dyesubbing
▶ ORGANIZER SHOUT-OUT
Behind every great event are great event organizers so I want to take this blurb to recognize those who set this up. It's not always easy and it's much appreciated to give people in the community a time and place to spread the MK love.
▶ FOLLOW THESE CHANNELS TO STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE NYC MECH KEY MEETUPS:
· Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nyckeebs
· Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/ApvmNy7
▶ FOLLOW OUR OFFICIAL MASSDROP CHANNELS TO STAY TUNED FOR EVERYTHING ELSE:
· Facebook: https://facebook.com/massdrop
· Twitter: https://twitter.com/massdrop
· Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/massdrop
Is there a Mech Key Meetup in YOUR area that we should know about? Tell us about it in the discussion.