Monday, December 13, 2010

The most wonderful time of the year


No, not that “most wonderful” time of the year.  Shmoobus season is approaching.

This will be the fifth SecTwits road trip, and the third annual Shmoobus trip- a pilgrimage from the Boston area to Shmoocon in Washington, DC.

What is a Shmoobus?  It is a hacker road trip, a way to get to DC and see the wonders of the New Jersey Turnpike and much more.  I generally rent a 28-30’ RV, folks sit around the table, or on the couch.  It is a mini-con on the way to/from the con.  The route is from the Boston area (a couple of pickup spots) to Shmoocon.  There is a possibility of stops along the way, but I don’t think I want to battle NYC traffic in the RV again.

The nice folks who keep me around for entertainment, Astaro, will once again be sponsoring the Shmoobus.

The last Shmoobus was pretty close to capacity, so we need to start planning now.  We have a few options, such as chartering a bus instead of renting an RV, but that would mean no table for conversations, card games and workspace.  Also, no generator to power all those laptops and other toys.  On the other hand, We could step up to two RVs, but that means we need to find another driver willing to handle the task.  But then we could caravan.  Twice the fun?

Interested in joining us?  Drop me a line at work, jdaniel [at]