Washington Apple Pi

A Community of Apple iPad, iPhone and Mac Users

January 2018 General Meeting

Forty years of Pi

January 27, 2018, 9:30 a.m., George Mason University

The meeting will be at George Mason University, Exploratory Hall, Room 003.

Specific information on the January 2018 meeting can be found here.

In case of inclement weather or other emergencies, the Pi follows the same schedule for closures as the Montgomery County school system or, in the case of General Meetings, George Mason University.

A Washington Apple Pi Message for 2018

Click image to start video clip. 2.8 MB MP4, 960x540, 43 seconds.

Washington Apple Pi begins its 41st year in 2018.

In the beginning, we were fond of math puns. [Obviously] We still are fond of math puns. But expect to see us using iPhones, iPads and Macs for education, email, art, literature, browsing, text, chat, and touch.

We will boldly go where no animated emoji -- monkey, robot, cat, dog, alien, fox, pig, panda, bunny, chicken, or unicorn -- has gone before.

We will start our 40th year of Questions and Answers, but probably have not a single question on loading programs from cassette tape into an Apple II. Though that is not guaranteed.

Once again, we will attempt to stream the meeting over the Internet: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wap-general-meeting.

The General Meeting will be in a substitute location, Exploratory Hall, Room 003, on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax VA. Check back closer to the meeting date for any updates or changes.

George Mason University map

Enterprise Hall, our normal meeting place, is #16. Exploratory Hall is #17 on the map shown above. Click on the map for a much larger version of the George Mason University campus map.

George Mason University Essential Information

Address: 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, VA (near Rte 123 and Braddock Road). Directions and Map: http://www.gmu.edu/welcome/Directions-to-GMU.html

A collection of campus maps (with different building numbering sequences): http://eagle.gmu.edu/map/fairfax.php

Important Parking Information: Two Options, Paid and Free

The Shenandoah Parking Garage (formerly the Sandy Creek Parking Garage because it is located on Sandy Creek) is fee-based facility. It is more convenient and closer to the meeting location. The Pi will subsidize the facility's parking fee by providing vouchers for donation request of $4.00.

If using the parking garage, park in Visitor's area; i.e., the lowest level. Take the elevator to the third floor (Campus Level), and exit along the sky bridge.

After the meeting, exit the garage using the exits marked for Validated Tickets. Your parking ticket goes in first. Then the validation ticket goes in next. If you have any problems, there is a speaker box for calling the parking lot attendant at the checkout point.

Free parking in Lot A

Park as close to Mattaponi River Lane as possible, then walk north along that road toward the main campus buildings. The sidewalk route takes you directly to the side of Enterprise Hall, on your left. The meeting room is located on the second floor, accessible via outside stairs or via an elevator on your right as soon as you enter the building through the doors behind the outside stairs. We will endeavor to have signs posted to help guide you to the right location. It is at least a five-minute walk from Lot A and up a slight incline. We will be using a golf cart along the route, to offer rides to those who want or need a lift.

Handicapped Parking: There are three handicap parking spaces next to Enterprise Hall that can be used by members, on a first come first served basis. Have your Handicap Sticker showing on the dashboard or on the rear-view mirror.