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October 2017 General Meeting

Pi Photo Contest 2017 Results

October 28, 2017, 9:30 a.m., George Mason University

Pi photo contest results (PDF, 15 MB)

Washington Apple Pi held its 2017 Photo Contest from January through September, and with the arrival of autumn, we have the results.

Fresh from his reverse migration path north for the winter, Pi President Emeritus Ken Goldman has been promoted Photo Contest Judge, and will speak to us remotely via the wonders of streaming video. While it is too late to submit photos for this year's contest, you can review the rules and categories, and be prepared to file motions of support and appeal. Note: Judge Goldman's decisions are final.

We will also be welcoming our first Washington Apple Pi Scholarship recipient, Stephen Collins. He will introduce himself and tell us what it is like to be an undergrad teaching assistant, what his plans are after graduation, his technical interests and preferences, likes and dislikes, and has he read Vernor Vinge's "True Names."

We will also have our famed Question and Answer session, possibly with famed Questions, and semi-famed Answers.

We may try and stream the meeting over the Pi's YouTube channel; check here for details, or try this link (but only during the meeting): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeX9TuhjBL7n1HGlHOaNCmQ

The General Meeting will be one building over from our usual location. Instead of Enterprise Hall, it will be in Exploratory Hall, Room L003, on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax VA, #17 on the map below.

George Mason University map

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

George Mason University Essential Information

The meeting will be held in Exploratory Hall, Room L003.

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

Interactive map of campus: 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.