Jump to content

99/4ATX 2021, Austin TX interest?

Poll for 2021 99/4ATX fest in Austin, TX, USA  

11 members have voted

  1. 1. Would you attend an indoors, or outdoors, 99/4ATX in August 2021, Austin TX?

    • Indoors at ASMBLY, same as in 2019, if it opens for in-person meetups
    • Outdoors on the covered deck at Articulture Designs
    • No way, August in Austin is too hot
    • I can't attend, but I'm interested (Zoom perhaps)
    • Not interested
  2. 2. Would try to attend these days:

    • Saturday
    • Saturday and Sunday
    • Friday meet-and-greet

Recommended Posts



We had a good weekend TI fest in August 2019. The venue was the air-conditioned classroom at ATX Hackerspace, now known as Asmbly.



I'm gauging interest in two possible venues for 2021.


Option 1.  Use the same venue as 2019, that is, if it is open for group meetings: Asmbly (was ATX Hackerspace).  The classroom was just the right size for 12 people. Asmbly has not yet changed its policy: no in-person meetups for now.


Option 2.  I can ask to schedule the outdoors pavilion at Articulture Designs (family connection). They have outdoor classes, mask required inside. Inside they have restrooms and drinking fountain. Outside we can have food. A rain-check plan might be covering things with canvas and running inside. 


Both venues are 14 minutes from the airport, but Articulture is closer to more stuff.


Here is a photo of the covered deck at 4pm. It is rather nice in the shade. There is a pull-down movie screen, so we could use a projector. There are plenty of electrical power outlets on the deck.




There are also many outdoor tables:




Here is a place to relax: (not shown: a big tree with hammock.)





  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sample agenda:




Meet and greet for early arrivals



8-10  Open. Breakfast tacos.
10-12 Presentations, demos, tutorials
12-2  Open. Lunch, delivered
2-4   Presentations, demos, tutorials
5-7   Go to restaurant for dinner


Possibly open til late night.


10-4 Open. Tutorials.



Lots of conversation
Hardware displays


  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

The option I'd choose is maybe (if that option was available), as it really depends on what the wife decides we're doing this summer. . .

  • Haha 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just getting back into the TI-99/4A after a few years of neglecting it.  I may not have much to add, but I'm down for some beers and friendly chatter.  I would certainly suggest having it indoors.  August heat in Texas is no joke!

  • Like 3

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I would like to go, but that is close to a 1100 mile drive for me.  Chicago is just two months out from that timeframe, and about 1/3rd the distance.

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I would enjoy attending this year. Any words on nearby hotels? Willing to drive others in my rental car. Would be nice to have the out of town folks stay at the same hotel if able.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

What days it does not say in any post?


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...