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Geeks on a Train to stop in Philadelphia on May 24 en route to Boston

If Samuel Morse could see Geeks on a Train, a roving attempt to connect technologists in cities across the Northeast corridor, from D.C. to Boston, he’d likely be impressed at how far our communication tools have come. Geeks on a Train celebrates the communication icon’s first telegraph message sent between D.C. and Baltimore, on May […]

Geeks on a Train from a different era and of a different stripe. Photo courtesy of the Greater Baltimore Tech Council.

If Samuel Morse could see Geeks on a Train, a roving attempt to connect technologists in cities across the Northeast corridor, from D.C. to Boston, he’d likely be impressed at how far our communication tools have come.

Geeks on a Train celebrates the communication icon’s first telegraph message sent between D.C. and Baltimore, on May 24, 1844, by collecting technologists across the northeast on a single Amtrak train en route to Boston to participate in a roving “tweetup.”

This May 24, 2012 the Amtrak 172 Northeast Regional will pick up participants in DC and Baltimore then head for 30th Street Station, arriving at 9:18 am. To register for Geeks on a Train click here.

Local Philly technologists can hop on the train and join counterparts from D.C., Baltimore and New York, as well as smaller cities along the way. The crew will stop off in New York for lunch then conclude the day-long sojourn at the Venture Cafe in the Cambridge Innovation Center to meetup with Boston techies for networking and dinner.

The goal is to connect the Northeast Corridor through innovation, in addition to a railroad. The event is being organized by Jason Hardebeck, executive director of the Greater Baltimore Technology Council.

Anyone in the Philly tech community — investors, community organizers, entrepreneurs, bloggers, developers, designers, and others — is invited to join the geek train.

Philly tech leaders who may be on board include:

To register for Geeks on a Train click here.

To purchase Amtrak train tickets click here, since registration is for head count purposes only.

Companies: Greater Baltimore Technology Council

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