L.A. 2600 is one of the oldest and most active hacker meetings in the U.S.; we've been meeting for almost twenty years on the first Friday of each month in Downtown's Union Station starting at 5pm. We can be found near the payphones just inside the main entrance (Alameda Street side) between Union Bagel and the Traxx Bar.

Around 7pm, we head over to the back room in Philippe's Deli (approximately a block-and-a-half away). We're there until closing time(9-10pm), at which point we move to the Denny's (now Big Bang) on Ramirez and take over their back room, where talks on different subjects are given. We're usually there until at least 1am, so be prepared for a late night if you ride on over there.

The speaker calendar is now available courtesy of Google:

If you're new to the meet, don't panic if it looks like there's nobody else at Union Station. Most of us work outside of the Downtown area, and with Friday traffic, we can't always be there at five, or even by seven. If this is the case, head over to Philippe's and folks will generally be rolling in by eight at the latest. Just sit tight and people will arrive.

2600 meetings are open to anyone with an interest in technology or learning: our attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome. However, we do ask that you let us know if you are affiliated with the media or law enforcement. An equal footing makes for a better relationship than initial misunderstanding.

Don't wait for the next meeting to say hello and get to know everyone -- we have a mailing list, an IRC channel, a Facebook page, a Google+ account, and even a Twitter feed so you can stay in touch. Check out the details on our resources page.

Constructive comments, suggestions, and additions should be sent to questions {at} la2600 {dot} org