April 25, 2007

san francisco and seattle


I'm flying out to San Francisco next week on Tuesday, the 1st of May. Staying there one night, then I'm off to Seattle to hang with the groovy cats at Microsoft for the remainder of the week. Flying back home to London on the 6th.

I've never been to San Francisco before, believe it or not. Or Seattle.

When I'm there I'm hoping to spend some time with Robert Scoble and some folk at Podtech, his employer. If Robert can help me get it organized I'd love to do a geek dinner that night, though I don't know how feasible that is. What sayest Maryam?

[UPDATE:] If you plan on coming, add your name to the wiki here.

Posted by hugh macleod at April 25, 2007 2:33 PM | TrackBack

I'm game. I wonder where would be best?

One place that's easy to get lots of people into is the Metreon in San Francisco.

Posted by: Robert Scoble at April 25, 2007 9:51 PM

I'll leave it in your capable hands, Robert. Oh, and I added a wiki page.

Posted by: hugh macleod at April 25, 2007 10:07 PM


If you're interested in attending a similar geek dinner event in Seattle while you're here, I'd be happy to throw something together.

Let me know.
Eric Mattson
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Posted by: Eric Mattson at April 25, 2007 10:35 PM

Thirstybear is a central location with good food and drink, depending on how many you end up with their upstairs is a great space.

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2007 10:44 PM

Eric, that's very kind of you, Thanks. Let me have a day or two to think about it. I'm still working on my Microsoft itinerary...

Thanks for the recommendation, Thomas. I'm just following Maryam's instructions ;-)

Posted by: hugh macleod at April 25, 2007 10:58 PM

I would be interested in a Seattle event if there is time....

Posted by: Josh Maher at April 26, 2007 12:00 AM

so, does one need to meet any particular qualifications to join in on a geek dinner?

Posted by: Nancy at April 26, 2007 3:06 AM

No particular qualifications necessary as far as I know, Nancy. Look forward to seeing you there!

Posted by: hugh macleod at April 26, 2007 3:43 AM

Understand Hugh, always go with the best. ;-)

Posted by: Thomas at April 26, 2007 7:04 AM

I used to live in the SF and the Bay area for a few years until recently and I am sure that you will love it. And the MS campus is amazing
Enjoy your trip.

Posted by: tk at April 26, 2007 7:10 AM

Okay an MS issue to ponder here Hugh, on their blogs they should be open to Typepad or have a method for nonregistered user (with anti-spam measures of course) system enabled. Why? I went to Miriam's blog to leave my earlier suggestion on restaurant and was required to sign up to leave a comment. If MS wants to open to a wider audience, making comments easier might be a place to start.

To make it clear I hold no ill will to Miriam or MS about it, but I don't want to be forced into signing up an MS acct to make a comment. I understand because of spam I might have an extra hoop to jump through to get there, because I don't use their lockin, but that is reasonable. Heck I have friends who have my blog on their Livejournal feed but they approve my comments to the posts, because again I don't have account.

Options are a wonderful thing. Food for thought.

Posted by: Thomas at April 26, 2007 7:17 AM

Hugh, if you need anything in the Seattle area, give a shout out. How about a Saturday morning (late) Blogger Brunch?

Posted by: Nancy White at April 26, 2007 2:39 PM

Hugh, when we'll have a geek dinner here, in Brazil???



Posted by: Nelson Biagio Junior at April 26, 2007 2:51 PM

I'm up for something in Seattle too.

Posted by: Steve Lacey at April 26, 2007 11:58 PM

One more vote for Seattle!

Posted by: ankur at April 27, 2007 10:56 AM

Poor Los Angeles... left out again, left in the dust (the geek dust).
Maybe next time.

Posted by: Michelle at April 28, 2007 2:54 AM

macleod.....I'll be there...it's down the street from my place. looking forward to seeing you,


Posted by: Jeremiah Ganz at April 29, 2007 5:44 PM

Too bad, can't make it as I'm in LA most of this week.

Posted by: Gabe at April 29, 2007 7:08 PM

Reconsidered my earlier MS comment, I just realized blogware the same system I currently use isn't any better, their is no hold option for unregistered users to get a comment in. Which I would like to see from them as well.

I guess the real issue is a way not to require logins for all blog software that blocks the spammers is everyone's problem. Or a potential opprtunity for someone.

Posted by: Thomas at April 30, 2007 5:42 PM

C'mon Seattle! Let's round 'em up. Hugh: bonus-- beer that tastes like it does over on the old sod!

Posted by: Drake at April 30, 2007 11:00 PM


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