A group of about 20 bloggers, techs, and generally smart and nice people gathered in Probys Bistro last night before the Web 2.0 Conference today.
Pictured, in no particular order, and only if I figured out, or know your blog:
- Joe Drumgoole who posted some dinner photos and notes from the conference.
- Rob Burke who gave a fantastic demo of Microsoft’s new AJAX development tool.
- Tom Raftery who helped organise the event.
- Salim Ismail who gave a brilliant talk at the conference today.
- Britt Blaser who was in Ireland with his wife at this time.
- Shel Israel is in Ireland too and also gave a rousing and enthusiastic talk at the conference. I was lucky enough to talk to him last night and he impressed me with his passion for blogging and open source software and WordPress!
Not pictured are Fergus Burns or Walter Higgins who were sitting on either side of me at dinner. They gave great talks too, Fergus concentrated on the Irish perspective of starting a company while Walter gave a more technical talk on the technology behind AJAX and Rich Internet Apps.
Bref, Conor and Sabrina – where are your blogs?
Thanks again to Damien Mulley for organising the dinner. It was a great opportunity to meet some of the participants and characters at conference in an informal setting.
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5 replies on “Web 2.0 pre-conference dinner”
[…] Cork geek dinner I had a great time at last night’s geek dinner here in Cork. Compliments to Damien Mulley for organizing a fun night out on the eve of today’s conference with the controversial name. I met a ton of great people and had some great chats, including one with fellow Canoodian Salim Ismael. (I was contributing to the disproportionately high Canoodian content last night, and I suspect that our secret plans for world domination are somewhat too transparent recently). The cameras were flashing fast and furious, but ludicrously, I left mine behind. I’ll update this & link to the blogs of the triggerhappy photographers as soon as their piccies are online. [Update: Here are some photos!] I should be prepping for my talk now, but before I do… I had my first taste of Stormhoek wine last night, and it’s tasty stuff. The bottle’s label is priceless, from its “Ultimate Freshness” indicator to their request for feedback by text message! Talk about a savvy way to trigger dinner conversation (and feedback!). Even more priceless was Hugh’s accompanying brochure, “Wine Blogging as Marketing Disruption,” which explained how Stormhoek and wine is taking “Web 2.0” and blog marketing out of the too-comfortable techie sphere. And I’m putting up my Limited Edition Hugh (pictured here) when I get home, too 🙂 Gotta go… but thanks again to Hugh, Damien, Tom and everyone who made last night happen! Filed Under: General, Ireland, Events […]
These are great! Thank you!
(I’m the blurry occluded thing in photo #1) 🙂
Looks and sounds like it was a great conference!
it was great to meet up – great night/day. Pics look great.
Great talking to you at the meal. Those photos of yours turned out as well as I expected! Blogs over at conoroneill.com and argolon.com (I have a few words about you over at Argolon).
See you soon,