Geekdinner

Last night I went to the well attended Geekdinner, organised by Johann “Joe” Botha. I didn’t expect much from the geekdinner, the general perception was that there was going to be mostly ‘glamblogger/glamgeeks’ (we should get a proper name for those), who are basically people who dont do much more than blog about blogging and other bloggers (“Web 2.0” might also just as well be their second name). Having said that, the dinner was great, there wasn’t really any sign of these glambloggers, instead, there were a good bunch of technical and skilled people present, and the venue worked very well.

nametag

We had to come up with creative nametags (although, I’ve only seen the Jonathans make an attempt), and I made a little nametag themed like my blog, with a small tag cloud so that people knew what to talk to me about. The idea was that someone could press the RSS button and I’d give them a business card. To bad I didn’t have any cards with me :)

There were a bunch of mini-talks, ranging from WAPA, OpenID, Erlang, the Ubuntu-ZA loco team and more.

Morgan presented the Ubuntu mini-talk, and handed out Edgy Ubuntu/Edubuntu/Kubuntu CD’s. If you were unsure about going to Geekdinner this time, I’d recommend that you come along next time, it’s definitely not a bunch of glamgeeks trying to network, but a range of hackers, geeks and nerds talking about all kinds of cool stuff. See you there next time!

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7 Responses

  1. Joe says:

    Groovy Geeks (-:

  2. jonathan says:

    Ah yes, THAT’s what they are called! :)

  3. jerith says:

    I wasn’t really expecting the glambloggers at this one — the GeekDinner was a conscious effort to be more techie-friendly than the recent spate of similar events.

  4. For a non-groovy geek, you sure had a Web 2.0 name tag…

  5. jonathan says:

    Neil, very funny ;)

    The invitation /did/ say we have to be creative with out name tags. AND, you said you thought it was a good idea!

    Who knows, perhaps there is even a little groovy geek inside of my. (but just a little, and it’s just a maybe)

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