Matt Richardson

The geek dinner...

June 13, 2005 | 1 Minute Read

Went along to the geek dinner the other night, a little worried at how bad it was going to be (who wouldn't be scared at the thought of going to a place where 200 people are voluntarily going to something called a “geek dinner”...)

But, once I got there, it wasn't too bad at all. There were a few scary people there, pocket protectors and all, but all in all, it was remarkably tame. It ended up being more like a random occasion to meet up with random people and talk about random stuff, while eating good food and drinking.

So, managed to meet a few random people - made a few contacts - and ended up pretty much convincing this american college student to start his own business... Didn't get a chance to talk to Scoble (his <Ahref="">post), but had a few brief words with Hugh (who's going to send me a nice bottle of wine <IMG alt=":)" class="emoticon" src="/images/emotions/emotion-1.gif" border=0>). Also managed to talk to the guy behind some fancy stuff at the BBC - aka backstage, and some guys that invited us along to a jazz festival coming up soon. All in all, not too bad.

Here's some random guys post about the night (including a nice précis about how Scoble expects to get sued), and here's a whole bunch of photos that random people took (and had uploaded within about 2 minutes of the night being over). Also a photo of Andrew and me looking suave.

Forgot to grab myself one of the many Channel 9 toys though... <IMG alt=:( class="emoticon" src="/images/emotions/emotion-6.gif" border=0>

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