I have to say I’m stunned that only 30-some people have RSVP’ed for Lunch 2.0 on Wednesday with the Office of Cable Communications & Franchise Management.
It must be the beautiful weather that’s distracting you or work or something else. No worries. That’s why a friendly reminder always precedes these events.
Consider yourself reminded.
This Lunch 2.0 is kind of a big deal because it’s about ping and pipe, a.k.a. the City’s Broadband Strategic Plan, which has been out in draft for a month and is waiting for your comments.
Why you? Presumably you live in Portland and have the internets. You probably have a viewpoint about whether internets should be provided by the City of Portland, how much it should cost, how fast it should be, what providers the City should contract, etc.
Well, you need to show up Wednesday and let Deputy Director Mary Beth Henry (@pdxcycle) and her colleagues know your well-formed opinions on the subject because otherwise, you may find yourself shaking your fist at the slow City internets in a couple years.
Oh, and there will be free eats and the usual elbow-rubbing networking too. So, if you like those things, you’ll be in luck.
So, don’t wait, head over and RSVP now.
Upcoming Portland Lunch 2.0s
- June 29, hosted by Office of Cable Communications & Franchise Management, Broadband Strategic Planning
Don’t worry, I have a couple in line for July. Watch this space for details.
If you’re interested or know someone who might be interested in hosting a Lunch 2.0, drop a comment, hit me up on Twitter (@jkuramot), etc.
Want to know what’s involved? Check out the how-to primer.
Big thanks to all the hosts who have hosted or plan to host Lunch 2.0. As with the majority of the tech events in Portland, sponsors make them happen. So, we humbly thank you.