Hot on the heels of our experimental lunch, erm, happy hour, at the OTBC, we’ll be back to the regular routine at Emma (@emmaemail) on March 9.
Not familiar with Emma? You might be familiar with their office on Burnside, which sports Emma’s purposefully human logo. Explanation:
It’s a nice and handy abbreviation of the phrase email marketing, but more importantly, it brings with it an inherent human quality.
On the heels of a wildly successful event on Wednesday, get ready for a Portland Lunch 2.0 first and second.
First, the second. You may recall the OTBC (@otbc) and Steve Morris (@stevemorris) hosted Lunch 2.0 back in early 2009 to open their offices in the Beaverton Round.
Well, they’ve recently moved again, not very far, and Steve has more he wants to tell you about what the OTBC has been doing, including at least a couple juicy announcements.
Now, for the first.
Because heading out to Beaverton for lunch isn’t spectacularly convenient for people who work in Portland and with a hat tip to those of you who rarely or never make it to Beer and Blog (@beerandblog) on Fridays due to westerly commute, we’re trying something new, a happy hour.
So, if you’re driving near Beaverton on February 23 in the evening, between say 4:30 and 7:30-ish, why not stop by and take the edge off with some networking?
Time flies, and the Urban Airship (@urbanairship) Lunch 2.0 is upon us, pardon the unintentional aircraft pun.
I hope you’ve made plans to attend. It’s this coming Wednesday, the 26th at Urban Airship’s headquarters in the Pearl.
It’s going to be a good one, judging by the long list of RSVPs.
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It’s been months of silence since we had lunch at City Hall, complete with a Mayor (@mayorsamadams) sighting, and apparently, some of you actually miss little old Lunch 2.0.
The good news is we have a host for January; I was just waiting to announce it until you were finished with your holiday fussing.
So, without further ado, Urban Airship (@urbanairship) cordially invites you to lunch at their place in Old Town (Update: Turns out the office is actually in the Pearl, see comments for background on the geographical correction) for lunch and light networking on Wednesday, January 26, 2011.
You read that right. This Wednesday, we’re having Lunch 2.0 at City Hall, brought to you by CivicApps (@civicapps), and Portland Ten(@portlandten).
Maybe I’m wrong in thinking this is a big deal because here it is Monday, and only 71 people have replied over on Upcoming. I know you don’t want to be tied down to a schedule, but if you’re planning to swing by, make sure to RSVP.
This serves two purposes. First, you’ll get fed because the hosts will know how much food to order, and second, we’ll know you’re coming so we can better estimate the crowd size.
Sure, City Hall is pretty big, but we need to monitor the crowd size a bit to ensure that we don’t make a lot of noise that disrupts the daily business of the City, which would be a bad thing.
So, if you’re coming and haven’t done so already, go RVSP now. I’ll wait.
So, this is kind of a big deal.
I’m extremely pleased to announce that the City of Portland, specifically CivicApps (@civicapps), and Portland Ten (@portlandten) will be our hosts for Lunch 2.0 on October 20, 2010 at City Hall.
You may recall from Rick’s coverage that CivicApps is “a contest sponsored by the City of Portland designed to help stimulate and motivate the development community to mix and match all the awesome datasets—more than 100 different types—available from the City.”
Of course, you’re also likely familiar with Portland Ten, a past Lunch 2.0 host, whose mission is to grow ten Portland startups to $1 million in revenue within 18 months.
Things have been relatively quiet on the Lunch 2.0 front lately, but that doesn’t mean nothing is happening.
For example, did you remember that Slate Technologies (@slatetechpdx) is hosting Lunch 2.0 on Wednesday, September 15th?
I know, it’s not exactly near downtown, but for a lot of you Southeasterns, it might be close to home. Maybe Wednesday is a good day to work from home?
It’s that time again.
New Relic, providers of cloud-based tools to monitor, optimize and troubleshoot Java, Ruby and JRuby web applications, will be welcoming us into their offices this Wednesday, August 18, for a Lunch 2.0.
I hear they’re hiring too, if you’re interested.
About a month ago at Beer and Blog, Chris O’Rourke (@ChrisORourke) came up to me and announced that his company, Slate Technologies, would be hosting the next Lunch 2.0.
If you know Chris, you’re laughing right now because you know this is exactly how it happened.
Chris is a funny guy, and he went on to tell some great stories that you’d only believe if you heard them from him in person. In addition to being the CEO of Slate, Chris has some interesting side jobs and side projects.
So, why come to Lunch 2.0 on September 15 and let Chris and the good people at Slate entertain you?
Yesterday, probably 75-ish people visited Janrain for Lunch 2.0.
I’m not very good at counting, sadly, so it might have been more. Plus, as always, people wandered in and out, making a total count difficult.
Although it was a bit crowded and noisy at times, pockets of conversation were happening all over the office, in the hallway, by the elevator and the name tag tables, in the atrium, in the conference rooms.
This was great to see, as were lots of new faces.
Lunch 2.0 has evolved to include a nucleus of regulars, plus an ever-expanding mix of new people brought in by curiosity, by interest in the host, and by colleagues heading to lunch.
And this is why we like it.