1/10 DC-Area Tweetup

Friday, January 11th, 2008 @ 12:06 pm | Internet, People

Last night, I attended the DC-area Tweetup at Jimmy’s Tavern. As the name implies, it’s an opportunity for DC-area folks who’ve chatted on Twitter to actually meet up in the real world. This was the second time I’ve attended one of these, which I helped make the evening even more interesting — I got to see some folks I’d already met, meet some folks I only knew through Twitter, and meet people I hadn’t previously known.

1/10 DC Tweetup

Events like the tweetups bring together some of my favorite aspects of both being on Twitter and living in DC. DC has a decent technology and entrepreneurship community, though its often overshadowed locally by the political community and nationally by places like Silicon Valley and New York. Twitter’s made it easier to find out about the interesting work that local folks are doing and the tweetups (along with other tech-oriented events) help us extend the relationships started on Twitter.

Last night, I was comparing the experience of meeting 20+ people at the tweetup with occasionally meeting the folks I’ve worked with at ATPM. Due to the geography of ATPM, I’ve only met a handful of (past and present) staffers over the years. Some, like Chris, I’ve met by traveling to Macworld (sadly, not this year). Others, like Evan and Michael, I’ve met socially, and Tom and I actually live near each other. As much as I’ve enjoyed meeting them, large-scale gatherings are rarely, if ever, possible, which is too bad.

Like I said, he had about 20 folks last night. If I’ve missed anybody, I apologize:

There are random pictures from the event floating around folks Twitter streams, including George’s photos and Nahum’s mug-shots.

4 Responses to “1/10 DC-Area Tweetup”

  1. ShashiB Says:

    Eric,

    It was nice meeting you. Thanks for offering a ride to other Twitter folks. I agree ” weetups (along with other tech-oriented events) help us extend the relationships started on Twitter.”

    Cheers !

    Shashi

  2. Jeff Royce Says:

    It was good to meet everyone last night. I definately want to come to the next “TwitUp.” Thanks for the post Eric.

    Jeff Royce

  3. Jeff Hibbard Says:

    Duuude! Glad I got to see you again! Sure was a great time. See you at the next one! Jeff

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