I was lucky enough to score an invite to a party last night called the Ultimate Blogger Dinner. It was hosted by Chris Heuer and Kristie Wells, the founders of Social Media Club and sponsored by Lenovo. Even though this week is absolutely crazy as I prepare for WordCamp coming up this weekend, I knew it would be a great networking opportunity and something I shouldn’t miss. I was right.
Lenovo sprang for a very nice seafood spread. Crab claws, cocktail shrimp and a shrimp ceviche that was excellent. Aside from bringing the great food, they also had an impressive product display taking up the back half of the room. Laptops of all shapes and sizes. I even saw a dual screen laptop. If I was in the market for a new laptop, I’d strongly consider that one. Way cool.
One of the best parts of going out to events like this is being able to meet face-to-face with people you only know from their avatar on Twitter. I went up to a guy last night and said, “You look so familiar.” Sure enough, that’s where I knew him from.
Chris Heuer was doing a live webcast from the event and was interviewing a few people including the CEO from Ford and several others. He asked if I would come on the show as well. You can watch the whole webcast below. If you are only interested in seeing my pretty face, fast forward to the 13 minute point.
It was great to meet so many people last night. I’m looking forward to seeing several of them again this weekend at WordCamp.