Right, over a day since I got back from the London Geek Dinner and I figured I ought to write something about it.
The event was interesting, enjoyable and useful. It was held at the Texas Embassy just off Trafalgar Square – a regular meeting place for these geek dinners, apparantly, and I can see why. They have cracking food and I’m told the margueritas are excellent (unfortunately, yours truly was driving…)
As a networking event it was useful to get around and meet people. This is one of my first such events, and I’m still to overcome the whole approach strangers thing. Despite that I managed to meet some pretty interesting people, including:
- Ewan Spence from AllAboutSymbian
- Andrew Denny from canal blog Granny Buttons and PR company The Publicity Works
- Emma Stewart (briefly, just before I had to rush off)
- Matthew Westcott, iPod hacker extraordinaire
- Jen Dixon from Regular Jen
- Neil Dixon, NeilDixon.com and Britcaster.com
- Ian Yorston from Radley College
- Neil Turner (more of a quick hello though)
- Robert Scoble
Definitely worthwhile – it looks like there’ll be a smaller one for Sussex people (I’m Sussex-ish) in Uckfield in January – I’m already on the list there and it should be another useful and interesting time.
I didn’t take a camera, but loads of photos can be had at Flickr including ego-feeding photos here and here from Andrew and Jen respectively – thanks!