Scott Hanselman

November 8th - Seattle/Redmond/Bellevue Nerd Dinner

October 29, '07 Comments [26] Posted in ASP.NET | Microsoft | Musings
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blogging Are you in King County/Seattle/Redmond/Bellevue and surrounding areas? Are you a huge nerd? Perhaps a geek? No? Maybe a spaz, dork, dweeb or wonk. Maybe you're in town for an SDR (Software Design Review) or the PNP Summit. Quite possibly you're just a normal person.

Regardless, why not join us for some Mall Food at the Crossroads Bellevue Mall Food Court on November 8th around 6:30pm? You can even help me write my speech that I have to give that Friday. ;)

Here's some links to help you remember and add this to your calendar:

Feel free to RSVP in the comments. If you want to come and share something with the group, please do! We're language and technology agnostic and always eager to learn about new stuff.

I've only been at Microsoft 7 weeks now and it'd be great if more Microsoft people came - everyone loves to put a face to a blog and sometimes Microsoft folks get tunnel vision and don't learn about what's going on in other groups! Blue Badges welcome...Please spread the word!

Hope to see you there. If not, I shall eat my Spicy Chicken alone in peace.

UPDATE: You might also want to check out the Seattle Code Camp this November 17 and 18th. You can register here. For some reason there's a certificate error on their site, looks like a problem with their SSL.  I know the guys who run it, so I wouldn't worry about the error, I'm sure it'll be fixed soon.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Monday, October 29, 2007 1:56:01 AM UTC
I'll be in town for the p&p summit, so count me in!
Monday, October 29, 2007 2:16:39 AM UTC
+1 for the Blue Badge count
Monday, October 29, 2007 2:55:28 AM UTC
I'm in.
Chuck Martin
Monday, October 29, 2007 3:07:45 AM UTC
I'm pretty new to the area too, but I listen to Hanselminutes and would love to meet some interesting people in the area.
Monday, October 29, 2007 3:12:47 AM UTC
I would but im only in town for the SOA/BP conference.... Seattle is lovely though, I should move out here.
Josh Bernard
Monday, October 29, 2007 5:43:49 AM UTC
See you there.
Monday, October 29, 2007 12:09:03 PM UTC
I remember the shirt. I don't remember the event.
Monday, October 29, 2007 1:21:42 PM UTC
Looking forward to the Spicy Chicken.
Monday, October 29, 2007 4:01:06 PM UTC
I am SO there. That's halfway between my house and work (a 10 min commute). I've seen the posters up around here with your smiling mug on them... ;)
Matt
Monday, October 29, 2007 4:19:21 PM UTC
Well, a 2hr drive+border waits just for dinner might be a bit much for me...still...it sounds like fun :)
Monday, October 29, 2007 4:51:42 PM UTC
I'll be there; did anyone else have problems adding the invite to outlook? I'm still on 2003, and it would not open...
Robin Clowers
Monday, October 29, 2007 8:31:20 PM UTC
So what do u mean "help write my speech", is ScottGu pushing you too hard already?

If I can convince some of my colleagues to come, we are at the PnP summit, then count us in. And yes, I'm a chicken :-)

/Gert
GertGregers
Monday, October 29, 2007 11:21:33 PM UTC
I should be able to make it, at least sometime before everyone leaves.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 12:15:17 AM UTC
Hey, let's do it again! I may ask Charlie Owen for the Media Center remote he gave me back again. Hulu may ruin me!

Funnier still, the Outlook Reminder for this event won't install:

"Can't import vCalendar file.

"This error can appear if you have attempted to save a recurring Lunar appointment in iCalendar format. To avoid this error, set the appointment option to Gregorian instead of Lunar."

The "More information about this error message online" link brings up this winner, which deserves a prize on Error'd or WTF:

"Product: Office
"ID: 10070
"Source: OfficeErrorMessages
"Version: 11.0
"Message: Links to additional information about the error message you saw are available below.
"--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
"Currently there are no Office Assistance articles available for this error message.

Wow, Trick or Treat! This is almost as much fun as the allegations that Kim Cameron's blog site was hacked over the weekend.

- Dennis




Tuesday, October 30, 2007 4:11:06 AM UTC
Count me in! A foreign (Dutch) blue badge, only 3 weeks in.

Regards,
Dennis

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 5:22:26 PM UTC
Are you going to be back from DevConnections in time for this? (just barely?) Are you dragging Haack along with you to dinner?
Matt
Thursday, November 01, 2007 12:01:01 AM UTC
RSVP +1.
I'm from (waaaaaay) out of town, but really looking forward to the Spicy Chicken.
cheers, Dugie.
Thursday, November 01, 2007 12:14:18 PM UTC
Count me in. Yet another dutchmen to join the fray!
Thursday, November 01, 2007 3:11:35 PM UTC
I am in town for a conference and was wondering if I could join as well. I just recently switched over from the open source programming world to the Microsoft programming world, and I am sure putting a face to some of the blogs that have helped me make the conversion would be awesome.
Friday, November 02, 2007 4:53:48 AM UTC
See you there.
Saturday, November 03, 2007 4:08:30 PM UTC
I would be if i wasn't having my wisdom teath out that day :-(
Monday, November 05, 2007 8:30:51 PM UTC
Scott,

I was going to take my guys at QFC to Ruth's Chris for lunch that day, but what the hell... Do they have a Taco Time? Mexi Frys?

Your normal cousin. Jack
jack
Wednesday, November 07, 2007 7:45:19 PM UTC
Dude, I am so there. I'll even drag 4 other guys with me. I'm here for the PNP Summit this week and can't wait for your keynote(s).
Thursday, November 08, 2007 5:31:54 PM UTC
Heh, an email went out to our entire team last night...
Matt
Friday, November 09, 2007 6:03:44 AM UTC
Dude, Lutz was there! I saw him! I touched him! He is real.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 11:28:54 PM UTC
So bummed I miss this! I think to better get the word around, there should be a nerd dinner sign up. All those that signed up, Scott would pick up personally. Just an idea it would help me remember nerd dinners.
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