Scott Hanselman

October 6th - Seattle/Redmond/Bellevue Nerd Dinner

September 30, 2008 Comment on this post [10] Posted in Musings
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Are you in King County/Seattle/Redmond/Bellevue Washington and surrounding areas? Are you a huge nerd? Perhaps a geek? No? Maybe a dork, dweeb or wonk. Maybe you're in town for an SDR (Software Design Review) or a meeting with Steve Ballmer. 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 Monday, October 6th around 6:30pm?

Here's some links to help you remember and add this to your calendar. There's photos of previous Nerd Dinners up on Flickr thanks to Orcmid.

Feel free to invite your friends, bring your nerdy spouses and children - just tell them the details are at* Spread the word!

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    I hope to see you there!

    * Which very soon will be more than just redirect to this post! ;)

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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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    September 30, 2008 23:54
    I wish I could make it for some mall food. It is, however, a long drive to Redmond from my house. :-(
    September 30, 2008 23:58
    I will be there.
    October 01, 2008 1:13
    I want to go with you, but i stay at Thailand :), a lot of Geek!! and good dinner.
    October 01, 2008 11:21
    Sorry I didn't make it--had to run home at 6pm to babysit the kids. Hope it was a good one.
    October 01, 2008 20:21
    OK, I'm back from the future now.
    October 02, 2008 20:45
    Decisions, decision, decision. Now I need to decide whether to go to the .Net Developers Association meeting in Redmond or to this event. Hmm, free pizza or pay for my own food. Good company or good company. Okay, I have decided, I will be there.
    October 02, 2008 21:41
    See ya there.
    October 04, 2008 22:21
    I'll ne there representing the Silverlight crowd :)
    October 13, 2008 9:14
    After attending the dinner this year I wanted to leave some feedback.

    Overall I thought this was a great idea and it seemed like we had a good turn out. My biggest complaint though is that the dinner didn't seem to do great at accomplishing the goal of getting the community to interact. Mainly it seemed like a typical social party where everyone pretty much hung out with people they already knew.

    I was able to meet a few new people but not what I was expecting. Feel free to assail my social skills here :)

    It would be great if in the future you could devise a way to force the groups to mingle and interact. I'm not voting for assigned seats and name tags, but perhaps some random seating system.

    Anyways, good experience, looking forward to next year.
    October 13, 2008 9:42
    Good feedback. It’s usually a monthly, or every other month thing. Not yearly.

    Some ideas for next ones:

    • Name tags
    • Musical chairs – force everyone to shift over 4 spots every 15 minutes!
    • Signs indicating area of interest on each table?


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