June 14, 2004

Watch out Seattle... here I come!

Well, I am going to be down on the Microsoft campus next week for the Security Summit and Robert and I thought we should get together for a bit of a geek dinner. Last time I was down it was great fun, especially hanging with Raymond discussing his knitting hobby and the reason for old APIs that SHOULDN'T still be in the system. (It was a weird site if you didn't know what was going on). To boot I had free wireless thanks the the Bellevue library which made it more interesting!

Anyways, Robert tells me that we are going to meet at 6:30pm at the Crossroads in Bellevue on June 21st. Everyone is invited to come join us.

Pass the word!

Posted by SilverStr at June 14, 2004 11:56 AM | TrackBack

Groovy, I'll be there. I'm not as hardcore as Raymond and you so I'll just nod a lot and smile as if I know what you are talking about. :)


Posted by: Scott at June 14, 2004 02:11 PM

Count me in -- these dinners sound like fun.

Posted by: Jeff Barr at June 15, 2004 10:37 AM

I'm in.

Posted by: Ian Hanschen at June 15, 2004 07:57 PM

Where in Crossroads are we meeting? ;) Look forward to meeting you.

Posted by: Jason at June 17, 2004 06:11 AM

We met in the food court last time, so I am guessing it will be the same thing. Look for a bunch of geeks with laptops and MPx200s.

Posted by: SilverStr at June 17, 2004 07:14 AM

Scoble will be there so just look for a group of people all saying the word "blog" a lot. Like a Gregorian chant, "blog blog blog blog. Domai blog blog blog"

Posted by: Scott at June 18, 2004 12:37 PM

Let's see, travel Eastbound on I-90 at rush hour and then north on 405 the same.  And hang out with someone who stands for the principle of least privilege.  Sounds like a worthwhile trip to me.  See you there.

Posted by: orcmid at June 18, 2004 11:52 PM

You can always head around the north end of the lake orcmid. Somedays it takes about the same amount of time but you spend less time inhaling exhaust fumes. :)

Actually, 520 eastbound is hardly ever backed up in the evening and you get to wave at the looooooong line of people going west bound.

Posted by: Scott at June 19, 2004 08:50 AM

I'm a blogger who has great interest in the technical side of blogging, but who has no deep technical training or expertise (except what I've taught myself or learned from others...& it'd be nowhere what some of your guests would have). I wonder if I'd feel like a fish out of water or whether you guys might have mercy on us non-geeks & talk to us in English (I don't mean to sound rude or ungracious--perhaps it's just my own inadequacy showing)?

Posted by: Richard Silverstein at June 20, 2004 10:19 PM

Come on out Richard. I have found that many a time the discussion takes tangents in many areas of conversation; it is not always technical. And besides, what's a better way to learn than to absorb the wealth of knowledge of geeks around you?!?

Geek dinners are known to talk intelligently on a great number of topics. I am sure we will find common ground somewhere for ya.

Posted by: SilverStr at June 21, 2004 07:18 AM