Saturday, February 23, 2008

My First Austin Tweet Up

Organized my first Austin Tweet Up tonight.

Tweet Up?

It's when a bunch of us who have become friends on Twitter get together and chat in person by using much more than 140 characters at a time. Not only do we chat, but we post micro-blogs on Twitter as we go, we Utterz about it live and take a ton of photos that we rush home to upload on sites like Flickr. We're a bunch of geeks. Really we are.

We also do all kinds of things in our professional lives like Kay who works on taxes, Richard who works on Social Media for Dell, Connie who does tons of PR for lots of companies, Kara who blogs and freelances, David who works for the American Cancer Society, Bryan who podcasts and works with Monster, Susan who freelances and is a fabulous artist, Aruni who runs her own company Babble Soft, Thom who works for VCFO and is an accomplished, Lani and Benn who are incredible interactive realtors, Mike who works for a biomedical type of company and travels all over the world and me HR Manager for an interactive lead marketing firm. Whew!

And we all got together tonight because Bryan was in town from Boston and Susan was in town from Washington, D.C. How could we not get together?

I heard it was going to be a beautiful Central Texas evening, so I planned the event and publicized it on Event Brite and had everyone meet at Waterloo Ice House on Capital of Texas Highway. I love taking folks on Capital of Texas Highway also known as Loop 360. It's absolutely breathtaking!

We had such a great time and the conversations never skipped a beat. Susan commented that she wanted to listen to nine conversations at once. It's tough when you put that many folks that have so much to say in one location.

And within 30 minutes from our departure the photos started popping up and more conversations about conversations began being blogged. Fun stuff. Wish you could have joined us.


Thom Singer said...

thanks for organizing this. I wish I could have stayed longer.


Lionel Menchaca said...

Kim: Glad to see it was successful, and thanks for pulling it together.

Really bummed that I missed it.

Aruni said...

I had a great time. Thanks for organizing it! It was my first and I look forward to many more. :-)

Bryan Person, said...

Kim, outstanding Tweetup. Thanks to you and everyone from the Austin social media/Twitter community for your wonderful hospitality this week. Hoping to come back -- and for much longer -- later this year!

Rafael said...

Please, add me to your list for any future Tweetups. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

great to meet everyone and have some fun. Thanks for organizing Kim