This is one of the photos that Brian Del Vecchio took at the recent (Monday, January 30th) Web Innovators Group shindig that David Beisel hosted at the Blue Room in Kendall Square. I finally got to hear what Gregor (in blue) is up to at his new venture. He was one of the night’s three presenters and gave a brief overview of his new-and-as-yet-unnamed map-related venture that is lead by techies previously at search.ch.
Once again there was a huge turnout. David wants to keep the gathering in Kendall Square but I’m not sure there’s going to be a big enough space in that area to accomodate it unless it moves to a boring hotel function room. Brandy Karl mentioned that Characters might be an option. The food probably isn’t great but it’s a pretty big restaurant and bar adjacent to the Marriott Hotel. I wanted to help out scouting around for a venue but would probably be able to help more if the location can be outside of Kendall Square.
Adam Smith wrote about the event on his weblog including a photo that Brian and I make an appearance in. I didn’t remember until reading Adam’s bio that he was one of the founders of Andover.net. They were the main sponsor for the Geek Pride Festival that I was the event planner for April 1, 2000. Small world moment #2949!