December 13, 2005
Stormhoek and Microsoft - Friendly CompetitorsLast Saturday evening in London we co-sponsored with our friendly competitors, Microsoft, a get together for the blogging community. The evening was hosted by our friend Hugh Macleod at The Texas Embassy in Trafalgar Square and over 100 people turned up. It was a great chance for us to meet Robert Scoble from Microsoft. He was on the final leg of a three week European tour which had seen him take in several countries, including France, Belgium, Italy and Ireland. It also gave us an opportunity to talk and share a glass of wine with many of the bloggers who have expressed their views and opinions about Stormhoek over the past months. One of the weird things about the blogosphere is that you get to know about people before you meet them. Doing so for the first time is just like bumping into an old friend. I really enjoyed meeting up with Andrew Jaffe, our favourite astrophysicist, Andrew Denny, a media consultant and expert on the canals of England, Sam Sethi, who also sells wine in his spare time, Michael Jennings, who's a great friend of and collaborator with, Adriana Cronin-Lukas and last, but by no means least, Gia Milinovich. A great evening was had by everyone, hope we can do it again soon.
Posted by nick at December 13, 2005 8:22 AM
It was very nice to meet you guys, as well. It was a great evening and can't wait for the next one!
Posted by: gia at December 15, 2005 2:15 PM
It was very nice to meet you Nick, and I certainly also enjoyed the wine. Please take me up on the offer of dinner when you are in London some time in the new year.
Posted by: Michael Jennings at December 15, 2005 11:44 PM