Breakfast with Jeff Pulver in Vancouver January 2009by
In June of 2008 I stopped by Subeez on Smithe to check out a breakfast event with Jeff Pulver. I didn’t know what to expect aside from a hot meal and “real time tagging” (in true social media meetup form) however I ended up walking away with a whole lot more.
“Jeff Pulver is the Chairman and Founder of pulver.com, and one of the true pioneers of the VoIP industry and a leader in the emerging TV on the Net industry. Leveraging well over a decade of hands-on experience in Internet/IP communications and innovation, Mr. Pulver is a globally renowned thought leader, author and entrepreneur… …Additionally, Mr. Pulver is the founder of FWD, the VON Coalition, PrimeTimeRewind.TV, Vivox and is the co-founder of VoIP provider, Vonage.” [Jeff Pulver – About]
Jeff Pulver is also one amazing person; after knowing me for mere minutes he seemed to understand what I was going through at the time and offered immediate encouragement, reassurance, and insights that pretty much blew me away. He contributed to the Vancouver Blogathon campaign and was also responsible for getting me on the bill at CES even though I’m unable to make it (since we’re in the middle of an Iowa visit).
I would encourage all those able to come and join us for Jeff’s next breakfast in Vancouver that will take place January 11th. Please RSVP on the Facebook event in case we need to make reservations or for people like Raul (who tipped me off about this event) who are not on Facebook, leave a comment and he’ll add you to the reservation number.
Also if you have a suggestion for a great breakfast spot for a big group of people, let us know.
If you are not in Vancouver you can meet up with Jeff in the following cities in early 2009: Jan 13 – Los Angeles, Jan 14 – San Francisco, Jan 21 – New York City, Jan 22 – Boston, Jan 28 – London, Feb 4 – Philadelphia, Feb 5 – Washington, D.C.
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Since I’m not on Facebook someone will need to tell me about the exact number of people who RSVP, and I’ll be happy to offer suggestions for places where to do the brunch (my immediate reaction would be probably The Alibi Room, on a first thought).
Awesome! I’ll finally get to meet Jeff. I’m glad that the whole Twitter conversation ended up in some firming up of plans 🙂 You rock!
Dude, sign up for Facebook! First time I met Jeff it was at the Fairmont San Jose for VON. If I remember right, he bought most of the drinks that night. So I definitely owe him a beer. I’ll be there for sure!
I’m definitely interested in going but I’m wondering what exactly the breakfast is for, or if it’s just a mingle event. And also, I’m not sure I’m techy enough 🙁 Haha…
Don’t have to be techy at all, Jeff is just a great guy (and internet/social media star) who travels the world to connect with people … having breakfast along the way. It’s mostly a mingle event + food. Got any recommendations for a place to hold it?
Hmmm not sure I like the idea of the Alibi Room, simply because I’ve never received great service there. Is Subeez definitely out? There’s also that breakfast spot on Robson that you and John like – what’s it called? Roscoe’s? I never go out for breakfast so I’m the last person to ask 😛
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