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Vancouver Blogger Meetup April 2009

Friday, April 10th, 2009 — 9:16am PDT
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Wednesday night I met up with Raul for a bite to eat and then headed over to Shenanigans for this month’s Vancouver Blogger Meetup.

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My goal was to meet new bloggers, and I believe I was successful. There were tech bloggers, marketers, and even a match-maker. Jan Karlsberg was the unofficial scribe so he took some notes and made sure to get everyone’s website address:

  • Rob Jones from The Delete Bin (twitter), BuildDirect (twitter) and Watch Us Wreck a Floor
  • Me from A Great Dane in Vancouver (twitter)
  • Barbara Westly from Tips for Entrepreneurs (twitter)
  • Raul Pacheco from HummingBird604, the organizer of our meetup (twitter)
  • Pete Quily from Adult ADD Strengths (twitter) and ADD Coach4U
  • Karen Hamilton from Tiny Bites (twitter) and
  • Lorraine aka Raincoaster (twitter)
  • Airdrie Miller from Lipgloss And Laptops (twitter)
  • Shane Gibson from Closing Bigger and Knowledge Brokers International (twitter)
  • Chris Mathieson from Vancouver Police Museum (twitter)
  • Cathy Browne (twitter)
  • Sheree Morgan from Match-Works Matchmaking (twitter)
  • Jen Wiederick from WorldWideWaterCooler (twitter)
  • Larry Yatkowsky (main site, blog) (twitter)
  • J. Karen Parker (twitter)
  • Gus Fosarolli from Gus Digital (twitter)
  • Jeff Swan from Start-Up Pains (twitter)
  • Tanya Davis from (twitter) and her venture Netstudio
  • Rodger Levesque from Not Left To Chance (twitter)
  • Ganga Narayanan from Story Analytics (twitter)
  • Erika Rathje from Thirteen Cent Pinball
  • Colleen Coplick from Miss Manifesto (twitter)
  • Diane Thompson from Global Peasant (twitter)
  • Gillian Shaw from the Vancouver Sun’s Digital Life column (twitter)
  • Simon Seah from The Fantasy Art Blog (twitter) and The Fantasy Art of Computer Games
  • David Morton from The Inspiratorium (twitter)
  • Colin Armstrong from Vancouver Moose (twitter)
  • Bonnie Sainsbury from Connecting the Dots (twitter)
  • … and me
  • Please check out Jan’s post for all of the details, topics, and discussions.

    Vancouver Blogger Meetup April 2009

    Vancouver Blogger Meetup April 2009

    Following the meetup we moved to the back of the room for some karaoke where Raul, Karen, Airdrie and others entertained the place with delightful tunes (and dancing). Combining #VanTechKaraoke that evening made forp robably one of my most enjoyable experiences at a blogger meetup.

    Vancouver Blogger Meetup April 2009

    Anyone and everyone is welcome to stop by and you can check out the latest events on the Vancouver Blogger Meetup site.

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    1. Darren says:

      This is one of the lame aspects of living in Victoria. Mind you, I avoided the karaoke, but still. Plus, of course, the Canucks won.

    2. Raul says:

      Thanks for the lovely write-up, Rebecca. It was GREAT times! I didn’t know you had captured me belting out “We’ll be together” ๐Ÿ™‚ Ah, I hope Sting won’t hate me!

    3. Hey, great to see you, too! (and thanks for the list!)

      Just a quick note… I’ve actually had NetStudio for 12 years — I’m just taking on new clients again, and refreshing my business brand! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the mention!

    4. Rob J says:

      Hey Rebecca,

      It was lovely to get to chat with you, and thanks for the mention here. I was scheduled to sing, but had to leave early, possibly to everyone’s relief. But, who could follow-up Raul’s performance anyhow?

      See you at the next one.


    5. raincoaster says:

      It was So! Much! Fun! Who had any idea Raul had moves like that?

    6. Thanks to all who organized the bash. Sorry I had to miss Raul’s moves and vocal stylings. Always good to share laughs with the Great Dane. :>)

    7. Kimm says:

      Sounds like it was great fun. If I wasn’t on the injured list I would have been there. ๐Ÿ™‚

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