Charlene Li’s coming to Portland, wants to have a drink with you

Charlene Li, late of Forrester Research, co-author of the book Groundswell, and all around social media rock star, is going to be in Portland tomrrow night, and she wants to have a drink with you.

We’re having a “tweetup” at the bar in the Governor Hotel in Portland, starting at 8:30PM on Wednesday night, July 16. Charlene says if you bring your copy of Groundswell, she’ll sign it, and buy you a drink. πŸ™‚

You can get the details on Upcoming (you can RSVP if you want, but this is way informal, so no guarantees, of course – it’s a bunch of people descending on a hotel bar). You can also see what the Twittersphere is saying about Charlene, the tweetup, and Groundswell on the spanking new (formerly Summize, a.k.a. the best dang Twitter search engine out there, period). You know, in case you want to see if any of your friends are going to be there.

Hope you can make it! πŸ™‚

Update: Bummer. Charlene’s flight got cancelled, and she’s not going to get into PDX until around midnight, so we had to cancel the tweetup. Sorry! πŸ™ You can see go see Charlene speak at the Internet Strategy Forum Summit tomorrow (Thursday), though.


Impromptu Chicago Geek Meetup Wed. Night at Lou Malnati’s

OK, it’s on. I’m in Chicago for a couple more days, and I’ve got so many friends here that a meetup was inevitable. πŸ™‚

Medium Stuffed Deep Dish Giordano's Chicago Pizza

We’re getting together at Lou Malnati’s pizzeria (the one at 429 N Wells) at 7 PM on Wednesday night, 10/3. Everyone is invited, but please RSVP on this page at Upcoming, so we can tell the restaurant how many people are coming.

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Are you a Chicago geek? In town for Adobe MAX? Come join us for some Chicago-style pizza and geekery! πŸ™‚