programmers software engineers, I was able to touch base with some of the more prominent names in the software and technology industry.
I was able to strike conversations with Sacha Chua, and we talked about corporate social networking software as well as her advocacy to turn social networking into a productivity tool (we also briefly discussed the value propositions offered by Plaxo versus LinkedIn over a 2006 South African wine). I also met Jonas Lim of Exist, touched base with fellow Southridge alumnus Paco Sandejas who works with Narra, chatted a bit with Jerome, Philip Dodds, chief technology officer of DevZuz, Amadea Unisa of UP Diliman faculty, and Winston himself.
I have to agree with Winston that the concept of geek socials isn’t a very sell-able idea for the general public. Either participants are too busy staring at code or are asleep. And I must admit that this is a stereotype way of looking at it. Rare are the times when meet ups like this can happen in the technology industry, outside the confines of a press conference. Winston is an advocate of such socials as well as other organizations in the Philippines such as Geek Chorus, that want to spell a good name for the term “geek” in the mainstream.
12 replies on “Afterthoughts from the geek cocktails at m:cafe”
Hey. I’m happy my tip went to good use!
Sino yung cutie na naka headband? 🙂
thats jeni of corporate HR ng Exist 🙂
Oh! I thought she’s one of us “geeks”. It’s hopeless, I choose the wrong profession :))
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boohoo. i wanna go!
Wow. May ganitong event pala. Would’ve been nice to attend this. 🙂
Perhaps the news didn’t spread around quickly enough. We shall attend the next!
It was nice talking to you as well Jayvee! The party was really great!
Migs: next time for sure when GO4SW gets underway!
Hi Jayvee. Thanks for featuring our event in your blog 🙂 Hope you (and everyone else who attended) had fun and made new friends. Hey, do you have other pictures during that night that, perhaps, you could share with me? :-” Thanks a bunch!
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