Silicon Beach: Miami New Times Tweetup at Waxy O'Connor's
|Photo by Anthony Jordon|
The Scenestress (@newtimesstreet) arrived to hand out name tags, but not many @ signs were visible. Present were a handful of New Times staffers, one of whom shared a delightful conversation about Caribbean travel and food with yours truly.
The Life Is Art (@soulofmiami) crew also showed up to support the event and enjoy some cocktails.
Random geek sightings at social tweetups are always a treat. One unexpected visitor -- quite the surprise for Silicon Beach -- was über-geek Boris Mann (@bmann), hailing all the way from Vancouver and sporting the word Drupal on his name tag. Mann is managing director of Bootup Labs, a start-up accelerator and seed fund in British Columbia.
Mann hung out with local geek William Moynihan, president and CEO of Taweet, a social calendar and event promotion application for Twitter, which is currently in beta.
Mark your calendar for the new year: The next Miami New Times tweetup is scheduled for January 22. Details TBA.