On Wednesday night a few Joburg Tweeps gathered at The Baron in Sandton to welcome Gaby Rosario to Smog City. It was a change from our normal tweetup venue of Capello in Sandton city, which we were sad to give up since Garsen left (but that’s another story altogether).
Nick Jackson & I were the first to arrive. Well, we thought we were until we realised Walter Pike had been there since 5pm and had already made enemies with one of the local bees. The rain threatened to dampen our spirits but after a few rounds of musical chairs to avoid the drops, the fantastic waiters built us a table under cover, despite us not having a booking. The guest of honour did the typical Cape Town thing and got lost (Damn Garmins!) but she managed to find it and so Gaby Rosario’s Joburg tweetup got underway.
It was really great to finally meet @Darwinshome and @AfricanABC after months of almost daily interaction and, of course, meeting Gaby was awesome, as expected. Smart chick, she is.
@TimLunn brought these fantastic little gadgets that let you exchange your electronic business card & Social Media info (up to 30 platforms including Twitter,Facebook & LinkedIn) with other people who have them by just touching them together (“Bumping uglies” as @SnappingTurtle put it.). Perfect for tweetups, conferences and 27Dinners. They also come in the most awesome designs. They’re called “Pokens” and more info can be found here. They can be bought online either singly for R250 each or in packs of 12, working out to R150 each. @Shebeegee and I were chatting and if enough people are interested, maybe we can all put our money together to take advantage of the discount.
I’m not going to waffle on for much longer, @CraigN & @Darwinshome brought their cameras and pictures are worth a thousand words.
Click here for @Darwinshome’s photos
These are the crazy tweeps that were there:
@GabyRosario, @SnowgooseSA, @ShaunCusters, @SnappingTurtle, @Peter_vs, @Rozze2, @Delta_3, @jkretzmer, @Shebeegee, @mylifescape, @8unni, @NickJackson, @slicktiger, @WalterPike, @Saulkza, @CraigN, @TimLunn, @BergenLarsen, @AfricanABC & @Darwinshome.