Posted by Neil Crosby on August 28, 2006 07:00 PM
Well, okay - he didn’t quite say that.
Yesterday was the first Geek in the Park event, organised by the Multipack, up in Royal Leamington Spa. Even though it was about three hours away from where I live in London, and it meant leaving as soon as Patrick H. Lauke and Bruce Lawson had finished the main thrust of their talk (and even then I didn’t get home until 1am).
It was a good nice day away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and I got to meet a whole bunch of new friendly faces. I was really trying my best yesterday to say hi to new people and not just keep talking to the folks that I already knew. First up amongst the unsuspecting hoarde was Inigo
After getting a bit light headed from the sun, it was decided that a quick drink at the Jug and Jester was in order, before Dave, Tim and myself headed off to “The Grill” (disclaimer - it may have actually been called something else), a rather posh looking grillery that served a most amazing burger for £10. Needless to say, the three of us in our jeans, t-shirts and
designer geek stubble looked a little out of place in such aspicious surroundings.
Having eaten, we rushed back to the Jug and Jester to arrive just in time for the designated start time of Patrick and Bruce’s talk - “Where the rubber meets the road: Web Accessibility and
New Romanticism Pragmatism”. Unfortunately, the talk didn’t actually get underway until gone 8pm, a little over an hour later than scheduled. This was no bad thing in the end though, as it gave me a lot of time to chat to a lovely couple whose names have escaped me for the moment.
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