#SDTweetup @The Pearl Hotel

Last night, I went across town to the San Diego Tweetup at the Pearl Hotel in Point Loma. Like many of the past tweetups, this one was organized by Jennifer Van Grove, also known as @jbruin on Twitter. I’ve only been to the Tweetup earlier this month (held at the W in Downtown) and the one last night, but both were done with great style. Swank venues and sponsored free drinks, especially the ubiquitous martinis/cosmopolitans, helped make for some very memorable evenings.

Many local Twitterers, or Tweeps, were present, including @DowntownRob, whose business WebWizards Web Hosting was one of the sponsors of last nights event. He’s done a lot for the local online community, as he’s also an organizer of the San Diego Blogger’s Meetup.

One interesting feature was the Twitter Board, a screen where various tweets were projected. Many people present had their iPhones, including yours truly, and we were all standing around and posting. Oh, I shouldn’t forget about the Crackberries and the other kinds of mobile phones. Those were present as well.

I got to see a few people including my new friend Gio (@giographic), and Daniel Phillip (@danielphillip) and his partner Richard Allen (@richarchallen). I also got to meet up with Eileen (@eyemusing), whom I’ve been trading tweets about what I call the “fashionista trainwreck shows” and Alan (@awanisAlan). I had some good conversations with Tom (@big_perm) – thanks for the beer – and a brief chat with Richard (@richandcreamy), who went around taking pics of the party. Good times.

I was hoping to meet Shindy.TV at the tweetup but that never happened. I don’t doubt they were there, but I was talking to various people and just didn’t get around to meeting them. It would be fun for Shindo to meet Shindy. It’s gotta happen sometim in the future.

Thanks, Jennifer, Rob, Newsforce, and Engine Ready for making this Tweetup possible. It was awesome!

I now look forward to the Blogger’s Meetup later in October.

8 thoughts on “#SDTweetup @The Pearl Hotel

  1. That was all cool and all, but the 4 people I follow who were there, literally tweeted “#sdtweetup” 174 times in 3 hours. I am sure it was tons of fun, but on the outside, it was a bit much! Kinda turned me off from ever even wanting to go to one now! Just sayin.

  2. Hey Shindo, awesome time last night, great seeing you there! Thanks for the mention in your blog. πŸ™‚

    Hey this form (signal, channel, etc terminology) is confusing BTW…

    I look forward to seeing you at the SDBlogger Meetup in Oct.

    Have you tried out my hosting yet? Give it a shot, use a fake/temp domain just to create the account, test it out, let me know what you think!

    http://www.webwizards.net/twitter

    Thanks!
    @DowntownRob

  3. Thanks Rob and Jen for your comments. You definitely made the event possible.

    As for the form, thanks for the feedback. It’s one of the challenges of using a theme language and making it accessible to your users. I’ll have to figure out a way to make it clear or eventually translate it back to English.

    See you and everyone else at the Blogger’s meet-up! πŸ™‚

  4. @Gooster – It was a fun party, but I can see what you mean. The Tweetup was set up this way to live tweet the party, but also to have the Tweets show up on the screen.

    Sorry for my part of overloading your Twitter. For me, I got caught up in the fun of it. I did see your tweet about it, and it was some good advice. πŸ™‚

  5. Oh yeah I forgot about Shindy! Yarr, I wanted to chat with them! =(

    As far as overloading with sdtweetup tweets isn’t there a way to screen those out? I think there’s a service.

    Speaking of pics I need to work on them lol. Thanks for the reminder!

  6. Don’t forget, you also got to meet Domo last night, too (well, and me, but who cares about me?).

    Had lots of fun meeting you and many of the other tweeple last night. Can’t wait for the next one!

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