Tonight was the higher education web professionals dinner that I organized…and it went very well. The restaurant was affordable and comfortable, with fantastic service and good food. (Costas on University Ave, if you’re wondering.) 17 people showed up, including me: maybe half from various bits of the UW, but the rest from a variety of schools.
All chit-chat and networking, and everybody seemed to enjoy it. I’ll be emailing everybody next week, and I want to try to organize another dinner (or maybe a lunch) for April or May. Maybe even make it more of a professional thing; see if somebody wants to speak about a project or topic…that would be cool.
My secret plan, as I told a couple of people, is to get this really going and organize an honest-to-god conference in another year or so. I think tonight was an excellent first step.