Geek Talk – Hamilton’s First Ever Geek Breakfast

7 Apr

geekOn March 2, 2013, Hamilton, Ontario hosted the first ever Geek Breakfast. The Geek Breakfast was established in 2007 by podcaster and blogger Dave Delaney in Nashville, TN. It has since then been hosted in 44 cities around the world. John Piercy, a Hamilton firefighter, organized this great networking event, which I had the pleasure of attending at the William’s Fresh Café on Hamilton’s waterfront.

I thoroughly enjoyed the event as it was great to meet the people who I have been communicating with and following on various social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. It was also interesting to meet new people from in and around the #HamOnt community who are involved in social media in some form. I met some really interesting people and it was neat to hear everyone’s perspective on different issues and topics.

At first, it was a little intimidating as there were over 30 people at the event, and I was a little shy to strike up conversations with people that I didn’t know. However, after some coffee and the help of my #BSMRCCE teacher Jared Lenover, I was well on my way. Jared introduced some of my fellow students and I to people from the community who do great work in the community and it was extremely interesting to listen to them and also ask them questions. It was also interesting to tweet live during the event using the #HamOnt hashtag and once again connect with people through social media that I may not have had a chance to connect with at the event.

I thought the event was well organized. The only comment I have is that at the beginning some of the students and I who came together were unsure where in the café the event was as the café is quite large. Next time around it would be helpful to have a Geek Breakfast sign posted as it would point attendee’s in the right direction. Other than that, it was a great experience and I would definitely attend another Geek Breakfast in #HamOnt and am looking forward to the next one!

GEEKBREKKIE

For more info on Geek Breakfast’s you can visit the general website at http://geekbreakfast.org/. You can also get more information on the #HamOnt Geek Breakfast’s on their Facebook page called Geek Breakfast Hamilton.

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