New Orleans, LA
We at Net2NO wanted to thank everyone who came out last night, including a HUGE group of newcomers (welcome!), to hear Liz Dunneback and Erin O'Flaherty give us a glimpse into some of the wonderful things NOVAC is doing with the Digital Media Institute and how they have evolved from Betamax cassettes to Macbook Pro's. Check out the "37 Seconds for 37 Years" gala at Howlin Wolfe.
Matt Tritico and the Barcamp krewe also gave us a great taste of what to expect at BarcampNola on July 18th and 19th. From Chris Boudy and Mobile phone development to Charlie Davis and NewsTwit, we encourage ya'll to check our Barcamp here.
As everyone knows, Net2NO led a group of New Orleans tech ambassadors to Austin for SXSW Interactive. We'd love to be able to make that trip again, so give us a reason to! Check out the SXSW 2010 website and submit your awesome ideas! Let's flood them with so many inspiring entries that they have no choice but to pick us: SXSW panel picker.
Don't forget, there is a Tweetup this Monday at Lucy's Surfer Bar from 6-8pm in support of the Microsoft World Partners Conference being held right here in New Orleans. All are welcome to attend.
Last night was our 11th meetup which means next month will be our 12th, marking our 1-year anniversary. In that brief time we have seen our little baby grow from 25 folks at the Bar Uncommon, to over 300 strong. Net2NO is currently ranked the 7th largest Netsquared in the country, and the 11th largest in the WORLD! Not to mention, that at this years NetSquared Global Conference in San Jose, Net2NO was used as THE model for all emerging Netsquared organizations to take note of. But we all know the true measure of success for this group are all of you guys and the things each and everyone of ya'll continue to do on a daily basis to make our community stronger.
So in honor of all of you, our next meetup in August is going to be a celebration to mark our first birthday complete with the first ever Net2NO Awards. Be on the lookout for your ballot, as we will begin voting for some "special" awards in the next week. In anyone has any fun Award Categories (Think less "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" and more "Most Likely to be Found at Bridge Lounge Three Hours after Net2NO Ended") or folks they'd like to nominate, please drop us a line!
A special thanks of course, goes out to all of our amazing sponsors who make Net2NO events possible: NOVAC, NewsTwit and our wonderful mysterious Anonymous member, who all came through last night: Thank You!
Thanks again, ya'll rock!