Today we held the first ever tweetup in Edmonton (a meetup for Twitter users) and I think it’s safe to say that it was a success! We met downtown at three bananas cafe in Churchill Square at around noon. I wasn’t sure how many people would come, and was a little worried when I received a bunch of “sorry, can’t make it” messages this morning. In the end though, the attendance was much better than I could have expected, considering Twitter is still fairly niche. We had 17 people, including myself. You can see the full list of attendees on our wiki page.
Some of us took photos, Greg took some video, and Ian even did a podcast! You can find links to everything on the wiki (please add to the list).
We didn’t have a formal agenda, but that didn’t matter much. As I suspected, everyone found things to chat about. Connections were made and everyone seemed to be having a good time! There was some Twitter-related talk, mainly around apps and how people use Twitter. I talked about the “track” feature and also hashtags. It seems that most people have really gotten into Twitter in just the last few months.
Three Bananas was a great venue, very bright with reliable wifi. Today was a lovely day too, which made it even better.
I think we’ll probably have another tweetup, I’m just not sure when. You can help us plan it by contributing to the wiki page for EdmontonTweetup2.
Thanks to everyone who came – it was great to meet you! And to everyone who wanted to come but couldn’t, we’ll see you at the next one!
11 thoughts on “EdmontonTweetup1 was a success!”
Sorry I missed. I’ve been in bed sick most of the week. Hopefully next time.
No worries, hope you’re feeling better! See you at EdmontonTweetup2!
It looks like you guys had fun!
I too am sorry that I missed it. And I am going to miss tomorrow’s Edmonton flickr meet too. But it is Mother’s Day weekend and hopefully I will be spoiled for staying home 🙂
Also sorry I missed this one. Originally had a meeting scheduled with a client, but they ended up postponing with short notice…so I could’ve attended!
I hope I’m available for the next one!
Looks like the Tweetup went great! Wish I could of been there. Someone needed to Cam about his jacket!
Just found out about this event, sorry I missed the first one. How would I find out about future Edmonton events?
Read my blog 🙂 Quite seriously, I make every attempt to post about these kinds of events!
For the EdmontonTweetup in particular, I’d keep an eye on the Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/edmontontweetup
You might also want to subscribe to the BarCampEdmonton blog: http://www.barcampedmonton.com/
Another great resource is the Next Gen Edmonton newsletter: http://www.edmontonnextgen.ca/
Hope that helps!
Thanks, appreicate, I’m now following the Edmonton tweetup feed on Twitter.