My first OpenCoffee meetup

Posted on 10.08.2008 by Antti Holvikari

Last thursday I went to the OpenCoffee meetup for the first time. For you who don’t know what it is: it’s a meetup for people interested in startups and other webby stuff, at least that’s the impression I got.

The meeting was at Nolla, my favourite lunch place. I had a blast and met so many nice people. Conversations ranged from programming to movies and politics. I think I even had a conversation about Erlang, very cool. It’s a very international group and half of the conversations are in english which I think is really nice. I met programmers, consultants, designers and managers. I never thought I could run out of business cards, but I did :-). I think I also doubled my jaiku contacts.

It happened that tripsay.com had their launch on the same day and they had a launch party at the same time. We continued to Kaarle XII where we were supposed to meet with the Tripsay guys. I had to leave around midnight and never met them. I don’t know if they ever came there.

I strongly recommend others to join the meetup. I will definitely attend in the future. A big thank goes to Ville Vesterinen from ArcticStartup fame for organizing this awesome meetup. And thanks a lot everyone who I met – I look forward to meeting you again.

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