Special thanks to everyone who attended the first Corvallis Beer and Blog! I especially want to thank the four PDX tech folks (@justinkistner, @verso, @emailstine) that made the drive down to Corvallis to help us launch our first event. I’d say that it was pretty much a success! While I don’t think anyone actually worked on their blog while they were there, we all did a great job of networking with each other and exchanging ideas on their experiences so far.
Who knew Corvallians (as @verso put it) could be so full of ideas, energy, and fun. As for numbers, I’m pretty sure we had at least 25 if not 30 people there. It was great to finally put faces to names and interacting in person with each other.
So far the feedback we’ve gotten has been mostly positive with the only real complaint being the lack of space at Block 15. Block 15 emailed me today and acknowledged the minor goof on their part with the other large group taking our tables. We should have both the corner area and the tables along the railing for next week which I think will work a lot better for us.
If you took any pictures, please post them online. If you use flickr, please at least use the tag “Corvallis Beer and Blog” to make it easy to find. So far @ramereth and @oregongirl have posted pictures online, many of which are very good!
Finally, I have one request for all of you that attended. Please blog about your experience at Corvallis Beer and Blog!