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Dinner for the Boston Web Community (Blogger Dinner)


Password to Edit Wiki (and add your name) is: community


Update: OK Folks - Thanks for signing up! We're looking forward to meeting each and every one of you Thursday night. The event will start at six pm. We've reserved the second floor of the Rattlesnake... When you get there, come on up! Good news - we'll be able to accomondate everyone on the list! As long as your name appears below (I've removed the folks who had conflicts), we'll have a spot waiting for you.


See you Thursday!

Len & Jeremiah



Want to meet, network, and collaborate with other web professionals? Come out and meet the passionate!


Purpose: A community event, where the focus is on the industry growing and learning from collaboration.


Who can come: Anyone interested in the Web Industry, Bloggers, Social Media folks


Sponsored by: Thank you Len Devanna and EMC for sponsoring this casual get-together. In the spirit of the community there will be no pitches, demos, or 'sales' type activity, come and just meet the community


Background info: Len has posted his thoughts on the event, as has Jeremiah


Other Incoming Links: Dave Winer, (Father of RSS, Blogging, and Podcasting)


Tags for the event: Bloggerdinnerbostonoct07


Venue Details



Date: Thursday, October 18th...

Time: 6pm until 8.

The event can spill over to the main bar or to another venue, of course, this will need to self-organize.



Rattlesnake Bar & Grill


384 Boylston St.

(bet. Arlington & Berkeley Sts.)

RattleSnake Bar


Venue, Drinks, Finger Foods and Appetizers are being provided by EMC, additional food and drinks after the alotted time will be self-paid by attendees.



Headcount Limitations

We're capping this event to 100 people, please sign up below



Update, Oct 5, 2007: Only the first 100 on the list will be allowed, if you can't make it, please strike through your name! Thanks



Sign Up by leaving name here:


  1. Jeremiah Owyang (Who's in Cambridge for Forrester new Analyst training)
  2. Len Devanna Our host and Director eBusiness Strategy & Operations EMC Corporation
  3. John Eckman Optaros, OpenParenthesis (Interested in Open Source, Social Software and Online Communities)
  4. Kyle Flaherty Engage In PR (Social Media Consultant)
  5. Jeff Glasson PerkettPR (Social Media Consultant)
  6. Oliver Young Peter Kim, Forrester Research


  7. Jeff Greco, Boston University Office of New Media (Web Producer & Strategist)
  8. Joshua Gee, political communications
  9. Liz Polay-Wettengel, Internet Marketing Manager, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, specializing in web content, blogging and social networking
  10. Dan Schawbel, EMC Marketing / Personal Branding Guru
  11. Jeff Cram (ISITE Design - Web Strategist and Co-Founder)
  12. Steve Garfield, Videoblogger
  13. Jeni Cram (Farm Aid - Web Marketing Manager)
  14. Scott Monty (crayon, the Social Media Marketing Blog)
  15. Christine Perkett PerkettPR (President & Founder)
  16. Brian Reich (Director of New Media, Cone LLC)
  17. Lauren Moores (Compete )
  18. Dan Zarrella (SMM)
  19. Adam Cohen (Principal, Brulant, Inc. - Interactive Marketing consultant)
  20. David Aponovich - ISITE Design- CMS Strategist
  21. Todd Defren (SHIFT Communications principal & blogger)  Really wish I could make it - just too much going on... have fun!


  22. Alison Driscoll (blogger)
  23. Michael Katz (Progress Software, Web Marketing)
  24. Dave Hamilton - BackBeat Media and The Mac Observer
  25. Scott Bauman - Greenough Communications
  26. Chris Brogan - Community Developer
  27. Stacey Stein, Communications Director, Planned Parenthood League of MA
  28. Mark Doerschlag, MarksGuide
  29. John Wall - Ronin Marketeer and Marketing Over Coffee  I have a meeting that's been extended, but I'm in for the afterparty.
  30. Stephen DiMarco - Compete
  31. Jay Meattle - Compete
  32. Karen Hudgins - Unica Corporation
  33. C.C. Chapman - Managing the Gray and Freelance New Media Maven
  34. Phillip Zannini - Biography Podcast and PhillyMac Media
  35. Eric Karofsky, Molecular, Strategy Consulting
  36. Constantine von Hoffman, social media manager Spoke Software and blogger: CollateralDamage.biz and Business&Networking.com.
  37. Jay Neely, Freelance consultant & writer. - SocialStrategist.com
  38. Paul Quigley, Web Strategy, analytics & technology consultant
  39. Stephen Warley, Founder, BostonKnows.com
  40. Aaron Strout, VP New Media @ Shared Insights We Are Smarter (and last but not least, my aaron's facebook profile)
  41. Jeremy Crane - compete.com  - Sorry last minute change in plans so I won't be able to make it for this round

  42. Sarah Wurrey - CustomScoop
  43. Michael Cook, Gexpro
  44. Eric Dubiner - Service Delivery Manager, Vamosa (Content Migration)
  45. Karen Leavitt, CMO, Mzinga
  46. Claire Spina PerkettPR (Account Director)
  47. Cynthia Stephens - Compete
  48. Bryan Maleszyk - User Experience Consultant
  49. Nathan Burke- Web Community Evangelist, matchmine LLC
  50. Beth Kanter, Nonprofits and Social Media Blogger
  51. Luke Gedeon, Kdari
  52. Kevin Kempskie, EMC Corp. (PR Manager)
  53. Barry Burke, aka the storage anarchist
  54. Mark Twomey. Storagezilla
  55. Andy Singleton, Assembla
  56. Michelle Heath, Director of Marketing, matchmine LLC (and here's my Facebook profile)
  57. Venkk Sastry, Web Technologist
  58. Michelle Riggen-Ransom, Communications Director, BatchBlue Software
  59. Adam Darowski, User Experience Designer, BatchBlue Software
  60. Mike Darowski, Interactive Media Project Manager Mike Darowski Consulting, Inc.
  61. Ed Zbinski, Web Designer MembersFirst
  62. Rick McEachern - Client Lead, AvenueA Razorfish
  63. Riccardo La Rosa, Director of Emerging Interactions, Molecular
  64. Chet Geschickter, Dot Com Strategist, Open Method
  65. Gina Minks, EMC
  66. Kevin Murray, Manager, VistaPrint
  67. Emmett Higdon, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research
  68. Jennifer Kidwell, www.ON24.com
  69. Kristen Fergason, Maven Networks


  70. Brian Rosenthal, EMC
  71. Susan Curran, Managing Web Editor, MIT
  72. Sean Brown, Web Technologies Consultant, MIT
  73. Susan MacPhee, CMS Web Developer MIT and CommonPlaces
  74. Howard Davidson, Interactive Media Manager,CBI 
  75. unable to attend!
  76. Alex Fisher, Web Manager,RSA
  77. Ali Taalebi, Science Center ,MIT
  78. Laura Krier, Simmons GSLIS
  79. Jennifer Mitchell, Analog Devices eBusiness Manager
  80. Lauren Clark, MIT and drinkboston
  81. Sonia Brathwaite, MIT
  82. AJ Philippakis, HoopsWriters.com
  83. Tracy Rolling, Director of Community and Product, Platial, the People's Atlas
  84. William McCullough, VP of Sales, FreeCause
  85. Chris Keenum, VP of Business Development, FreeCause
  86. Cheryl Travis, Senior Manager, Lois Paul & Partners
  87. Jonathan Follett, President and Chief Creative Officer, Hot Knife Design, Inc.
  88. Doc Searls, Harvard Fellow, Berkman center, Blogger, Co-Author of Cluetrain Manifesto
  89. Jamie Bull, Lois Paul & Partners
  90. Julia Roy, Senior Agent, Undercurrent
  91. Yianni Garcia, Social Media Strategist, Digital Influence Group
  92. Amanda Gravel, Boston University Senior and Schneider Associates Social Media Intern
  93. Amanda Mooney, Emerson Senior and Schnieder Associates Social Media Intern
  94. Eric Mertzlufft, Website Developer and Entrepreneur
  95. Jesse Baer, Berkman Center Intern
  96. Gretchen Bender, Greenough Communications
  97. Liz Laneri, Horn Group
  98. Andrea Mercado, LibraryTechtonics.info & PLABlog.org (hurray for sneaking me in, thanks!)
  99. Dr. John Grohol, CEO & Publisher, Psych Central
  100. Steve Woit, Founding Publisher, Xconomy
  101. Eli Stonberg, blogger
  102. Alyssa Boehm, blogger and podcaster
  103. Laura Athavale Fitton, @pistachio, Pistachio Consulting
  104. Nina Braun, P.R. Specialist, eScription
  105. Ted Weismann, Senior Vice President, Lois Paul & Partners
  106. Selina McCusker, SM Strategist, EMC
  107. Todd Van Hoosear, Social Media Practice Manager, Topaz Partners
  108. Seth Aaronson, Toonamation
  109. Mark Soper, Alluvial Labs
  110. Michelle Wolverton, chelpixie.com
  111. Oliver Young, Analyst, Forrester Research
  112. Lisa Kate Radden, educator & web designer, Education@LKR design (I'll catch you at the "spill-over")
  113. Ann Handley, Head of Content, MarketingProfs

This is our cap - Sorry - Next time we'll go for a bigger venue!


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