The next Nevada County Tweetup is happening this Thursday at Mateo’s Public in Nevada City. This will be the third tweetup in the area.
Here’s the invite I received from Paul and Vanessa Smith:
In this third installment of NC Tweetups, we’re putting the emphasis on the social rather then the media.
Come join us at the new Matteo’s Public, a friendly, sustainability minded brewpub to meet with friends new and old, and enjoy wine & beer tasting at w/Matt, the owner, plus live music from Kelly Flemming.
Please tweet about this to friends!
Come by to Mateo’s Public, 300 Commercial St. in Nevada City, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday (8/27/09).
I attended the Nevada County Tweetup (#nctweetup) on Thursday to show my support for Brenda Horton (@brendahorton) and Vanessa Smith’s organizational efforts to get the second Tweetup in Nevada County going.
They pulled a nice crowd of about 25-30 people at BriarPatch Co-op’s community room. I did a lame attempt to live stream some of the speaking, and then ducked out after Vanessa, aka Coach Vanessa, started to take Q&A. I had to get working on a story for the paper.
It’s surprising to see how many people who are interested in just getting to learn how to use the tool. There were many folks in the building who weren’t even signed up for the service. But, obviously, that didn’t deter their interest. Check out the video below I took (using the live stream service Qik.com) from my phone of the crowd:
Editor’s note: The Nevada County Tweetup occurred July 23, 2009. The video below may be out of date, as it is a live stream. For the specific video, go to the video’s qik.com permalink.
Tweetup starts at 7 p.m. I’ll be there streaming some video from my phone. We’ll see how good this bad boy looks. Let me know what you think of the quality in the comments.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with links and photos to other stories on the Nevada County Tweetup.
Before I could call it a night after schmoozing with the Nevada County Twitterati, I had to write a few words on the event for the newspaper.
Broad Street Bistro’s wireless waves surged Wednesday evening as the restaurant hosted Nevada County’s first-ever “tweetup.”
The tweetup, a gathering for social networking enthusiasts, was hosted by KVMR’s See Jane Do radio show crew and The Union. Media consultant and local blogger Marsha Lanier gave participants a 101 course on Twitter and Facebook.
Giovanni Paredes, who runs the weather Web site www.nevadacountyweather.com, said he enjoyed networking with fellow Twitter fans.
“I think it’s important for the community to get together and figure out what we’re doing with social media and how it can help us,” said Paredes, a Nevada City resident. “I think the growth potential is there for businesses and bloggers alike.”
Samantha Steele, who has a startup called Secret Shout based in Nevada City, took the opportunity to learn more about Twitter.
“I came because of curiosity,” Steele said. “I’ve never been to a tweetup and I just started twittering and I love it.”
It appeared, from my estimates, that there were between 50-60 people at one point packing into Broad Street Bistro. (A big thank you to Theresa for keeping the shop open for us.)
I’ve been going through all the photos I’ve seen online from the Tweetup and the various blog posts. I’ll update here with my compilation of thoughts on the event. But if you’re interested, you can search the hash tag #nctweetup for a lot of comments that have already been made.
Related in the Twittersphere
- Speaker Marsha Lanier (@marsha_lanier) provides some great photos of the Tweetup on Yfrog. She also did a nifty slideshow which is above.
- Christina Hills (@christinahills) also shot some photos onto Yfrog.
- Then there was See Jane Do’s blog post on the event.
- Dixie Fix: 5 Mile House reopening; Tweetup
With great inspiration from Jesse Locks (@jesselocks) and the See Jane Do (@seejanedo) crew, my newspaper (@theunion) is sponsoring a Grass Valley / Nevada City tweetup (#nctweetup) 6-8 p.m. June 17 at Broad Street Bistro in Nevada City, Calif. It’ll be the first local tweetup of its kind, sponsored by some major players in the area.
See Jane Do, which hosts a local radio program on KVMR, beat me to the punch by getting down to the Sactweetup a few weeks ago. They recorded a program about the event and social media in general which you can hear here.
This will be a fun, local twist on a sensation going on across the country. Think mixer and networking event. It’ll give folks who come an opportunity to put some faces to some names and ask questions of folks on the local media’s traditional scene as well as new media scene.
I had planned to host an event of this type for awhile after a conversation with Brenda Horton (@brendahorton). She recently had a social media session on Twitter with local business leaders and is a rising star in the social media landscape. But Jesse Locks got the ball rolling on this one, hooking Marsha Lanier (@MarshaLanier) in as the main speaker and securing the Broad Street Bistro (thanks a million).
I’ll be doing my part for promotion and publicity. I hope folks who follow me in the area will be gracious enough to attend. Now mark the date:
What: Nevada County Tweetup (#nctweetup)
When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday June 17
Where: Broad Street Bistro, 426 Broad St., Nevada City, Calif. 95959 | Get directions (google)