Lloyd kindly invited me to help out with blogging duties here on The Tuttle Club and I responded by immediately going to San Francisco and missing last week’s gathering at the Coach & Horses. To make up for my folly, this week I’m helping bring to the table what I think may be our first knock-on event.
Moving the Social Media Café to the next level is tricky as we’re still trying to work out what level we’re on right now, but we’re already seeing ripples fanning out from what we do on a Friday morning, most of which Lloyd has documented here.
The idea behind holding a Geek Lunch directly after the Café is twofold: to tap into the combined geekery already present and also offer said intelliladies&gentsia a specific topic to get their after breakfast teeth into.
I’m co-hosting the event with Lee Thomas (who has had a hand in the technological shenanigans going on at the C&H longer than any of us) and Gia Milinovich (who can out-geek us all and still look cool doing it), but we’re also bringing along some of the fine folk from I-nigma to talk about the wonder that is QR codes.
See what I did there? No? Well what you need is a code reader for your phone. You can get one here.
Talking to some of the regular faces at the Social Media Café I found that there was a nice mix of QR evangelists and people who had no idea what the hell these funny little things are for. If you’ve been to Japan then you’ll have seen lot of them. They pop up on everything from signs to food packaging and have well and truly entered the mainstream out there. Over here, as with most things, we’re a little behind although they are now cropping up on Moo stickers.
My co-organisers and guests know a whole lot more about the subject than I do, but everyone I introduce to matrix codes seems to immediately have at least one interesting idea as to how to implement them into
business/projects/marketing/PR what they do.
So if you’re coming for the Café, are QR curious/happy and have the time then stick around for the lunch. And of course if you have an idea for a similar spin-off or bolt-on then we’re all ears…