Ray and I hosted the Portland version of Stormhoek's and Hugh's 100 Dinners in 100 Days at his house last night. We had a great turnout -- half marketers and half wiki enthusiasts. Probably 25 people total.
Ray had a good idea for an opening -- we organized into a circle for introductions, and as you made an intro, you took a picture of the person next to you. We'll post it all up on Flickr or something later. Everyone talked about their backgrounds and why they were interested in collaboration, as it applies to development or marketing. It set a solid context for the event.
After getting food (which was fabulous) and a glass of wine, I gave an abbreviated opening presentation about collaborative marketing, followed by a demo by Ray of the use of wikis in the world today. They were good interactive sessions with ideas and questions flying around the room. Afterward, we stuck around, meeting new people and exchanging notes. It was very positive and productive. And we all took away a signed print from Hugh as a way to remember the evening.
And Erika Polmar was there and shared pics from her Mt. Hood climb. She summitted early Sunday and met her fundraising goal (a buck per foot, so that's $11,235 plus) for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Well done.
Thanks for a great idea, Hugh, and Sam, thanks for the great wine. See you next time.