It’s no secret that I enjoy fine craft beer, in particular Hermann’s from Vancouver Island Brewery. It was a pleasant surprise to be invited to the Hermannator launch November 1st.
Doug Brown, agency manager of Copeland Communications, brought Jay Baer, author (with Amber Naslund) of the well respected blog “Convince and Convert” to Victoria to speak. Then he graciously arranged for Jay to be the guest at a tweetup November 3rd at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa . Jay returns (with Amber) as keynote speaker to Social Media Camp in June 2011. Jay and Amber’s book, “The Now Revolution” is scheduled for release in February 2011.
Trish Caddy launched the Babes Go Bare 2011 Calendar in early November.
Open Gov West BC brought together over 150 delegates- government employees, non profits, concerned citizens, and businesses- who work with any level of government. I was a panelist with Chris Moore (City of Edmonton), Tara Ney (Oak Bay), and Ian Graeme (Prov of BC).
Most of the day was spent live tweeting the conference. The #ogwbc hashtag trended nationally! Feeling a little out of my element, I had originally posted this: but later learned that one of the participants (with a hearing impairment) was able to follow more closely because of my tweets.
Walter Schwabe @fusedlogic from Edmonton attended Open Gov West BC and met with the local Twitter community at our morning #victoriatweetup November 11th. Another long distance Twitter friendship culminating in a face-to-face meeting.
Both the “gents” and “ladies” managed to meet for tweetups in November.
Glenn Letham, editor and founder of GIS User,presented to Social Media Club on “Geo-location technology and apps”. Glenn is recently back in Victoria after many years in the States, most recently in Fort Collins CO. He has great insight! Glenn is also a very talented photographer.