Middleware Mingle – 2011

Last year, I organized the Middleware Mingle. I think it was a great success, and I’d like to repeat it this year. Here’s the proposal which is similar to last year.

All of us in the middleware space know each other through competition, partnership, or other collaborations. At GDC, it’s always good to see each other and catch up. However, we’re all generally so busy working the booth that we don’t have much time once the show starts. I thought it would be good to have a middlware meetup where we can all get together and talk about the show, share stories, and have a drink. It would be a lot easier than trying to find 20 minutes on the floor during the show.

The plan would be as simple as last year. Pick a bar near the conference, likely the Thirsty Bear again. Pick a time. Descend and meet up. If this grows a bit bigger than last year, I may see if I can get a few middleware companies together to sponsor the drinks or at least the first few rounds. For now, however, this would just be a cash bar get together.

Let me know what you think. If you’re in the middleware space and would be interested in such a thing, reply in the comments (preferably) or send me a message using the contact form on the right. Please note a preferred time. Last year, we did the night before exhibits open at 9PM. That would be before the show starts but late enough to have most booths set up. Same thing this year would be Tuesday, 3/1. However, I’m open to other suggestions.

dba

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9 Responses to “Middleware Mingle – 2011”

  1. Haven’t booked my tickets yet, but if I’m in SanFran by tuesday @ 5 I’ll be there.

  2. I hear they are giving away free hats at this thing. Also, there will be punch and pie.

  3. Thanks for getting another one of these together, Dan! Evening of March 1 sounds good and, barring any last-minute setup snafus, most or all of us should be there.

  4. I hope to be there, but probably not until Wednesday. I’ll update you if I’m able to make the trek this year.

  5. 🙂 Thanks for organizing! ;\ Hmm, anyone know a lounge in the area that would be more conducive to conversation than Thirsty Bear [tad loud IIRC]?

    • Dan was saying he is going to try and reserve the top of the bar, which was completely empty last time. Should be a lot more quite if we can get that.

      • Dan Amerson Says:

        Indeed. The hope is to reserve the top floor and get a few different companies to chip in for some drinks. We’ll see what materializes.

  6. Sounds fun. it’s on my calendar. Looking forward to seeing all you wacky kids.

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