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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

You’re Cordially Invited to The 5th Anniversary Triangle Tweetup!!

Well loyal NC community Tweetup friends, by now you know… it’s time to celebrate good times and good people… and a big milestone. It’s been five short years since we started this little Twitter user meetup / social / thing called Triangle Tweetup. And so, join us with our friends at@Bronto Software in Durham NC for a grand ‘ol time on Thursday May 10th 2012. They have an awesome new expanded office space in American Tobacco Campus (@ATCDurham); psst, and a little birdy told us they’re hiring smart people! More on this later…
At the tweetup will be food, fun and merriment. Tyler’s Taproom (@tylerstaproom) and Bronto will be providing delicious eats. Expect free beer and wine, of course #NCBeer is represented as always, featuring People’s Porter from Foothills Brewing (@FoothillsPub) as well as a California brew, Hop Head Red from Green Flash Brewery (@greenflashbeer). We’ll enjoy silly games together like Cornhole, Giant Jenga! and the old standard, Foosball (think you have what it takes to take me?!). This is all offered to our Triangle friends as a thank you for your support and camaraderie over the last five years; five years of figuring our how to work together in a more social way, online and face to face.
But wait there’s more!
We’re hosting a Mini-Ignite within the tweetup. Each year at the Bronto spring tweetup, we feature demos from local startups and panels with social media experts and new practitioners. So we thought, let’s do a few lightning talks. Ignite is spreading throughout NC now… sparked from Raleigh, then Charlotte, Durham, and now Asheville. Great people spreading ideas openly, and quickly. We have a theme this week. Drive. What drives you? Here’s a preview of our 6 Ignite speakers, each will share what drives them in 5 minutes with 20 slides that auto-rotate:
@GregoryNg: “I know everything about you. And that Knowledge is Power.”
@nutellaisevil: “I’m an atheist, but Jesus is my co-pilot”
@JaelDesignsInc: “Shattering the Box”
@jhibbets: “The path to the open source city”
@theRab (yours truly): “#TriangleTweetup: A Community History Lesson”
@timarthur: “Plugging into The New Watercooler”
The Triangle Tweetup is all about building community. Free of charge. Your entry fee is an open mind and a desire to learn and teach. Join us. Get out your smartphone and share tweetup moments with the #TriangleTweetup hashtag, as we have done together dozens of times over the last few years. RSVP to attend viatriangletweetup5.eventbrite.com.
But you didn’t think we were done yet? There is even more!! The official tweetup after-party will be held at Tyler’s Taproom downstairs, complete with Anniversary Tweetup Drink specials (available all day) including #NCBeer from @TriangleBrewing!! See you there.
Parking tips: Directions to Bronto. Front Door is for Bay 5 on the street level across from University Ford. There will be balloons and a security guard to greet tweetup goers. :)
We’re can’t wait to see you Thursday evening for another great event.
@triangletweetup @theRab @BrontoCaroline @timarthur @mistersugar @bronto @colopy @tylerstaproom @ignitedurham @igniteraleigh @dipikakohli

Note: this blog was originally posted on TriangleTweetup.org by Ryan Boyles (me)

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