26 November 2009

Impromptu Tweetup

UPDATE: We're opening it up to a greater audience. So even if you're not tech/web related, feel free to come along anyway.

Yesterday whilst I was in the office (also known as The Vortex), I was reading my Twitter stream — as I so often do — and I came across this tweet from @bostinbloke.

As the office is not far away from where he was, I invited him over for a cup of tea.

To my surprise, just moments later, I got a tweet from @hollie_matthews — another Oldbury native.

To cut a long story short, this started a day-long conversation which resulted in our founding a new #tweetup and our first get-together is next Thursday.

Here's the full run-down:

9.45am Thursday 3rd December 2009 @ Network Si
3 Demuth Way
West Midlands
B69 4LT

Entrance is free, but we only have about 25 spaces so leave a comment or tweet me and I'll let you know if you can come along.

As this is the first meetup, we'll be starting with tea and hopefully biscuits :D and just see what everyone wants to do. Nothing too formal, just a bit of networking with a heavy focus on tech and web.

Let's see how it evolves! :)

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Hubert said...

We have a similar event in Metro Detroit that uses the same hashtag of #tweetea. I started it back in February of this year at an establishment called Goldfish Tea in Royal Oak, Michigan - a suburb of Detroit.

I would love to know how yours goes. Maybe this could be the start of a worldwide phenomenon!

We usually have a loose weekly discussion topic. Many of our discussions hover around social media and the state of our region. They tend to be quite candid, due to the intimate nature of the event.

Hollie Matthews said...

Hello Simon, thank you for the blog post.
We are very much looking forward to meeting you tomorrow for our informal local Oldbury/West Brom tweet up.

We have an open mind here at Network Si and value Partnerships greatly we look forward to the tweet up.

We will have some gadgets on display also.


Sie said...


:) i thought #tweetea might have been used... I hope you don't mind us using it too...

Ours has happened all very suddenly,.. I'm looking forward to it! I hope it stays informal. Thanks for getting in touch!

Sie said...

to keep up to date on the latest developments, you can now go to our new group hub:


share it with others so they can find out when we next meet