So last night was our inaugural Preston Umbraco meetup held at
the excellent Indian restaurant East is East. &;Considering
Preston is a bit of a backwater compared to that London we had a
good turn out.
The swag (we still have loads of it knocking around in the
office) and curry went down very well. Topics ranged from Umbraco
to .net in general, there was a running joke throughout the evening
that Phil was some kind of Sharepoint expert you had to be there to
The really strange thing for me last night was the amount of six degrees of separation we all seemed to have
worked with or met someone already known by the others.
Apologies for the picture quality think the waiter needs some
photography lessons from our resident Umbraco photographer Mr Doug
(Left to right: Chris Gaskell - HeapsAndStacks Ltd, Phil
Winstanley - Microsoft, Ismail Mayat - The Cogworks, Tony
Southworth - Delineo, Neil Gibbons - The Building Blocks)
We are hoping to arrange another meetup some time next month but
this time in Manchester hopefully that will draw a larger crowd.
&;If we can get something regular going then maybe we can look
at venue where we can get screens and some wifi so people can plug
in and do some demos etc.
Watch this space or keep an eye out on the events section of our.umbraco.org