Birmingham Bloggers Meet: The value of offline networking

April 29, 2008

I finally managed to get to my first Birmingham Bloggers Meet tonight at Rooty’s in the Custard Factory. It was great to meet some of the people behind the blogs I’ve been following, and it did make me smile on the way home thinking that, all this online networking is great, but you can’t beat meeting new people, hearing about what they’re up to and sharing ideas face to face.

Highlights were meeting the man behind sneezecount, Pete Fletcher, who has been counting his sneezes since July 2007, and having a good chat to Nick Booth and Paul Bradshaw about potential fringe events for the Digital Film and Media Event that will take place in Birmingham in October. This is a conversation I hope to take further and widen out to Birmingham’s digital community as the official programme starts to shape up over the coming weeks. A process which will undoubtedly combine both online and offline idea generation.