When: Wednesday, July 16th, 2008, 5:30–7:30 pm, although Amber Case and I had to leave the event an hour early to attend Writing for the Web for Profit.
Where: Paddy’s Bar and Grill.
What It’s About: SEMpdx, to my knowledge, is the only Search Engine Marketing networking event in Portland. For those of you who seek comparison, it is much closer in spirit and pace to Lunch 2.0 meetups that were held at eROI and vidoop (standing-room only, rapid conversations, lively environment.) I also got to meet and chat with COLABORATORY members.
Translation: SEMpdx meetup is as close to a “Networking Happy Hour” as you can get. In spirit, it achieves the right balance between a restive ad/design meetup and a loose Beer and Blog.
Interestingness: ☝ ☝ ☝ ☝
Translation: We were late for biking to our third event of the day (Lunch 2.0 at souk being the first and this the second) by an hour, thanks to great conversations that we had here. Granted, Amber deals in all things Search Engine and Web Analytics, but I enjoyed talking with diverse group of people which includes old friends and new colleagues alike.
What I Learned From The Event In Six Words:
Two venues down, one to go.