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San Francisco

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

I just got back from a week in San Francisco where I met up with a bunch of interesting people. Here are some highlights:

I met Paul Bragiel from Lefora for lunch at an awesome Indian place, and we had a great talk about the ups and downs of discussion forums, users, hosting forums, and a lot more.

I hooked up with Matt Mullenweg at his kickass WordPress/Automattic offices. I shared a bunch of our plans for Vanilla, including the brand new Vanilla 2 & WordPress Integration, and got some great feedback and insight on a myriad of subjects relating to our similar business models.

Matt Van Horn from Digg invited me up to their rooftop where we checked out the amazing view of San Francisco, had a beer, and talked about dominating the world. Matt also invited me to an event called “Digg Swigg” at a bar downtown, where I had a few too many free drinks, and met up with a ton of interesting people like Rob & Emily from Foodzie and Ryan Sarver from Twitter.

I stayed with one of my TechStars Alums, Adam Rodnitzky from ReTel Technologies, who was an amazing host and tour guide. There is nothing like being driven from one side of San Francisco to the other in a convertible Triumph with the top down.

I have a few pictures of the trip up on Flickr.