TECH cocktail, an event series I co-founded and co-host with Eric Olson with the mission of better connecting the technology and business community to help better tell the local story, is having its third event tonight in Chicago. With over 700 guests signed up we expect a large turnout at Amira tonight. For details about the event check out this podcast Eric and I did yesterday with Technology Evangelist.
In case you are just tuning in, I took on a new role with AOL last September. It was a great opportunity and I love doing product development in the web 2.0 space at AOL. With the move, Eric and I agreed we could keep the TECH cocktail good times rolling with the idea that our professional responsibilities always come first. Up to this point we have been able to manage to keep any schedule conflicts at a minimum.
I regret to inform you I will not be in attendance tonight in Chicago at TECH cocktail 3. I have been in Silicon Valley this week on business and my attempts to get to Chicago for Tech Cocktail 3 were foiled as my flight was unexpectedly canceled. I will still be headed into Chicago this weekend but will have to catch up with TECH cocktail supporters, friends and guests at the next TECH cocktail. I apologize to all that were looking to sync up at the event as I looked forward to it. The show must go on and that is why Eric and I knew we needed to have co-hosts for the event. Eric Olson will be there to fire everyone up and keep the TECH cocktails flowing - though I may be able to make some sort of guest appearance on the Amira TV screens.
Thank you to all the sponsors, demo'ers and guests - have a SingleHop cocktail for me. Take lots of photos and video to post online so I can see how it goes. Cheers!