Mmmmm… Lunch 2.0

Jeremiah Owyang was telling me about an upcoming event they’re having over at Hitachi: Lunch 2.0. I don’t often wish I was on the west coast (I’m a Mass-boy to the core), but events like this (as well as WebVisions, which took FOREVER to get to) make me just a wee bit jealous.

Lunch 2.0 is free, is attended by lots of cool companies (Pandora, Zazzle, etc.), and happens Tuesday September 12. Hitachi is going to provide the location and ten companies will be able to set up and present. Again, it is free to attendees.

This looks like a great idea for starting up grassroots meetups—kinda in the vein of a slightly more organized BarCamp. Not only doe this look like a great deal for attendees (free?), I can imagine the captive audience of happy, full bellies is great for the companies presenting. I’ll be on the lookout for any of these happening on the East Coast and I can’t wait to see what Jeremiah has to say about running one on his home turf.

4 Comments

  1. On August 22nd, 2006 at 7:43 am Jeremiah Owyang said:

    I wish you could make it! No worries, there will be plenty of bloggers and podcasters and videobloggers that can make it.

  2. On August 22nd, 2006 at 7:56 am Web Strategy by Jeremiah » Lunch 2.0 ‚ÄòWeb Expo‚Äô Blowout at Hitachi Data Systems said:

    [...] Adam Darowski [...]

  3. On September 10th, 2006 at 10:28 am Lunch 2.0 » Reminder: Lunch 2.0 ‘Web Expo’ this Tuesday at Hitachi Data Systems said:

    [...] It’s bound to be an international affair since signups are already coming in from folks as far away as Ireland, United Kingdom, Japan, and Taiwan. Many a luminary have helped spread the word, read what they wrote: Robert Scoble, Adam Darowski, Martin McKeay, Marc Cantor, Mario Sundar, Anil Gupta, Thomas Hawk, Damon Billian, Scott Beal, and the Zooomr gang. Last but not least, the host bloggers at Hitachi Data Systems are also helping to spread the news, such as CTO Hu Yoshida, Chris Salazar, Julio Garcia, and Community Manager Jeremiah Owyang. [...]

  4. On April 30th, 2007 at 7:40 pm The Woodwork » Blog Archive » The Lunch 2.0 story so far said:

    [...] I rationalize to myself: This has got to be the best P.R. that seventy sandwiches and soft drinks can buy. One blogger speculated: [Lunch 2.0] looks like a great idea for starting up grassroots meetups…. Not only doe this look like a great deal for attendees (free?), I can imagine the captive audience of happy, full bellies is great for the companies presenting. [...]