I headed up to San Francisco last night with Mark (another Yahoo) to Meet the Feedsters. It was an enjoyable evening with good food and even better converstaion.

Feedster now has seven employees. And I even got a free dinner as a "finders fee" for referring Ray, one of the newest (and a former Yahoo). I also got to meet Matt Mullenweg of WordPress fame. We talked of FeedMesh, Ping-O-Matic, MovableType, and so on.

Marc Canter broke out in song a few times, but luckily that didn't last long! :-) He also spoke of FOAF in Drupal and OpenReviews.

Several of us harassed Dave McClure about last week's PayPal outage.

Lots of other good folks there: Greg Stein, Niall Kennedy, Tantek, and so on. I should have made a list. I'm already forgetting.

Thanks to Scott for organizing the event. Hopefully we'll keep having dinners like this. With the Bay Area hosting a number of blog/syndication related companies and services now (Technorati, Feedster, Six Apart, Blogger, Rojo, Bloglines, My Yahoo, etc), I think the odds are good.

Posted by jzawodn at October 20, 2004 09:03 AM

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