Fri. 03.27.09 – Actually the Tuttle Club LA was not born yesterday, but a month ago today, though the super cheap bagels at the Library in Long Beach apparently were born yesterday.
When Steve and Lobelia Lawson were out in the LA area for the NAMM show, Steve told Geoff Hickman and myself that we should start a Tuttle Club for LA. Well, due to the busy-ness of January, February and March, I was out of the picture on any organization, but Geoff and Francine Kinzner did get on top of things and started LA/LB/OC’s own social media club, modeled after London’s Tuttle Club, four weeks ago on Feb. 27, 2009.
Today was the 3rd Tuttle LA, but it was my first due to my being in Arizona & Texas for the other two. I enjoyed myself. I knew 3 of the 6 folks (Jeb, Geoff, and Lauren) and got to make friends with the other 3 (Francine, Nguyen, and Mark). It was great to get out of the house and away from the computer to talk about computers, mobile, web, extra and et al, during a Friday mid-day in Long Beach.
Jeb Brilliant and I fleshed out an idea that I have had rolling around in my head for over a year now, Lauren Isaacson thought up a great domain name, and Jeb and I made a plan on how to execute the idea, all over tea and coffee at the Library on Broadway & Redondo in Long Beach. Yay!
The only downside was hanging out too long and returning to my car to find a ticket on it for parking longer than an hour. Next time – Tuttle LA #4 – I will ride my bike the 4 or so miles from Seal Beach to The Library.
Next Tuttle LA (really Tuttle LA/LB/OC):
Fri. April 10, 2009
@ The Library
3418 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803