With any conference there are dinners. It is a good way to catch up with old friends who you only get to see a few times a year. Also it is a great way to network and meet new people. Ad:tech is only 3 days long so there was not that many dinners to attend, but I was invited to 2 dinners. The first dinner, held at Asia de Cuba was sponsored by AdValient. Asia de Cuba is inside of the Clift hotel and has a really cool atmosphere. I was joined by Ian Lee, Missy Ward, Lisa Picarille, Connie Berg, Geofferson Marcy, and Ms Danielle. Asia de Cuba’s menu is sort of an Asian Fusion, something I told everyone you don’t find in Pittsburgh. I didn’t break out my camera until we were served our main courses; here are some pictures of some of the dishes.
The second dinner was a blogger dinner put on by Ms Danielle. It was held at Annabelle’s Bar and Bistro, which is right by Moscone Center. We were joined at Annabelle’s by Ian Fernando, Greg Morgan, Garret Gee, Wes Mahler, Ian Lee and Gloria. I decided on the rib-eye, which Ian and Danielle got also. It was cooked perfectly, I also ordered the French Onion soup, but they served it in a large bowl with cheese sprinkled on the top. Usually you get it in a crock with bread and cheese on the top, but it was still good.
Both dinners gave me a good chance to network with people and tell them about what I do. A lot of people were surprised that I have been doing ThinkComputers for so long and that I started it when I was in high school. In any business networking is very important so dinners like these are perfect for meeting new people and making contacts, regardless of the industry the people may be in.