The BarCampHouston Kick-Off Party/Startup Houston Happy Hour was an excellent way to jump start the weekend. I have to say that bumping into familiar faces, meeting new ones and enjoying great conversations can’t be beat. As I had never visited Caroline Collective prior to the Kick-Off Party, it was another reason for me to go. The place is great! I can see why so many people would want to hang out and work in an open environment like it. Collaborating in space with like-minded folks can be creatively stimulating, while making work just a little more interesting.
The following morningish-afternoon, I braced myself for a day of fun and learning. And did I? I certainly did. As expected, the sessions were insightful and thought-provoking. Listening into various topics from different angles and perspectives is one way I keep myself level and refreshed. It’s somewhat similar to a checks and balances thing for me.
Michael Cummings showed up with his photo shoot setup and it was a hit! No surprise there. The following picture is my favorite.
If you know of Geri at all (he’s the one in the center), even the smallest bit, then you can probably see why this picture is awesome.