29 Jul 2008

Ms. James and the Dragons

Author: will | Filed under: business, charity, conference, open coffee, opportunity, photo

More Open Coffee Club BBQ photos, this time from the Dragons’ Den.

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This is E. Alana James, Ed.D. of Reinventing Life facing down the Dragons.

She is opening a consulting business whose purpose is to facilitate the NGOs or charity organizations’ communication process to include dynamic web interaction and social media tools.

The result of a few hours of consulting can be a redistribution of communication and communication methods, so that clients, funders and all interested parties gain easy access to the benefits of the organization. This redesigned process will result in increased support, especially important during low economic times and will make use of free or open source internet technologies.

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I should have more from the den tomorrow,
take care,
Will Knott

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22 Jul 2008

Attentive

Author: will | Filed under: 2008, conference, Ireland, Irish, open coffee, photo

at Open Coffee Club Barbecue in Terryglass

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Let me know if you don’t want to be identified.

take care,
Will Knott

21 Jul 2008

A wary hello

Author: will | Filed under: 2008, conference, open coffee, photo

Meet Emer,

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The disclosing Sabrina Dent is Emer’s mammy. And both attended the Open Coffee BBQ in Terryglass.

I expect the details of OCC BBQ II will be with us shortly.

Well that was fun. Head knackering fun, but fun none the less.

The Open Coffee Club BBQ took place last night. And thank you to Evert Bopp for setting up the event, getting the people in Terryglass, and supplying the food.

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Actually, getting the food and the chef in one place. The meat was supplied by SulMeat.com, a Tralee based supplier is responsible for the ribs, smothered in Deborah Hadley‘s own Spicendipity Two Brew BBQ sauce before cooking (so good, bones were nibbled). She also supplied the brownies (that mostly the kids found), the mix for which is also available. I’m sure we’ll find out how the Belfast co-working boys handle the cooking.

Conor O’Neill is also responsible for the first BBQ sitting during the talks.
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The technical bits and talks beforehand were really good (waiting for the slide packs to become available), and I’m currently annotating the photos I took, including the competitors of the “Dragon’s Den” contest, won by the talented Daudi Kutta of Pitchside Products for his GAA design products.

The meeting people and associating online tags with faces (Do I really look like my twitter avatar?) around the glowing coals was also fun. But eventually the cold got to most of the crowd.

Now, I need more sleep,
take care,
Will Knott