Jason Sares is a Giant Dork

Free as in Pizza

One of the best things about living in the Silicon Valley is all the meetups cool companies host where you get to hear straight from the developers and get free food.  Even if you don’t know anything about their projects you can just show up and freeload some carbs.

Just in the last week I’ve went to Mozilla and TWIKI.NET meetups and if I had to compare the two companies on hospitality TWIKI.NET is the superior project (sorry Mozilla).

TWIKI.NET is the commercial support company for the crazy popular TWiki project. Peter Thoeny, Rod Beckström, and Amir Shobeiri hosted a great meetup at the PlugAndPlayTechCenter and served some gourmet pizza and beer.  The turnout was really good and the presentation solid.

Mozilla gave a talk on Firefox 3 (which rocks BTW) and did give me some cool stickers but the pizza wasn’t the best and worst of all no beer.  That might have been because it was at lunch but still, I need beer.  The room was packed and Mike Schroepfer the VP of engineering gave a great presentation.

So thanks Open Source, for all the free pizza and beer, oh yeah and the code!

If you’d like to get some free food for yourself checkout Meetup, Upcoming, and Lunch20.

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  1. alain December 5th, 2007 10:50 am


    I think rating Open Source projects based on the quality of free food and beer they serve at meetups rather than technical merits (or other such fluff) is spot on.

    Great post. -Alain.