Discover Your Inner Geek

Mike Stopforth 27Dinner founderThis is from Mike Stopforth, Web 2.0 guru…I’ve already reserved my seat:

I’m hosting another installment of the infamous Geek Dinner movement, now branded “27“, on the 27th January at 5pm in the Studio at Primi Piatti, Rosebank. The last one was an enormous success, and we’d like to keep the tradition going.

I regard you highly either as an incumbent geek, or a non-geek with huge potential.  Either way I’d love to see you there.  Seriously, 27 is a get together for people who love life, living on the edge, connecting, creating and innovating.  It has a tech / Web theme , but we have some talented entrepreneurs, big name media folks, artists, muso’s, designers and developers coming and it’s a great opportunity to meet new people, network and collab.  Check out the site at

I hope to see you there.  Phone me for more info or email your (positive) reply.

Yours in geek,


PS.  If you can’t make this one, 27 will be held monthly, on the 27th of each month – duh – alternating between CT and Jozi.  Next Jozi one is therefore 27th March.


Day2 Speed Speaking & Blogging Workshops

Today I didn’t participate in the speed speaking sessions. And I sat through Mike Stopforth’s quick demo of the software he uses to make his blogging experience more integrated and easier to manage and publicise. Myself and Emeke Okafor conducted the monetizing blog workshop. I gave and overview of the specifics of Google Adsene, how it works, how to register and showed them my latest account balance.

Emeka spoke mostly at a higher level and tried to manage the expectations of the people there. As he says it takes a long time to get results from investment in a blog or website. The income also does not always come directly from affiliate programs and could come from business referrals some time afterwards. There was an excellent workshop on photo blogging by Andrew Heavens, a photo journalist living in Ethiopia.