Bootup Bus to 140conf in Seattle

On March 8th, 2010 at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle, The Parnassus Group is hosting 140 | The Twitter Conference.

The conference will feature several interesting speakers, including Ben Parr (co-editor of Mashable), Jennifer Leggio from ZDNet, Shauna Causey (communications and social media manager at Comcast), and many others.

We (that is, Zedmo and the Bootup Entrepreneurial Society) would like to organize a trip down to Seattle on March 7th, to spend the night in Seattle and head to the conference for 9:00am on March 8th. The Tweetup is scheduled to end at 7:30pm that evening, at which point the Bootup Bus (last people to show interest sit upside down) will head back up north.

To get into the conference you can use this code to get 25% off the $199 reg fee: SMC140 (thanks to Shauna Causey via Plancast)

If you are interested in joining us, please let us know ASAP by leaving a comment on this post. As we see how much interest there is we’ll make the appropriate arrangements for transportation and accommodation deals and inform you of the rates.

We’ve been quite successful in getting great rates on hotel accomodation in the past, and piling Canadians into a bus and running for the border is always good times.

OH at Launch Party 8

Here are a few “over heards” from last night’s Launch Party Vancouver 8 event:
  • 6oz: Great job on #LPV8 last night @sonsryan ! It was teh hotness – both literally and metaphorically 😉 – Kirsten was demo’ing Hootsuite, and perhaps remarking on the fact that it was the temperature was a *little* high last night
  • tinatinatinah: my friend just asked me how the “nerd convention” went last night. well, i replied to my disconnected friend, #LPV8 went rather well! =) – Tina is the newest Strutta employee, and this was her first Launch Party
  • davidascher: Enjoyed the #LPV8 event last night — saw old friends, made new ones, and got great feedback about Thunderbird 3. Lots of “wow!”s – David is the CEO of Mozilla Messaging, and was demo’ing Thunderbird 3
  • quickmobile: great party last night at #LPV8 – best event of the season so far! Kudos to @dannyrobinson and the team – thanks… – thanks Patrick – we attended and/or helped organize 4 events in the past 3 days, so it was a pretty intense kick off to the “season”
  • gheer: Fun night last night at #lpv8, met a lot of interesting people. Really enjoyed meeting the @yowza and @gist folks. – all the companies were great, and LP makes it easy for lots of one-on-ones; forget standing up and pitching once – you’re pitching to 200 – 300 potential users, partners, and investors, one at a time 😛
  • justincumby: #LPV8 = fantastic event. Kudos to @yowza @hootsuite @angelpui @zed5000 @gist @lilipip for the great demos – awesome west coast innovation! – Justin was part of the Sun Startup Essentials crew that sponsored the event
  • SeattleCityGirl: sad I didn’t know about #lpv8 until now. Would have been fun to attend! Guess I’ll just have to wait for #nPost event Tues night! – Gist and Lilipip were up from Seattle, and Groove Systems was representing Kelowna; every Vancouver Launch Party is likely to feature folk from elsewhere. Portland, I’ve got my eye on you for LPV9!
  • launchpartyhq: Hey @stewarttownsend – we met with @thinklondon and @jshack at #LPV8 – maybe we can do Launch Party London? – hmmm…who tweeted this?! No promises, but sounds like fun!
Thanks to everyone for coming out. We’ve got a couple of good prospects on deck for LPV9 already. Want to launch your company or new feature with us in Vancouver? Head on over and apply.