by: Matt Beckwith
Tonight, Valley Brew became the place to be in Stockton as we kicked off our first Stockton Tweetup. What exactly is a Tweetup? Well, as my teenager so eloquently told her younger sister, it's a meet-up of Twitter users.
Wes Rhea, Director of the Stockton Conference & Visitors Bureau, took the lead in organizing the event. Rod Villagomez and I were lucky enough to lend a hand. Our goal was to host an event that would provide attendees with a comfortable environment to meet and mingle with others in the local social media scene, to make social media more social.
We had a great turn-out. Thirty or so attendees ate, drank and were merry as they put voices and real-life faces to the avatars they see on Twitter. There were many introductions and good conversation about our community, technology, social media and this crazy concept of Tweetups. Having the opportunity to chat with some great local people made this a very memorable night for me; the Twitter scene in Stockton is full of some awesome people!
We raffled off some gift cards and a holiday floral table centerpiece generously donated by Patt from Elegant Essence.
Check out the pictures from the event here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbeckwith/sets/72157622669050485/.
On behalf of Wes and Rod, I want to thank everyone that came to our first Stockton Tweetup, we hope you had a great time. This event would not have been a hit if it weren't for all of you! Thanks, as well, to our friends from Modesto Tweetup for making the trip to Stockton for our inaugural event, your support means a great deal to us.
Interested in Stockton Tweetup #2? Visit StocktonTweetup.com and Twitter.com/StocktonTweetup.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Twenty-five years after it all began, the Stockton Asparagus Festival has made the leap into social media!
Check out the Stockton Asparagus Festival on your favorite channel:
Look for them to do some giveaways thru these media leading up to the festival.
The dates for the 25th Anniversary is April 23-25, 2010 in Downtown Stockton.
Check out our Stockton Asparagus Festival page.