Tonight, we went to downtown Vancouver to attend a Mini Massive networking event. Vancouver used to be the hub of tech networking events when Tech Vibes was in its prime. Today, Tech Vibes has no vibes and the networking events creased to exist when Tech Vibes co-founder Lindsey Smith left the company to start Massive Tech Show, a technology trade show held at the Vancouver Convention Centre (it’s also held in Edmonton and Toronto).
The Vancouver Massive Technology Show won’t start until April 1 2008, but Lindsay decided to bring back the local Vancouver networking event with a “Mini Massive” get together. Maybe she should have called it a micro massive because only about 50 people showed up. Still, that’s not bad considering how long these events have disappeared off the Vancouver map. I’m sure if Massive continues with these monthly events it will grow back to its glory days. Here are some more photos.
My Name Tag
I like to have fun at these networking events. While I’m sure there were people there trying to act all professional while drumming up new business, I try to be as unprofessional as possible. It’s hard for someone to be serious with me when they see a name tag that say “Titles Are For Wimps.”
Don’t Drink and Putt
It’s really hard to get the ball in the hole when you’re holding a drink in one hand and a putter in the other hand.
Stealing All The Food
While there wasn’t a massive variety of food, what they had was pretty good, especially the dry spare ribs with sea salt. I’m pretty sure I ate most of it. Overall, Mini Massive was an OK event. It would have been nice to have more people show up but it’s a good start for a rebuilding process. I hope Lindsay continues to build on it but I have a feeling she is more concern about selling booths for her Massive trade show.