Pics from Bay Area Digg Meet-Up 1-15-10

Pics from Bay Area Digg Meet-Up 1-15-10

I never thought I would actually have the chance to meet the great digger Tal Siach. He's Israeli, and since he's...


I never thought I would actually have the chance to meet the great digger Tal Siach. He's Israeli, and since he's on the other side of the Earth, that means I'm never going to get to meet him right? Not so. He visited the States over the last week for the Consumer Electronics show in Vegas. Then he went to Southern California to visit another friend Jason Lankow briefly. After that, he came up to San Francisco, where he and several other diggers hung out for an impromptu social media meet-up.

We met at Medjool's, a club in San Francisco's Mission District. We socialized, shot the shit and hung out on their roof. It was good meeting Tal, who turns out to be one of the nicest guys around. I also hear that his web site Walyou is having a lot of success. I am very happy for him! Much thanks to Sharon, a.k.a. SunGoddess808, for the group picture she took!

Here is Tal Siach in the flesh people. Yes he really DOES exist.

Here is Tal Siach in the flesh people. Yes he really DOES exist.

Two nice diggers. Cas Ruffin is a new-ish Digger on the scene, and Tal is an old man.

Two nice diggers. Cas Ruffin is a new-ish Digger (@dahrecords) on the scene, and Tal is an old man.

This is the first time that Jerry James Stone, the environmental Digger, and really-long-timer Jason Lankow, a.k.a Jaybol had ever met. Digger JMRitchie, or Josh Ritchie, was hovering somewhere nearby but for some reason I cant find the pic I took of him.

This is the first time that Jerry James Stone, the environmental Digger, and really-long-timer Jason Lankow, a.k.a "Jaybol" had ever met. Digger JMRitchie, or Josh Ritchie, was hovering somewhere nearby but for some reason I can't find the pic I took of him.

Tal and Ben had a bit TOO much fun I think at this point in the night.

Tal and Ben had a bit TOO much fun I think at this point in the night.

This is the group shot taken by Sharon, a.k.a Sungoddess808. Thats Jerry, Me, Ben Bicais, Tal Siach and Cas.

This is the group shot taken by Sharon, a.k.a Sungoddess808. That's Jerry, Me, Ben Bicais, Tal Siach and Cas Ruffin.

Ben and Jerry dont make ice cream, but they can bring the page views.

Ben and Jerry don't make ice cream, but they can bring the page views.

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My name is John Boitnott and I am a tech writer and digital media consultant. I write for Inc.com, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, USAToday and others. I have held dozens of positions at various TV newsrooms in the state of California. I worked in TV news from 1994 to 2009. I was a web editor for years at KNTV, the NBC station in the San Francisco Bay Area. held freelance writing positions at KGO, KRON and KPIX in San Francisco as well. I worked as a radio anchor, assignment desk manager, reporter, editor and producer at KEYT in Santa Barbara for 10 years.

COMMENTS

  1. TheDudeDean

    January 17

    Looks like you guys had fun. Anyone FP while at the bar?

  2. AmyV

    January 17

    I bet Ben & Jerry could make some good ice cream if they tried! Looks like it was a fun time. 🙂 Jealous!

  3. John Boitnott

    January 17

    I did! 😛

  4. Talsiach

    January 18

    Had a great time you guys, hopefully next time in Israel 🙂 you all invited of course!

  5. boitnott

    January 19

    I can't believe you spent the night in a barn in Temecula with no rrrrestroom! 🙂

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