Last Night's Tweetup for Seattle BlawgersBy http://profile.typepad.com/1237764140s22740 // April 11, 2012 in Lawyers, Seattle
Josh King and Mark Britton hosted a tweetup for Seattle legal bloggers ("blawgers") last night at Avvo's office. The ocassion was a visit to town by California-based blogger, Eric Goldman, who runs the popular Technology & Marketing Law Blog.
Josh took the group on a tour of the office, but as implied by the picture, we mostly hung out in the kitchen, where the fridge was well stocked with beer.
Venkat Balasubramani, Dean of Seattle blawging and a world-class tweeter, was there. Venkat blogs at his long-sustained Spam Notes, "a law blog covering electronic communications, email, social networks, privacy, and more," as well as on Goldman's blog.
Asher Bearman of the Venture Alley was there. Asher's blog, which he runs with Trent Dykes (a no show last night - Trent, hope you have a note from your doctor), has gone from zero to sixty, in terms of visibility, virtually overnight. Asher promises a piece soon on implications of the JOBS Act for funds. And he wants more from me on the JOBS Act!
Michael Atkins, who runs the Seattle Trademark Lawyer blog, was there. Atkins is recently back from a trip to China, and his posts from there bring a perspective about IP law in China I doubt you'll find anywhere else.
Blawging newcomer David Ziff was there. Ziff is one to watch. He has a good blogging "voice," and he brings appropriate irreverance to the competence with which he is covering Washington State court cases (a really good niche, currently not served by anyone else, to my knowledge).
Other blawgers there I met, whose work I don't know but am looking forward to checking out, include Tonya Gisselberg, who runs the Seattle Copyright Watch, and Heather Morado, who blogs at Seattle Entertainment Lawyer.
Colette Vogele, who you find on blogs, Twitter, and digital spaces elsewhere, was there, too, kind of solidifying a California-Washington connection.
Fun meet up!