The Cyber Scene in San Diego ~ by Joe Crawford of ArtLung
The WebGrrls-San Diego [ http://www.webgrrls.com/sandiego/ ] and WebSanDiego [ http://www.artlung.com/websandiego/ ] joint meeting/get-together on June 30, 1999 was terrific. All my expectations about what this event was to be were exceeded. Lots of very cool folks, doing work here in San Diego. A great turnout from both groups, I felt.
The meeting took place at a coffeehouse on University Avenue in Hillcrest called - "The Living Room." The nominal focus was a presentation by Janelle Payne, who is in the sales arm of Sidewalk San Diego.
Anne Wayman (local guide for About.com [http://sandiego.about.com/ ], and Shannon Williams of Cox Interactive Media's [ http://www.cimedia.com/ ] (also responsible for [ http://www.kgtv.com/ ] [ http://www.holidaybowl.com/ ] [http://www.cox.com/sandiego/ ]) SanDiegoInsider.com [ http://www.SanDiegoInsider.com/ ]. WebSanDiego list owner, Joe Crawford [ http://www.artlung.com/ ] asked a few questions - including about what ads might not make it to the site: the reply was that there was indeed an approval process, and that she recalled one in particular - with a particularly clinical before and after graphic of a "male enhancement device" - did not make it through that approval process.
All in all a great presentation by Jannelle, and everyone I believe appreciated her taking the time to give us a look at what she does. "Well thought out" noted Anne Wayman, About.com guide and author [ http://www.powerfullyrecovered.com/ ].
After all that, lots of tech, business, and job discussion - plus an interaction game with Jolly Ranchers. I tried to talk to everybody but missed a few folks - but next time I'll meet everyone!
(full text at: http://www.artlung.com/websandiego/happyhour/hr_003_summary.html)