Lunch 2.0 at Oracle (CTIA gadgets coming tonight)

I love the Lunch 2.0 movement. Every few days there’s a different Lunch 2.0 event around the world. Today was one at Oracle’s headquarters. These are great events to network at and see some new stuff (Oracle was showing off how it is Web 2.0-izing some of its Enterprise-focused stuff and privately I got a demo of how Oracle is building its own internal social network which is very cool).

Anyway, here’s some quick videos I shot at the lunch.

1. Matt Galligan told me about his company, Socialthing, which will aggregate all sorts of friends networks. Alpha coming later in October, public release expected later this year. He called it a “digital life manager” and compared it to Jaiku.
2. Justin Kestelyn gave me a little tidbit of why Oracle was hosting Lunch 2.0. His blog with reports on the event is here.
3. Dominik Grolimund of Wua.la shows me this very cool Peer-to-Peer online storage service. I’m going to try this one out. He’s visiting Silicon Valley from Switzerland.
4. Jeremiah Owyang just came back from Hong Kong and explains Cyworld’s homepi to us. Rich Mangalang, of Oracle, was showing us their internal social network (sort of like Facebook, but only for Oracle employees). He wasn’t able to demonstrate it on camera, unfortunately.

Everytime I go to a Lunch 2.0 event I meet interesting people and learn a lot. Why don’t you come next time?

Watch my Kyte channel tonight. I’m headed to the Showstoppers CTIA event where I’ll find you some cool mobile gadgets and post them up instantly as long as there is some bandwidth.

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Comments

  1. Cause it’s a few thousand miles from where I live ;-)

    Seriously, I moved closer to London 6 months ago (as in, I now live in Reading, home of Microsoft UK) and I now get the chance to go to many more events than it would have been possible for me to travel to in the past. I find the best part of the events aren’t necessarily the talks or presentations (or even the freebies) but the socialising and geek dinners that go on during and after them.

    And I’m not being the first commenter on your next post. This is just bad timing from me…

  2. Cause it’s a few thousand miles from where I live ;-)

    Seriously, I moved closer to London 6 months ago (as in, I now live in Reading, home of Microsoft UK) and I now get the chance to go to many more events than it would have been possible for me to travel to in the past. I find the best part of the events aren’t necessarily the talks or presentations (or even the freebies) but the socialising and geek dinners that go on during and after them.

    And I’m not being the first commenter on your next post. This is just bad timing from me…

  3. Justin “Kestelyn” actually, but thanks!

    This was the best “event” Oracle has been involved in for a long time, IMO!

  4. Justin “Kestelyn” actually, but thanks!

    This was the best “event” Oracle has been involved in for a long time, IMO!

  5. Lunch 2.0 is more an idea. There is no reason they can’t have them in London. A number of people have expressed interest in starting it up there.

    Contact Tim Davey on Facebook.

  6. Lunch 2.0 is more an idea. There is no reason they can’t have them in London. A number of people have expressed interest in starting it up there.

    Contact Tim Davey on Facebook.