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Geeks vs Hipsters – Creative Coffee and Open Coffee Christmas Party

Traducción próximamente.Before it gets too late, a quick chronicle of yet another networking party. I mean, freelancing is lonely, isn’t it? So it’s always wonderful to hang out with fellow sole traders (soul traders?) and Small and Medium Enterprises. We don’t want our Christmas Parties to be in the style of Simon Armitage all the time.logo [Click on title to read more…]

Traducción próximamente.Before it gets too late, a quick chronicle of yet another networking party. I mean, freelancing is lonely, isn’t it? So it’s always wonderful to hang out with fellow sole traders (soul traders?) and Small and Medium Enterprises. We don’t want our Christmas Parties to be in the style of Simon Armitage all the time.

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A couple of networking meetings I’ve frequently visited for the past year or two are Creative Coffee and Leicester Tech Startups‘ Open Coffee. The first one, as the name hints, is focused on the creative community – graphic designers, writers, painters, illustrators, photographers, jewellers, you name it. The second one, more recent than the first one, is all about the techies – web developers, software developers, app developers, and any other kind of people involved with computers and gadgets, developers or not.

I go to both because a) I get lonely and b) it’s good to know all kinds of stuff and get involved in environments where not many people who do your thing will visit. Also, I’m married to a software developer, so I can share him some gossip from the latest Open Coffee talks.

For their Christmas party, Creative Coffee and Open Coffee joined forces and arranged a big morning for both artsies and techies. Or, as they jokingly say, geeks and hipsters. As a fan from hell of Freaks and Geeks, I’m not sure if the definition of geeks would match the people I’ve met in Open Coffee. And not everyone in Creative Coffee is a hipster, but let’s all have some fun.

Maybe next year I’ll delve into the wonders of networking at each event, but now I’ll just leave you with a few pictures of the celebration.

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Speech from the creative side.
And now the speech from the techie side.
And now the speech from the techie side.
Delicious sweet and savoury noms.
Delicious sweet and savoury nibbles.
The most succulent hummus. People laughed at me for taking pictures of it, but it would've been a sin not to.
The most succulent hummus. People laughed at me for taking pictures of it, but it would’ve been a sin not to.

BTW, if the party was a Freaks and Geeks party, I’d definitely be a freak. I mean, James Franco is my best friend.

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