What happens when you get two prolific bloggers in the same room and add wine? They kiss and hug? Looks like it...
Robert arrived with his wife Maryam freshish from a busy day in London and much to my surprise we had a talk from Maryam rather than Robert. She was fantastic and talked with passion and without prompts about her family journey in the blogosphere and the impact it had on people's lives. I'm hoping Ian captured the video of it and publishes. Summary is that Robert now takes out the trash, Maryam now blogs and it's changed their lives. Oh and they brought some brown girls only PodTech t-shirts. Zune brown almost!
I had a good chat with Hugh about our ongoing conversation that I'll blog more about soon. I also spoke for a while with Robert about life at Microsoft and how it's different being a Microsoft blogger from the UK rather than at "the borg centre" in Redmond. Sometimes it helps to share stuff from closer to our customers but it seems people really enjoy getting to know the product group people. I think we have more to share from the field to be honest and Robert encouraged me to tell more stories from the front lines which I guess is good advice. Expect to see more more of that.
I really enjoyed the chat with Maryam too - she's just so enthusiastic and collected a tonne of business cards and just seemed to enjoying chatting with everyone in the room. She brought a lot of energy to the place!
Final word goes to Sarah for organizing. She even looked a little shocked when presented with a belated birthday cake 🙂
[update] Ian has posted video of Maryam's talk last night