Tomorrow night, Lisa, Michael and I are playing host at a local pub in the Lakeview section of Chicago (3 miles North of the loop). Brian Sommer, author of the blogs Software Safari and Services Safari will be joining us as well. All are invited and we look forward to some serious conversation. However given that it's Friday night, I assume the topics will tend towards the strategic sourcing and inventory management of hops and barley, given the locale we've chosen (not to mention Inbev's looming bid for that mediocre brewer with a great name). We look forward to seeing everyone who can make it. Right now, I've gotten emails from a few others who can show up as well as virtual orders from those in far away Spend Management lands to raise a pint in their names. The more the merrier! If you can make it, we'll see you between 8:00-10:00 PM @ Wilde (3130 N. Broadway, Chicago, Il 60657), a local Irish pub in the East Lakeview section of Chicago. We'll be in the back bar area. If anyone needs directions or can't find us tomorrow night, I'll be reachable on: 773-525-7406. Hopefully, this will be the first of a number of informal events like this.
- Jason Busch