Mike Cote of Redmonk mentioned last night on Twitter that he would be in the Westchester area this week to attend an IBM SMB (Small and Medium Business) Analyst meeting. I noted a few minutes ago on Twitter that Scooby-do, the wacky, wise and wonderful Scobleizer himself, said: 
Scobleizer: Upcoming.org is teaching me that it’s not branding or buzz that’ll get people to do things: it’s our friends and social networks.
When I went to upcoming.org I learned the time and location of the meeting. I also noticed that Mike Cote had made the entry for it in upcoming.org, thus doing IBM a favor. See Upcoming – Westchester.
I then sent the following note to Cote:
Just learned via Scooby-Do’s mention of upcoming.org that you are at IBM’s SMB Analyst meet today in White Plains, near where 287 and the Hutch intersect. I also noticed you created the upcoming.org announce of this meet.
I’m giving a presentation on open-source to a group of CIO’s from Austria later this afternoon, and wonder if you are availalbe for dinner a drink this evening, or sometime tomorrow. You’re welcome to come to our house for dinner; it’s less that a 30-minute drive from the SMB location.
Also, if time permits, you’re welcome to join my presentation. It starts about 3:45 at the IBM site in Hawthorne, about twenty minutes from your location.
Even if we don’t get together, enjoy the splendid Fall here in Westchester. We’ve had over a month of wonderful weather. There’s been little rain, so Fall is running about two weeks late, and is just reaching its peak in these parts.
I then forwarded that note to Mike Dolan, a fellow IBMer and Twitter, with a short preface:
FYI per below, if you aren’t already at the SMB meet in WP then you might want to go just to say hi to Mike. He’s a great guy.
By the way, Redmonk’s Steve O’Grady is a big fan of the Boston Red Sox. IBM’s Mike Dolan is a fan of the Cleveland Indians, something I learned via Twitter.
We all know who is happy and who is glum this Monday morning.
1. Temple Beth-El in Chappaqua has for several years held an annual conference called WWW, for Wise, Wonderful Women, in which women professionals discuss their careers and the challenges they have faced being a woman in business. Guests have included Hillary Clinton and Vanessa Williams, both Chappaqua residents; a senior exec from a major auction house; one of the country’s best “hand models” (she wore gloves); U.S. Congresswoman Nita Lowey; and a research scientist in biochemistry.
Senator Hillary Clintonmoved to Chappaqua in 1999. Vanessa Williams grew up in the town and is a graduate of Horace Greeley High School; her father was a well-known music educator in Westchester, and played a key role for many years in arranging various all-country concerts. I recall seeing him at several of the ones where my children played.
Both Senator Clinton and President Clinton attended the Memorial Day Ceremony that honored SSgt. Kyu Hyuk Chay, , a local resident who was killed in action in Afghanistan in October, 2006.
It is a wonderful event. It is usually held in March.