One of the benefits of spending some time in the Orlando area is that a handful of internet companies and affiliate marketing companies are headquartered in the area. Via Twitter, I caught a message from Izea about a St. Patrick’s Day tweetup they were going to be having at their office. So, of course I wanted to check it out! I mean, it’s not everyday you get the chance to meet the Ted Murphy who loves to stick his tongue out!
So after I got off work I headed into downtown Orlando to the Izea office to check it out, drink some green beer, and meet some new people. I was very surprised when I walked in to find a security guard checking ID’s, giving out wrist bands, and also giving directions to the office. Yet, he seemed like a nice guy. Anyway, I headed up the fourth floor to check out the Izea office and see what was going on.
I snapped a few pictures of the incredibly colorful office as I walked in. The office is really wide open with just little cubicles in the center and a few rooms on the sides. Here are a few pictures.
I was also sort of surprised that there were not more people there. I mean free beer, why not right? Oh well. It’s hard to put together a meet up via Twitter and a blog only, plus for the amount of time that I knew about it, it was still a good size crew, even if majority of them were Izea employees. Ted also did a UStream show for Ted Tube while the party was going on, so that was actually pretty funny to watch as there was about a 10 second delay from what they were saying/doing to when it came through on the TV that we watched it on.
As I was thinking about leaving, Ian Fernando rolled up and others started leaving. As the crowd died down I got a chance to chat with Ian about dropping out of school, Twitter Banking, affiliate marketing, and much more. Ian’s a great guy and incredibly nice and willing to help those around him, so it was a pleasure to catch up with him. Here is a picture of us as well as some more from the night.
What did you guys get into for St. Patty’s Day? See some of the tweets from last night with the tag #paddytweet.